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South Africa vs Sri Lanka Women Tips - Wolvaardt to lead Proteas back to winning ways

By Ralph Staniforth
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South Africa and Sri Lanka have both been on a horror run over the past month. Neither side can qualify for the Commonwealth Games semis, but the Proteas’ superior form with the bat should see them overpower Sri Lanka. 
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  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Team News
  • Sri Lanka  Form
  • Sri Lanka Team News
  • South Africa vs Sri Lanka Women FAQ

  • South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt has scored 69 runs in this year’s Commonwealth Games.
  • The Proteas’ Anneke Bosch has scored 32, 17, 61, 18 and 44* in her last 6 innings.
  • Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu has scored 80*, 43 and 16 in her last 5 innings.

Head to Head


South Africa has won four of their last five matches against Sri Lanka.

South Africa Form


The Proteas have lost their last five T20Is by convincing margins, despite putting in decent batting and bowling efforts. 

They lost their last match against England by 26 runs after restricting England to 167/5 off their 20 overs.

Anneke Bosch (32), Tazmin Brits (38) and Laura Wolvaardt (41) got the Proteas off to a slow and steady start, but they couldn’t match England’s rate of 8.36 runs per over, ending on 141/4 off their 20 overs. 

South Africa Team News


South Africa have no injury concerns and will field an unchanged side as there have been decent contributions from across the side. 

Sri Lanka  Form


Sri Lanka have lost four of their last five fixtures but pulled off a brilliant seven-wicket win over India. They have lost both their Commonwealth Games matches by big margins.

They lost their last match against New Zealand by 45 runs after Inoka Ranaweera (3/30) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (2/31) had the Black Caps reeling at 89/5 in the 14th over.

Sri Lanka could only muster 102 runs in their 20 overs, with  Nilakshi de Silva (36) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (18) the only batters to reach double figures.

Sri Lanka Team News


Sri Lanka have no injury concerns but might look to replace  

Vishmi Gunaratne, who has only reached double figures twice in her last eight innings.

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Verdict

Neither side can qualify for the semis, but the Proteas’ superior form and run rate should see them take the win, with Laura Wolvaardt backed to score 50+.

Chamari Athapaththu has been in superb form with the bat and is backed to top-score for Sir Lanka.

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04 Aug 2022