Five-time champions too hard a side to beat
- South Africa have never beaten Australia women in T20 internationals, losing all six games
- Australia Women have been unbeaten in the tournament and have lost only once in the last 27 T20Is
South Africa will take on Australia Women in the final of the women’s T20 World Cup 2023 at Newlands on Sunday, February 26. Everything is stacked against the hosts in their first ever final. They’ll have the home crowd support and they’ll need another perfect performance to create history. South Africa chances of winning stand at 2.80
The five-time champions Australia Women have made it to another final with a close win over India in the semi-final. They have a formidable side and are favourites to add another trophy to their cabinet, with odds of 1.40
A date with destiny
The Sune Luus-led Protea women made history, becoming the first ever South African side – men’s or women’s – to reach a World Cup final. They go up against arguably the greatest team in the history of the game. With a packed Newlands arena cheering them, South Africa would be hoping to pull off the greatest upset.
Our pick: Australia have a significantly stronger than South Africa, especially their batting unit. Back Australia Women to win the match at 1.40!
Australia just managed to edge past India by five runs in the semi-final on the back of some excellent death overs bowling. They have a strong batting line-up with a mix of class and power.
South Africa pulled off a miracle against a strong England side in the semi-final, winning by six runs. Tazmin Brits and Laura Wolvaardt starred with the bat before seamers did an outstanding job to hold off England. SA’s bowling attack remains their biggest strength.
Keep an eye on…
Ashleigh Gardner had a quiet tournament with the bat but fired 31 off 18 in the semi-final to lift the total. With the ball, she’s been superb picking nine wickets in five games at an economy of 6.56.
Laura Wolvaardt has been solid at the top in this world cup, scoring 169 runs at an average of 42 and strike rate of just over 100. She has the ability to do well against a potent Australia bowling attack.