England look to continue lucky ride
England have odds of 1.57 to beat South Africa when the teams clash in the all important semi-final of the Women’s World Cup. However, England have been late bloomers in this tournament and were benefited by other results going their way in the latter half of the World Cup. They will need to be on top of their game against an impressive South Africa side.
South Africa have had a dream run in this World Cup, playing to their full potential and showcasing immaculate resolve under pressure. They beat England once in this tournament, and will need to do it again to make it to their first ever Women’s World Cup final, the odds of which stand at 2.22
Head to head record favours England
England have only lost nine ODIs to South Africa across 39 ODIs between these sides in the women’s game. However, two of those nine came within the last four head to head games. One of them came earlier in this very tournament with South Africa beating England by three wickets in a thriller at Mount Maunganui. .
RECOMMENDED BET: South Africa have looked the more compact unit. Back SA at 2.22 to win and make it to the finals!
The venue is Christchurch where South Africa played and won their last game against India in a spectacular run chase… The familiarity with the venue will also work in South Africa’s favour in this big game.
Keep an eye on…
Laura Wolvaardt: The leading run-scorer in the World Cup with 433 runs at an average above 60, Laura Wolvaardt has shone through with her temperament and audacious stroke-play. Against England, South Africa will need her to fire on all cylinders.
Tammy Beaumont: She made a half-century the last time these teams met and has been in good form through the tournament, making 243 runs in seven matches.
TIP: South Africa’s batting has been impressive all tournament. Bet on SA at 2.08 to be the team with the top batter!