South Africa will host Pakistan on Wednesday as the international women’s cricket gets underway for the first time in months. Both the teams will be playing their first match since the World Cup T20.
Both the teams will be missing out a few key players here.
South Africa: Sune Luus (C), Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Lizelle Lee, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nadine de Klerk, Tumi Sekhukhune, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Lara Goodall, Nondumiso Shangase, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Faye Tunnicliffe, Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits.
Pakistan: Javeria Khan (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Syeda Aroob Shah
Head to head- 21 matches
Pakistan 4-15 South Africa
-Pakistan and South Africa have faced each other 21 times in ODIs and Bismah Maroof has appeared in 20 of them. This is the first time she will be missing out a match against South Africa since her debut.
-Their last match was a tie, happened in 2019.
Mignon du Preez- 368
Javeria Khan and Bismah Maroof- 377
Sana Mir- 22, Nida Dar- 15
Sune Luus-15 including a fifer
Laura Wolvaardt averages 51.50 against Pakistan from her five innings, has three fifties to her name.
Kapp is the only active SA player to have a ton against Pakistan
Luus is three wickets away from her 100th ODI wicket. She will become the 4th SA player to do so and will become the 3rd SA player to pick 100 wickets and score 1000 runs in Women’s ODIs, 10th overall.
Wolvaardt will be playing her 50th ODI innings today.
Trisha Chetty, her 100th innings. She is also 2 stumping away from 50th stumping.
Ismail has 98 matches to her name.
Nida Dar needs 73 runs for her 1000 ODI runs.
She will become only 2nd Pakistan player to pick 50 wickets and to have scored 1000 wODI runs.