WIW vs RSAW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 04, 2018

With every game carrying a significant importance, a washout was the worst things the teams could have asked for in the ongoing series between South Africa Women and West Indies Women. A damp outfield at Brian Lara Stadium left the teams and fans waiting for the action to happen before the match was finally abandoned without a ball being bowled. The Proteas needed to register a win in the third match to keep their hopes of a series-win alive, but the relentless rain on Sunday squashed their hopes. They'll now be looking to end the series in balance by winning the remaining two games. West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to seal the series so as to test their bench strength in the final match before the marquee tournament. The two teams will now lock horns in the fourth T20I at Tarouba on Friday, October 5.

WIW vs RSAW Team Previews

West Indies Women

Prior to the washout in the third match of the series, the Caribbean team had won the first match by a narrow margin of 17 runs. Their win in the second match was a lot more comfortable as they cruised to the required total with nine wickets in hand. Although it was their batters who sealed the deal in the second match, their win was scripted by their bowlers.

Bowling first on a tricky surface, West Indies' spinners didn't allow the South African women to get quick runs which resulted in quick wickets. Hayley Matthews removed both Sune Luus and Lizelle Lee for ducks and the Proteas, despite a valiant effort from their middle order, could not recover thereafter. Anisa Mohammed was brilliant in the death overs and a last-over hattrick from her dealt the Proteas with the knock-out punch which had an impact this the conclusion of the match.

West Indies are currently sitting on a healthy 2-0 lead in this series and given the way things have panned out in the series, it's going to be difficult to take away the lead from them.

West Indies Women Playing 11

Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Stafanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Shemaine Campbelle, Merissa Aguilleira.

South Africa Women

After a reasonable performance in the first match, the Proteas will be disappointed with the way their batters folded in the second game. They were bundled out for a meager total of 101 which was followed by a one-sided chase from the West Indies. Their bowlers failed to extract the same amount of assistance as compared to their West Indies' counterparts.

The Proteas are heavily reliant on their openers, but the early departure of Lizelle Lee and Sune Luss sucked the momentum out of their innings. Skipper Dane van Niekerk and Chloe Tyron revived their innings with a 28-run partnership, but their run-rate of three hardly bothered the hosts. Van Niekerk took their innings deep which was aided by a brilliant 27-run knock from Mignon du Preez as Proteas prepared for the late assault. Instead, the late assault never came.

Although the bowlers couldn't have done much with such a low total to defend, it was a subpar performance from them on all standards. They failed to extract any sort of assistance from the surface which appeared a minefield when West Indies were bowling. A washout in the third match has left them with just two games to get their combination right for the marquee tournament and it will be interesting to see their approach in the upcoming fixtures.

South Africa Women Playing 11

Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith, Faye Tunnicliffe, Zintle Mali.

WIW vs RSAW Betting Tips

South Africa haven't appeared to be comfortable batting on the slow and low surfaces of the Caribbean Islands. They'd have to step up their game quickly if they want to have a meaningful remainder of the games as well as the World T20. With batting doing well in the last match and bowlers bowling in a nice rhythm, West Indies Women are firm favorites to win this encounter and seal the series.

Today Match Prediction

West Indies Women To Win the Match, 1.61

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Who will win WIW vs RSAW

West Indies Women 65.9% (85)
South Africa Women 34.1% (44)
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