Thursday , September 29 2022

# WT20 Report Card: South Africa


South Africa reached the ICC T20 world, which toured the Caribbean in September, but getting to know the local conditions would not have helped them because they could not reach the semi-finals and finished third in Group A.

Summary of results

The tournament began to swim alongside Dane Van Nykerk. Led by the bowling team of the boys Ismail and Marisen Kapp, South Africa managed to limit Sri Lanka to 99/8 in their opening game, before Cap Van Nykerk anchored the 100th chase to win a seven-year-old victory.

Ismail's excellent tournament drew against the Indians in the West, when she took 3/12 to help limit the host country to 107 out of their 20 command. However, the amazing stroke collapse saw the South Africans crouching out just to ruin their final hope.

The collapse of South Africa's banging will continue into the cruelty game against England, while they collapse on everything else thanks to Ania Robesel's hat and a faint charm of 3/4 of the four Naturals.

England chased the total to place their place in the semi-finals at the expense of South Africa. Van Nykerk expressed disappointment after the game, saying: "We owe an apology to our entire district."

Out of controversy in the next round, they managed to get some consolation from 30 wins forever over Bangladesh, as Cap starring with a bat and a ball to ensure that her side will leave the Caribbean in a positive tone.

Positive take home

The bowling of South Africa was what proved their two victories, with Ismail Van Naykerk picking up six wickets all in the tournament. The rhythm of Ismail was particularly troubling for the batters, as she picked up three consecutive wicket hauls against Sri Lanka and West India.

Areas to improve

South Africa's struggles with the bat were evident before the tournament even started as they could only score 72/9 and 79/9 against Pakistan and Australia in their heating games. Even during their final victory over Bangladesh, they collapsed from 60/1 to 107/9.

Most of their hopes were placed on Liesel at the top of the order, but her four innings were only able to raise 58 runs as South Africa struggled to pick up all the major rounds and rounds.

Stable player

While Cap played a major role in all South African victories, it is difficult to look beyond the performances of Ismail in South Africa opening two games. She was quick to see her pace too hot to take care of Sri Lanka and western India. The Sri Lankans in particular were exposed with astonishing accuracy, while shocking the stump three times with the delivery of thunder.

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