Recent Match Report – ENG Women vs SA Women 3rd T20I 2022

Toss England chose to bat vs South Africa

England have won the toss and opted to bat first in the final T20I to round out their multi-format series against South Africa in Derby.

Heather Knight, the England captain, remains sidelined with an irritation in her hip joint, which kept her out of the previous game, won by the hosts to go 12-2 up in the series with only two more points up for grabs. Knight has had an injection to treat the injury and will continue to be assessed ahead of the Commonwealth Games. England open their campaign against Sri Lanka in Birmingham on Saturday. Knight’s deputy, Nat Sciver, will stand in as skipper again.

England have handed an international debut to 17-year-old left-arm seamer Freya Kemp, who was presented with her cap by Charlotte Edwards, her coach at Southern Vipers. She and 20-year-old quick Issy Wong come into the side, with Bryony Smith and Freya Davies making way.

Chloe Tryon is standing in for South Africa captain Sune Luus, who is unwell, and fast bowler Shabnim Ismail is out with a back problem. Opening batter Tazmin Brits and left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba come into their side.

After a light rain shower prompted the ground staff to put the covers on a green-looking pitch some 100 minutes before the scheduled start, play was set to begin under bright skies with only patchy cloud and a steady breeze blowing across the ground.

England: 1 Danni Wyatt, 2 Sophia Dunkley, 3 Nat Sciver (capt), 4 Amy Jones (wk), 5 Maia Bouchier, 6 Alice Capsey, 7 Katherine Brunt, 8 Sophie Ecclestone, 9 Freya Kemp, 10 Issy Wong, 11 Sarah Glenn

South Africa: 1 Tazmin Brits, 2 Lara Goodall, 3 Anneke Bosch, 4 Laura Wolvaardt, 5 Mignon du Preez, 6 Chloe Tryon (capt), 7 Delmi Tucker, 8 Sinalo Jafta (wk), 9 Masabata Klaas, 10 Ayabonga Khaka, 11 Nonkululeko Mlaba

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