South Africa Women are favourites to win
Ireland women will have a tough challenge in front of them when they take on South Africa women for a limited overs series. The series will start with the T20 leg, with the 1st T20 being played on June 3, 2022 at the Pembroke Cricket Club, Sandymount, Dublin.
A strong South Africa women team will tour Ireland for three T20Is and as many ODIs. South Africa is one of the stronger teams of international cricket and should easily win the series. However, Ireland women is capable off pulling a surprise.
South Africa last played in the Women's World Cup and won five off the seven league games. They lost to England women in the semi final. While South Africa have given some of their key players like Lizelle Lee a break from the tour, the squad still looks a formidable unit with Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Nadine de Kerk and Lara Goodall at their disposal.
Meanwhile, Ireland will need some exceptional performances from Gaby Lewis, Shauna Kavanagh, Leah Paul and other senior players.
The surface should be a decent wicket to bat. Given the small boundaries, we could see a high scoring game. However, no matter how good a surface is, quality bowling always makes a difference.
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There is a huge gap between both teams in terms of quality with South Africa women already a force to reckon with. Ireland, on the other hand, are improving but they will need some time to become a stiff opposition. For us, South Africa women are favourites to win.
South Africa Women are favorites to beat Ireland Women