The Windies women embark on their final group stage match of the ICC women’s world cup tomorrow and it’s a do or die encounter for the women in maroon.
With a dream start of winning their first two games, who would have thought that it could come down to this.
The windies first defeated home team New Zealand by three runs.
They then handed England a shock five days later with a 7 run victory.
With the momentum building, the analysts thought that the maroon ladies could give the mighty Indians a fight. But that ended in a huge 155 run defeat. Their other three matches would only result in one victory over Bangladesh and heavy defeats at the hands of Australia and Pakistan women.
Their next match up against South Africa women is the most important of the tournament yet. With the windies third on 6 points, even a victory may not guarantee a semi final spot and they will still rely on having a superior net run rate over England and results from other matches for confirmation of their semi-final status.
Head to head over the last five games, South Africa and the Windies battled stride for stride with both teams having 2 wins each. Laura Wolvart tops the South African batters so far in the cup while Hayley Mathews is the top West Indian bowler.
South Africa also owns the top five bowling stat with 3 of their players in the upper ranks. The Proteas may go in as favourites, but another good old West Indian surprise may be lurking around the corner and on match day the results it’s anybody’s game.