South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in an inconsequential Super Six match of the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Barabati Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams have no chance whatsoever of making it to the final and will be playing for pride when they lock horns in their concluding Super Six engagement.
As of now, Sri Lanka on two points is placed fifth in the league table while South Africa has flattered to deceive at the Super Six stage having lost all its matches.
Such has been the situation of the two sides that Sri Lanka with a net run-rate of -2.636 would have to play for the fifth place play-off even if it wins and goes onto four points. Its net run-rate which has taken a heavy toll due to some big defeats is unlikely to improve by a significant margin, which would have ensured it at least qualifying for the third place play-off.
For South Africa, the situation is even worse as a win could only fetch it two points and can only take it to fifth position. But that won’t make any difference to its campaign as it would still be playing for the fifth place play-off.
Keywords: ICC Women’s World Cup