Moseline Daniels could help the Proteas exact revenge over New Zealand when the sides meet in the World Cup on Wednesday.
Daniels may play a role in the Proteas defeating a New Zealand team that has won 11 of the 13 prior encounters between the two teams. Most recently, the White Ferns beat the Proteas Women 5-2 in 2016.
Daniels’ overall record against New Zealand is respectable if not spectacular. She has picked up six wickets in as many matches at an average 25.16. She also has a handy economy rate of 4.64.
Daniels made a fantastic start to her World Cup campaign against Pakistan. The left-armer was miserly throughout her ten overs, conceding only 21 runs. She throttled the Pakistan top-order, never allowing them to dictate terms. With her final ball of her first over, Daniels dismissed Javeria Khan who was beginning to threaten having hit three fours in her innings of 17.
Daniels benefitted from a period of sustained pressure applied on the Pakistan batters. Prior to her dismissal of Kainat Imtiaz, Daniels and Marizanne Kapp had put the squeeze on Pakistan by bowling two consecutive maidens.
With deliveries such as this cracking in-swinger in her arsenal, New Zealand will be wary of the threat Daniels poses.
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