Devine can shine for New Zealand against Proteas
White Ferns all-rounder hit 145 in clash at last World Cup
Women's World Cup
Sky Sports 2, 10.30am Wednesday
New Zealand and South Africa won their opening Women’s World Cup matches, but the nature of those victories and the outcome of their series last year is the reason for a huge price differential for this clash in Derby.
The White Ferns, who are 4-7 to prevail, strolled to a nine-wicket success over Sri Lanka on Saturday in Bristol. The Proteas edged a two-wicket win against Pakistan on Sunday in Leicester chasing 207.
New Zealand also won a seven-ODI series in South Africa last October 5-2 and triumphed by 151 runs when the sides met in the group stages of the 2013 World Cup in India.
Sophie Devine smashed 145 that day in Cuttack and looks a value bet at 11-2 to be the top New Zealand runscorer.
Batting at number five may be a blessing with forecast cloudy, rainy conditions likely to suit quick bowlers.
Yesterday, England, beaten by India in their first match on Saturday, smashed 377-7 from their 50 overs against Pakistan at Grace Road, Leicester.
S Devine top New Zealand runscorer
1pt 11-2 Betfred