Sarfraz Ahmed's team sprung a surprise earlier this month by beating India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval, winning the title despite being the lowest ranked qualifier.
The onus will be on the batsman to match that bowling attack, but if they can, South Africa will be a formidable opponent, starting against Pakistan in Leicester on Sunday.
"I know that it's easier to be more competitive in the Twenty20 format than it is in the 50-over one, but I think this tournament will show the talent that is available out there", the former South Africa wicket-keeper added.
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In today's fixture, host England will take on fourth ranked India, while the third ranked White Ferns (New Zealand) will look to get the better of eighth ranked Sri Lanka.
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Looking back at the brief history of the Women ICC Championship, it was first played in 1973 - two years before the first men's edition. "Those are the areas, especially, that I have been working on as a captain because the pressure builds up in a huge tournament and the opposition can intimidate you at times".
Winfield had struck up a fine opening partnership with Tammy Beaumont following the retirement of Charlotte Edwards past year. But it's not the men who are chasing the ball in the field but women.
"Our first target will be to reach the semi-finals, but for that you need to be able to play good cricket throughout the tournament and have good momentum", she said. But don't get fooled by the snail bowlers as they are as much capable of throwing a googly as their human counterparts.
She became just the seventh player to reach 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in women's ODIs in February, becoming the first South African to reach the latter figure.