South Africa Women Tour of India, 2019
Date and Day- 24 September 2019, Tuesday.
Match 1 – India Women v/s South Africa Women.
Time-7:00 PM IST.
Venue – Surat
The Indian Women’s team will play against the South Africa Women’s in 5 T20I games and 3 ODI games. The T20I series is set to begin on coming on 24th September. All the 5 games will be played in Surat. While Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma were a part of the Kia Super League while others have had a long layoff. While the Protean team has a lot of members who were a part of the team that toured Bangladesh for the Emerging Series.
For the Indian Women’s team, the batting stalwart Mithali Raj called it a day in the shortest format of the game. She was replaced by young Prodigy Shafali Verma. Shafali, if she makes it into the playing 11 has some big shoes to fill. While the rest of the outlook for the team is the same.
The South African Women’s team would be playing the series without their regular captain and star player Dane van Niekerk. Sune Luus will be captaining the team in both the formats.
Head to Head
In the previous 5 encounters, the Indian Women’s team has beaten South African Women’s team in 3 games, while losing a solitary game and one game ended in No result.
Played-5, India-3, South Africa-1, NR-1.
Indian Women’s Squad for first 3 T20Is
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harleen Deol, Anuja Patil, Shafali Verma, Mansi Joshi
South Africa Women’s Squad
Sune Luus (c), Anneke Bosch, Tasmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Lizelle Lee, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Mignon du Preez, Lara Wolvaardt.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sune Luus, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Tumi Sekhukhune.