Finally, there is some good news for the Indian women’s cricket team and their fans. The Indian team, which last played a game during the finals of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup on March 8, is set to take on South Africa for a full-fledged limited-overs series.
While the dates and venues are yet to be worked out, what is confirmed is that the two teams will be locking horns for five One-Day Internationals and three T20 internationals. The South Africa Board is yet to give confirmation but it has been learned that South Africa is likely to tour India sometime in March.
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With an eye on the ongoing pandemic, the series will be longer than a month as the players will have to undergo quarantine. This also means that the matches could be played in just one city due to the bio-bubble issues.
South Africa women’s team will tour India next month for 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
The dates and venue(s) are yet to be finalised. #IndvSA
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) February 1, 2021
South Africa is currently playing an international series against Pakistan, whereas the Indian players were last involved in the Women’s T20 Challenge held in November 2020 in UAE. The Indian national team last played a bilateral series way back in November 2019 when they toured West Indies.
The women’s international matches come close on the heels of the decision to hold domestic women’s ODI’s, which will start in the third week of February.
The BCCI is also slated to invite fresh applications to recruit the support staff for the women’s team. The contracts of the incumbent staff including Head coach WV Raman and bowling coach Narendra Hirwani ended last month. The recruitment process is expected to begin shortly.
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