Welcome to Centre County Reports live updates of the Women’s T20 Tri-Series match India vs. South Africa.
Head to Head Record!!
This will be the ninth encounter between women from India and women from South Africa. India leads the head-to-head record with eight wins against the four Proteas. In the previous game between the two sides, India beat South Africa by 27 runs.
India Women vs South Africa Women Playing XI
South Africa women: Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (Capt), Chloe Tryon, Annerie Dercksen, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba
India women: Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Team news for the game
South Africa and India each made one change. Shabnim Ismail replaces Masabata Klaas in the hosts. India brings back Pooja Vastrakar instead of Amanjot Kaur.
India women: WWLLL
South Africa women: WWLWL
A more fearless approach is expected from India’s elite when they meet South Africa in Saturday’s dress rehearsal for the Women’s Tri-Series Finals.
The West Indies’ defeat in their first three games ensured the final between India and South Africa on 2nd February. India would have struggled to maintain a competitive record against the West Indies without the experienced duo of Smriti Mandhana and captain Harmanpreet Kaur in their previous league game.
While both are expected to be consistent performers for the team, the captain expects excellence from the younger group.
Yastika Bhatia opened the innings in the absence of Shafali Verma, failing to tackle the bowlers on the power play. With due respect to South Africa and the West Indies, a similar striking approach against tougher opponents like Australia and England at the upcoming World Cup may prove costly.
In the absence of Richa Ghosh, who also plays for India U-19 with Shafali, the team will need to find another mid-level power hitter. Rookie Amanjot Kaur was impressive in her debut and would be itching to use the long handle again.
Jemimah Rodrigues’ miserable run has continued since the home series against Australia and she needs to find runs ahead of next month’s ICC event. The game will also give Harleen Deol another opportunity to make an impact after two misses. All-rounder Pooja Vastrakar is yet to get one game given her fitness but she could play on Saturday.
Shikha Pandey, who has made a surprise national team return, is expected to make the breakthrough soon after going wicketless in her comeback game.
After South Africa lost to India in the Tri-Series opener, South Africa will look to make amends before meeting again in the final.
The hosts hammered West Indies by 10 wickets to secure their place in the title fight.
Game starts at 10:30 p.m.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Shushma Verma (Wo ) , Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana and Shikha Pandey.
South Africa: Suné Luus (Captain), Chloé Tryon (Vice-Captain), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tebogo Macheke, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Delmi Tucker, and Laura Wolvaardt.
Where to Watch Tri-Series Match IND-W vs. SA-W Live on TV in India?
The Tri-Series match between India Women and South Africa Women will be broadcast LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
Where to Watch Tri-Series Match IND-W vs. SA-W Live Online in India?
The Tri-Series match between India Women and South Africa Women will be streamed LIVE Disney+Hotstar apartment
When does the IND-W vs. SA-W Tri-Series match start in India?
The Tri-Series match between India Women and South Africa Women begins at 10:30 p.m. IST.
When will the Tri-Series Match IND-W vs. SA-W be held?
The Tri-Series match between India Women and South Africa Women will be held on Saturday 28th January.