IN-W vs SA-W Dream11: The South Africa women tour to India started on March 7. The South Africa women won the ODI series 4-1. On this ground, all the matches have been won by the team chasing the score. This will the first T20I series for the Indian team after the T20 World Cup last year. The South Africa team won their last T20I series against Pakistan earlier this year. For South Africa, the openers and Ismail will play a key role in the match result. While the Indian team has Shafali and Radha Yadav who would need to be at their best in the 1st T20Is.
Fixture name: 1st T20I, South Africa Women tour of India, 2021
Competition: 3-Match T20I Series
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
IN-W (recent last) L L L W L
SA-W (recent last) W W W L W
T20I Rankings: IN-W 3, SA-W 4
Ground: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Brief score of the last result at the venue: SA-W 189/5 won by 5 wickets against IN-W 188/9 in the 5th ODI of the South Africa Women tour of India 2021
Pitch Report: It is a balanced pitch and has a support to all the departments. The average total score in the first innings is 166 and the team which bats first has a winning ratio of 100 %
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IN-W vs SA-W Playing 11:
IN-W Team News
The Indian women have clearly had been out of match practice in the ODI series. The team’s bowling performance was below average and batting needs to be sharp to achieve a good total on the board. Smriti Mandhana will lead the team in the absence of Mithal Raj. The top-ranked T20I batsman from India, Shafali Verma will open for the team. In the middle-order, Richa Ghosh and Deepti Sharma would look to stabilize as well as finish well for the team. The bowlers, Radha Yadav and Mansi Joshi will lead the bowling attack.
Injury update, unavailability: None
Expected team changes: The team will have changed the combination as compared to the ODI squad. Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav will be in the Playing XI. In place of injured Harmanpreet Kaur, Harleen Deol is expected to play the match
IN-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Shafali Verma
2. Smriti Mandhana (c)
3. Jemimah Rodrigues
4. Richa Ghosh
5. Harleen Deol
6. Deepti Sharma
7. Sushma Verma (wk)
8. Radha Yadav
9. Arundhati Yadav
10. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
11. Mansi Joshi
SA-W Team News
The South Africa team won the ODI series 4-1 and dominated over the Indian team. Their batsmen are in top form, especially openers Lee and Wolvaardt. While middle-order batsmen Goodall and Preez have been good support in the middle-order. The players like Bosch and Kapp can contribute in both departments. The team’s bowling performance has been good with Ismail and Seekhune picking wickets at the right time.
Injury update, unavailability: None
Expected team changes The team is expected to play with the same combination with which they played against India in the 5th ODI.
SA-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Lizelle Lee
2. Laura Wolvaardt (c)
3. Lara Goodall
4. Mignon du Preez
5. Marizanne Kapp
6. Anne Bosch
7. Tazmin Brits (wk)
8. Shabnim Ismail
9. Ayabonga Khaka
10. Nondumiso Shangase
11. Nadine de Klerk
Who will win today match
The South Africa team will win this match due to the form of their players in this series. The openers and Ismail’s form has been impressive which would keep them upbeat ahead of the IN-W vs SA-W Dream 11 Today match prediction. The Indian team without Harmanpreet Kaur would have to give extra effort to cross the line. If Shafali and Mandhana play well, the Indian team have certainly a good chance in this match.
Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Picks
L Lee – The experienced player who was the leading run-scorer in the ODI series would look to take that form in the T20I series as well and can be one of the top performers of the South Africa team.
T20I Career Record- 1692 Runs, Bat. AVG. 24.88
L Lee in ODI series- 288 Runs, Bat. AVG. 144
S Mandhana- The player who did not score enough runs in the ODI series would look to regain her confidence in the T20I series. With a good track record, she can be a good captain pick for your fantasy team.
T20I Career Record- 1716 Runs, Bat. AVG. 25.23
S Mandhana in ODI series- 147 Runs, Bat. AVG. 36.75
N Clerk- The bowling all-rounder of the South Africa team contributed in both departments in the last ODI and can be a differential pick for the IN-W vs SA-W Dream 11 prediction.
T20I Career Record- 241 Runs, Bat. AVG.24.10 and 18 wickets, Bowl. AVG. 14.38
N Clerk in ODI series- 27 Runs, Bat. AVG. 27 and 3 wickets, Bowl. AVG. 29
WK: T Brits
BAT: L Lee, S Mandhana, S Verma, M Preez
ALL: M Kapp, D Sharma, N Klerk
BOWL: S Ismail, R Yadav, T Seekhune