IN-W vs SA-W Dream11: The series between India women and South Africa women will start from 7 March in Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow. Only 10% capacity of the crowd will be allowed in the stadium due to COVID protocols. The decision was taken in the meeting between the local health authority and the UPCA. The media personnel will be allowed for promoting women’s cricket. This will the first time around that the women’s international match will be played in this venue. The Afghanistan team used this ground as their home venue.
This series was to be conducted in March 2020, but got postponed due to the lockdown which was imposed due to the pandemic. This will be the first international series for the Indian team after the T20 World Cup. While South Africa played against Pakistan earlier this year and won the ODI as well as the T20I series.
Fixture name: 1st ODI, South Africa Women tour of India, 2021
Competition: 5-Match ODI Series
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
IN-W (recent last) L W W W W
SA-W (recent last) L W W W W
ODI Rankings: IN-W 2, SA-W 4
Ground: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Afghanistan 156/8 won by 29 runs against West Indies 127/7 in the 3rd T20I of the West Indies Tour of India 2019.
Pitch Report: The pitch is best suited for pacers and overall it favours the batsmen. The average total score in the first innings is 230 and the team which bowls first has a winning ratio of 66 %
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IN-W vs SA-W Playing 11:
IN-W Team News
The team will be led by the experienced Mithali Raj. At the top-order, the team has Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut, who has been performing well for the Indian team. Then, the middle-order batsman Harmanpreet Kaur will be playing her 100th ODI match. Players like Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma have been consistent in their performances. The team has Jhulan Goswami and Mansi Joshi as the fast bowlers. While Poonam Yadav and Gayakwad will handle the spin department.
Injury update, unavailability: None
Expected team changes: The team will play their first match after the lockdown.
IN-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Punam Raut
2. Smriti Mandhana
3. Mithali Raj (c)
4. Jemimah Rodrigues
5. Harmanpreet Kaur
6. Deepti Sharma
7. Sushma Verma (wk)
8. Jhulan Goswami
9. Poonam Yadav
10. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
11. Mansi Joshi
SA-W Team News
For the visitors, Sune Luus will be the leader of the team. They have Lee and Wolvaardt as the opening pair who played quite well in the series against Pakistan this year. In the middle order, they have the experience of Preez and Kapp. The team has a good bowling attack with the presence of Shabnim Ismail and Khaka.
Injury update, unavailability: None
Expected team changes The team is expected to play with the same combination with which they played against Pakistan Women this year.
SA-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Lizelle Lee
2. Laura Wolvaardt
3. Sune Luus (c)
4. Lara Goodall
5. Mignon du Preez
6. Marizanne Kapp
7. Trisha Chetty (wk)
8. Shabnim Ismail
9. Ayabonga Khaka
10. Nonkululeko Mlaba
11. Nadine de Klerk
Who will win today match
The Indian team will win this match due to the experience in their batting department. The team would be filled with positivity after reaching the T20 World Cup as well. The bowlers like Jhulan and Radha performed well in the women’s IPL few months back. For South Africa, The performance of Luus and Lee will be critical to the team in the IND-W vs SA-W Dream 11 Today match prediction.
Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Picks
L Wolvaardt – The opener who has a good experience of playing in the limited-overs can be a good pick for this match. In the series against Pakistan earlier this year, she was the leading run-scorer for the South Africa team.
ODI Career Record- 1996 Runs, Bat. AVG. 45.36
L Wolvaardt in Last 5 matches- 153 Runs, Bat. AVG. 35.75
D Sharma- One of the most consistent performers for the Indian team in the past few years is the best pick for the IN-W vs SA-W Dream 11 prediction. She has the capability to contribute in both departments of the game.
ODI Career Record- 1417 Runs, Bat. AVG. 38.29 and 64 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 27.18
D Sharma in Last 5 matches- 100 Runs, Bat. AVG. 65.75 and 6 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 20
H Kaur- The middle–order batsman who will be playing her 100th ODI match can be a differential pick due to her track record and experience.
ODI Career Record- 2372 Runs, Bat. AVG. 34.88
H Kaur in Last 5 matches- 111 Runs, Bat. AVG. 22.20
WICKET-KEEPERS: S Verma
BATSMEN: S Mandhana, H Kaur, L Wolvaardt, L Lee, L Goodall
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Kapp, D Sharma
BOWLERS: P Yadav, S Ismail, J Goswami