IN-W vs SA-W Fantasy Prediction: India Women vs South Africa Women 1st T20I – 20 March 2021 (Lucknow). Shafali Verma, Lizelle Lee, and Smriti Mandhana are the players to look out for in this game.
India Women will take on South Africa Women in the 1st game of the three-game T20I series, which will be played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Team India would want to make a comeback in this series.
The South African team dominated in the ODI format, and they would want to continue their form in the T20I series. Lizelle Lee is their lead batter, whereas Shabnim Ismail will take care of the bowling duties. The Indian team would want to make a comeback in the T20I series. Shafali Verma’s arrival is a huge positive for the side, whereas Smriti Mandhana needs to step up in this series. Harmanpreet Kaur will miss this game due to an injury.
Pitch Report – The average 1st innings batting score in T20I games (Men’s) played at this ground is 166 runs.
Total Games Played: 4; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 0
Match Details :
Time:- 7.00 PM, Ground:- Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Probable XI for both sides:-
India Women – Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Sushma Verma, Radha Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
South Africa Women – Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez, Sinalo Jafta, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nondumiso Shangase, Tumi Sekhukhune.
NOTE:- The stats mentioned are of T20I games.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Smriti Mandhana, Marizanne Kapp, Shafali Verma, Lizelle Lee, and Shabnim Ismail.
IN-W vs SA-W Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
T Brits (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our team. Brits open the innings in the T20 format, and she has scored 362 runs at an average of 25.85.
IN-W vs SA-W Fantasy Batters
S Mandhana (Price 10) and S Verma (Price 9.5) will be our batters from India. Smriti has scored 1716 T20I runs at an average of 25.23, whereas Shafali is an aggressive opener, and she has scored 487 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 146.24. Both of them are solid openers.
L Lee (Price 10) and L Wolvaardt (Price 9) will be our batters from South Africa. Lee has scored 1692 T20I runs, whereas Wolvaardt has scored 455 T20I runs at an average of 22.75. Both of them are technically skilled players, whereas Lee was the highest run-scorer of the ODI series.
IN-W vs SA-W Fantasy All-Rounders
D Sharma (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from India. Sharma has scored 423 T20I runs in her career, whereas she has scalped 53 wickets in bowling.
[You can take J Rodrigues instead of D Sharma]
M Kapp (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from South Africa. Kapp has scored 986 T20I runs, whereas she has scalped 62 wickets in her bowling. She bats at the number three position in this format.
IN-W vs SA-W Fantasy Bowlers
S Ismail (Price 9.5) and T Sekhukhune (Price 8) will be our bowlers from South Africa. Ismail has scalped 106 wickets in 95 T20I games, whereas Sekhukhune has scalped 20 T20I wickets. Both of them are wicket-takers.
R Gayakwad (Price 8.5) and R Yadav (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from India. Gayakwad has scalped 35 wickets in T20I cricket, whereas she scalped eight wickets in the ODI series. Radha is a T20 specialist spinner, and she has scalped 49 T20I wickets in 25 games.
Match Prediction: South Africa Women are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Smriti Mandhana and Lizelle Lee
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
All the captain’s pick + Shafali Verma and Marizanne Kapp
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.