SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 : South Africa handed opportunity to salvage something from the series with an additional T20 being added
A series riddled and beleaguered by inclement weather finally comes bearing excellent news on the cricketing front. In a bid to make amends for the two truncated encounters in the ongoing five match T20 series underway between India and South Africa, the BCCI has decided to squeeze in an additional encounter today to keep the cricket flowing between the two sides.
The recent development comes across as music to avid lovers of the game and the ardent and raucous supporters of the two units with the announcement set to see us be indulged in cricket which we were left yearning for previously. The news also comes as good news to the visitors, handing them a massive opportunity to square the series, a narrative which was beyond them after losing the fourth T20 of the series.
The previous match was one which South Africa would not be wanted to reminded off with their defeat being one which was born entirely due to their now failings. From partaking in a perplexing decision of sending India out to bat first on a wicket which was only going to crumble as the match traversed, abject and adverse fielding to yet another collapse with the bat, it was a showing which saw nothing go SA’s way.
Allowing India to pile on an extremely healthy 140 in 17 overs, the visiting side saw their run chase be halted at a sorry 89-7 to hand India a massive 51 run defeat, a result which showed the massive disparity between the two sides. What has particularly been a source of disappointment from South Africa is the fact that the skill set imbibed in the side is one capable of challenging for higher laurels, a side which has completely collapsed despite having some worldclass players in it.
Elsewhere, the hosts have been as clinical, ruthless, efficient and precise as ever. There has been no leeway from them, not even the slightest hint of slipping up in their performances to complete dominate and decimate South Africa. It’s been a comprehensive showing they’ll be looking to emanate ahead of today’s impending clash as they look to seal the series in their favour, a trophy they so deservingly need to get their hands around.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
For the first time in this series, our pitch report doesn’t begin with concerns about widespread rainfall. The weather looks to have settled down for today, finally taking a turn for the better with today’s clash set to get underway without any interruptions.
As far as the pitch is concerned, the previous contests held on this wicket showed that the ball will stop, turn and grip before coming onto the bat with the sluggish and cracking nature of this wicket making batting a sordid task. The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first today.
Probable Playing 11
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
Lizelle Lee (WK), Tasmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (C), Lara Goodall, Shabin Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Five Match T20 Series
Match: India Women Vs South Africa Women Fifth T20
Date And Time: 3rd September, Thursday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav
- Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Top 4 Batting Order
- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Lizelle Lee, Tasmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk
- Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez
Death Overs Bowlers
- Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
- Shabin Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
She failed in the previous encounter as well, seeing Lizelle Lee become one of the many stalwarts from South Africa to fail to justify her stature as a myriad performer. We are still going to stick with her for another match due to her batting slot with the opening slot offering her with ample time to bide her time in the middle and build out an innings today.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Batswomen
Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana both failed to impress in the bygone clash but these are two mainstays of the Indian batting order, players who have escalated their holding in the cricketing fraternity with astute performances around the world. Both are players we just can’t afford to leave out with a massive score just an innings way from their bat with us entrusting them to deliver the job today.
Opener Shafali Verma got 46 in 33 balls previously, laying a siege on South Africa’s bowling order to see her become our third pick from India. Elsewhere it’s the lone pick for Laura Wolvaardt from the visiting side after her score of 23 in the previous match saw her become the top scorer in an otherwise besmirched display from her side.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Her two wickets in the previous clash mean Nadine de Klerk has now snared four wickets in the series, a figure which apprises her off her threatening nature as a bowling unit. Along ith her occupying the number 4 role in the batting order, she holds the pinch perfect identity of an all-rounder, someone we had to revel in at any costs for this match.
From India on the other hand we have opted for spinner Deepti Sharma with her 1-19 in the previous match taking her talky to four wickets in the series.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Bowling Order
With 3-13 in the foregone encounter, India’s spinner Poonam Yadav was unplayable by South Africa. The areas she got the ball to land on the wicket, persistently hitting the money areas along with the massive bounce and spin left SA perplexed, failing to get under her deliveries which came rattling into their pads.
Spinner Radha Yadav got the two to come into our side as well along with pacer Shikha Pandey while we are opting for Ayabonga Khaka from South Africa.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Harmanpreet gets to be our captain yet again while Poonam comes in as the vice-captain for this one.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.