SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 : South Africa’s work stands cut short as the side stand in fear of being blown apart by India yet again today
Although India were undoubtedly overwhelming favourites when making an advent into this T20 series between themselves and South Africa, the way they have laid down their staunch mandate has been unprecedented. Winning three matches in succession, the hosts have instated performances full of zest and gustiness to mince the visitors and seal the series ahead of today’s culminating clash.
For South Africa, it’s not been a lack of quality but rather a failure to understand the conditions and incline themselves with the pitch at hand which has seen the side waver and unravel in the series. The spin friendly conditions have been too much for them to cope with, seeing the side fall apart when it comes to the batting effort to allow India to walk all over them.
Playing a crunch encounter yesterday, a match which the side needed to win at any costs to keep their challenge alive in the series, another exodus of confidence while squaring off against India’s spinners left them flummoxed. A harsh and beleaguered showing with the bat saw them being curtailed to 98-8 in 20 overs, one their bowlers just couldn’t defend despite the best of their efforts to see India win their third successive match by 5 wickets.
Now with the series sealed in India’s favour ahead of today’s encounter, the home side will be looking to step out and express themselves freely as they look to give a couple of players a match out in the middle. Elsewhere for South Africa who have done nothing to cover themselves in glory, seeing their chances of winning the series go up in smoke, this is one last time to show that they are a side who can challenge India and compete with them in every department.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With no rain yesterday and the weather looking to stay clear for today’s match as well, we are finally being indulged in proper cricketing clashes. However the surface compensates for a lack of tepid weather with the track making for a dismal viewing, one that has massively opener up and started developing huge cracks with the matches coming in fast on this surface.
A travesty to bat on, the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first today before the wicket completely opens up and sees the ball turn squarely and sharply in the second part of the match.
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), Sune Luus (C), Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Anneke Bosch, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Five Match T20 Series
Match: India Women Vs South Africa Women Sixth T20
Date And Time: 4th September, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
- Lizelle Lee, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail
Top 4 Batting Order
- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk
- Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez
Death Overs Bowlers
- Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
- Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Her side’s second highest scorer with 16 runs yesterday, what was more impressive from Lizelle Lee yesterday was her willingness to allow herself to settle down in the middle and take her time rather than lunging out at every ball. A much improved showing from her won us over, seeing her retain her side in our side for today as well.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Batswomen
A match winning innings of 34, one that not only saw India get past the finishing line with relative ease but also steadied things when India were looking unstable, the hosts’ captain is our first pick for this match. This is a format which the specialist Harmanpreet Kaur is revered in and she showed exactly why as she launched a counter to South Africa’s wicket to wicket bowling by keeping her intent in check and opening her arms seamlessly yesterday.
A small but important innings of 14 see opener Shafali Verma come in as well from the side along with Jemimah Rodrigues. Elsewhere its Mignon du Preez who yet again retains her place in our side from the visiting unit with the batter looking the most complete and applied player from the side.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 All-Rounders
While her 50 run stand with Harmanpreet not only ensured India were able to get up on the greener side of the rub once again, her 2-19 with the ball once again affirmed her festiveness as a performer. An integral part of India’s side, Deepti Sharma has been one of the finest performers in the series, using her affinity to perform with both the bat and ball in tandem extremely judicially.
From South Africa we have the one player come in as well with Nadine de Klerk once again putting on a performance of substance to show the immense bag of tricks she has at her disposal.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Bowling Order
We have ventured into every match with the same trivalent of options from India and the narrative doesn’t alter today as well. This has been a series where the spin duo of Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav have bowled deadly spells in unison, complimenting each other perfectly to leave South Africa flummoxed and entrapped in a cumbersome batting display.
Radha took 3 yesterday while Poonam got the 1, making both immediate picks for us along with pacer Shikha Pandey who has continued to remain enterprising as ever with the new ball. From South Africa we are picking up their new ball operator as well, Shabin Ismail whose two wickets yesterday now see her emerge as her side’s leading wicket taker from the series.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Harmanpreet is our side’s leader yet again while Deepti is being selected as our vice-captain.
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.