SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 : Rain envisioned to play havoc yet again and lash the surface with incessant and widespread rainfall within sight today as well.
After the cracker of a match we saw the two sides contest in the series opener as India prevailed by 11 runs in their defence of 130, things have taken no time in going on a downward spiral. Our aspirations and longing of a competitive and feisty series have pummelled down and gone up in smoke with record rainfall across India deciding to take over and leave us famished in our quest of riveting cricket.
With the entire country facing rampant, incessant and widespread rainfall this year, the second most in 102 years, cricket has taken a backseat. The previous two matches were both abandoned after rain refused to seize and with akin conditions prevelant for today’s clash as well, we can only fortuitously wish that the skies remain clear to allow two giants of the game to go at loggerheads against each other.
With just two matches left in the five match T20 series scheduled between the two outfits, today’s clash is one which holds immense ramifications and value for both the sides. India who venture into it with a 1-0 will be looking to seal the series and take an unassailable lead today with another clinical display whilst the visitors on the other hand will be looking to keep themselves alive with a win in this one.
Out to restore parity in this one, South Africa know they can’t afford even the slightest of slip ups against a ruthless and relentless Indian side which is unsparing in its approach. The side’s cumbersome nature of encountering spin, a traditional and conventional problem for them came to the fore in the previous clash as India left them languishing on the bowling front. They folded out their run chase at just 111, putting in a dejecting show with the side will be looking to address ahead of the upcoming clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
It has pained us to come up with the same discourse about the conditions across the last couple of matches and unfortunately we fail to be the bearer of better news this time around as well. A heavy cloud cover continues to loom over the surface today as well with this clash slated to be a delayed, interrupted, shortened or truncated one as well.
In the eventuality of a match transpiring over here today, the side winning the toss will be looking to chase with rain set to keep interrupting proceedings. The wetness in the pitch will assist the pacers along with providing the already persistent spin friendly bowling conditions, making this a track where the batters will have an appalling time.
Probable Playing 11
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Mansi Joshi, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav
Lizelle Lee (wk), Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (c), Nondumiso Shangase, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune
Five Match T20 Series
Match: India Women Vs South Africa Women Fourth T20
Date And Time:1st October, Tuesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
- Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Tumi Sekhukhune
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur
- Lizelle Lee, Tazmin Brits, 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
Across all the matches in the series, we have kept South Africa’s Lizelle Lee in our outfit and she retains her place in our side for this one as well. The wicket-keeper is someone who can make the most of the powerplay overs and launch on an attack on India inside the first 6 overs, a player we couldn’t afford to ignore for today’s encounter.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Batswomen
The talisman of India’s successful effort in the first T20, captain Harmanpreet Kaur showed that she’s more than someone who can just play the big shots in batting conducive conditions. Wielding her bat exquisitely, the captain scoured 43 in 34 balls in the first match, an innings which acted the talisman of her side’s consummate success.
Opener Shafali Verma finds a place in our side as well along with Smriti Mandhana while we have just the one player come into our side but a name who imbibes the skill set of an entire contingent. With 59 in the previous match, Mignon du Preez played out an inning critical in not only ensuring her side didn’t collapse under 100 but managed to make things jittery for the hosts as well, a knock in lieu of which she earns an instant spot in our side.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Her titillating display in the series opener makes Deepti Sharma our first choice in the all-rounders’ slot. The spinner left South Africa flummoxed and flabbergasted on how to square up against her, seeing her bowl three overs for three wickets without giving away a solitary run.
Elsewhere we have the one player come into our side’s setup from the visiting side with us choosing Nadine de Klerk after her impressive line and length saw her stifle India to pick up two wickets in the side’s previous outing.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Massive turn, deviation, sharp bounce and square changing of trajectory of the ball in the hands of the spinners meant the rank turners from India were always going to be the first names on our mind when we started crafting this facet. The custodians of India’s bowling order for quite some time now, the daunting duo of Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav left SA beleaguered in the previous match, leaving their bats with no answers on how to face off against them, seeing us nail down the two in our side.
New ball operator Shikha Pandey comes in as well whilst we have once again selected the lone pick from South Africa in the form of Nondumiso Shangase.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Harmanpreet continues to be our captain today as well whilst we are choosing Deepti as the 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.