SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Team : India enter the fray of the second match with aspirations of resonating their previous display
After being trounced by the visitors in the warm-up fixture contested between the two sides, questions were raised on the Indian side with doubts stemming on how the side would cope against a tricky opponent. However as the full contingent of star performers and worldclass players returned to the setup for the first T20 of the series, India were quick to quell any notions of discomfort.
The side T20 saw them register a comprehensive win against South Africa, a clinical performance where the hosts put in a succulent performance to leave South Africa in turmoil. Batting first, the hosts managed to muster up 130-8 in sticky and tough batting conditions, a score which ended up being more than enough to guide the side through to an 11 run win.
Their spinners showed their mettle in tandem to deliver a deadly performance, a pulsating display which ended up emphatically defeating South Africa as they were sent packing for 119 to leave South Africa facing a 1-0 deficit ahead of today’s imminent clash. It’s a proposition which sees India set in solid position ahead of the second contest of the series, a side South Africa will be extremely cautious against, knowing the slightest slip can result in another trouncing.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The first match contested on this surface previously was as sluggish as they come the ball turning on this wicket squarely, bouncing and frisking about to leave the batswomen flummoxed. Both the side’s bats found it inexplicably tough to navigate the slow and crumbling identity of this track with the ball gripping on the track and stopping before coming onto the bat.
With akin conditions set for today as well, the side winning the toss will be looking to step out and bat first. However, with the threat of rain a very real one, in case the conditions don’t clear up preceding the match, the side winning the toss will be looking to field first.
Probable Playing 11
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja, 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
SA-W vs IN-W Match Prediction
Althouhg South Africa were extremely impressive in bits and pieces in the previous match, the side failed to get acclimatised with the Indian conditions to unravel and allow India to be in complete control of the match. The visitors never really managed to get into the chase with India striking at crucial junctures to leave them flummoxed.
It’s their batting misdemeanour which causes to be a massive source of concern, something which should halt them from winning this one as well.
Five Match T20 Series
Match: India Women Vs South Africa Women Second T20
Date And Time: 26th September, Thursday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey
- 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, Laura Wolvaardt
Death Overs Bowlers
- Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey
- Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
South Africa’s opener, Lizelle Lee made a brief appearance in the middle in the previous match but her 16 runs were quick to epitomise her tenacity as a batter. She was quick to settle down into the middle and start clearing the boundary to make the most of the field restrictions, seeing the side’s wicket-keeper retain her side in our Dream 11 outfit for the day.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Batswomen
After her titillating display, one which ended up not only responding to South Africa’s restrictive bowling but guiding India to a decent score as well, captain Harmanpreet Kaur has to become our first choice over here. The batter was quick to regale everyone once again in her clean hitting sorties, crafting 43 runs in just 34 balls at a time when everyone else struggled around her.
Smriti Mandhana comes in from the side as well with her scoring 21 runs in the bygone match with opener Shafali Verma completing the picks with her becoming the youngest ever Indian player to make her debut in the first match at just 15 years. From South Africa elsewhere we have opted for the services of Mignon du Perez after her 59 runs in 43 balls saw her side stay in the chase till the dying stages, an inning which saw her wage a lone battle in a losing cause.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 All-Rounders
After she bowled the best ever spell by an Indian in the T20 format with her sending down 4 overs for 3-8 out of which three successive overs were maidens, Deepti Sharma became an insane pick for us for this match. This encounter is all about indulging in the spinning options from India and Deepti showed in the previous match that she’s going to be a travesty to play for South Africa.
From the opposition we have decided to indulge ourselves in the services of all-rounder Nadine de Klerk after she got the two wickets in the last match and holds a number 4 spot in the batting order as well.
SA-W vs IN-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Continuing with our aforementioned narrative of opting for all the rank turners given how agonising the wicket is and the immense purchase it will accord to them, we are getting in India’s daunting spin partnership in the form of Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav. The two were at their imperious best in the bygone match, sending the ball in the air to get it to pitch in the right areas and at ominous lengths to leave the visiting side exasperated.
Pacer Shikha Pandey comes in as well after she snared 2-18 while from the opposition we are choosing only Nonkululeko Mlaba for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Harmanpreet continues to remain our captain while we are making Deepti our 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.