1st T20I India Women vs South Africa Women Preview – Stats, Team News, Probable Line-ups & More

India Women will be coming in this three-match T20I series on the back of 1-4 series defeat against South Africa Women.
Sayanta Sengupta Author

Updated - 21 March 2021 12:06 am

Match Details

Date: 20th March 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Preview:

India Women lock horns with South Africa Women in the first T20I in Lucknow. This is the first T20I India are playing since their shocking World Cup final loss in Melbourne in 2020. They would be a tad worried about their momentum as they are coming on the back off 1-4 ODI series loss to the Proteas women. If they can fine-tune certain areas, then they would be back to their original form.

South Africa were emphatic in the series and ticked all the boxes in making sure they drub India. Their opening combination has paid rich dividends and Lizelle Lee bagged the Player of the Series award too. Mignon Du Preez and Aneeke Bosch are other star players from South Africa, who have been playing a crucial role in the team’s performances.

Both the teams are evenly poised on paper, ahead of the series. South Africa will have momentum on their side and they will be looking to capitalize on that. An exciting affair is certainly gearing up for us.

Team News

India Women:
There are no injury updates at the present moment. Will update if there are any. Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are the women to watch out for.

South Africa Women:
There are no injury updates at the present moment. Will update if there are any. Lizelle Lee and Mignon Du Preez are the women to watch out for.

Head-to-Head

India Women: 7

South Africa Women: 2

Players to watch out for

Harmanpreet Kaur:
Runs: 2186| 50s: 6| HS: 103

Lizelle Lee:
Runs: 1692| 50s: 11| HS: 101

Shabnim Ismail:
Wickets: 106| Eco: 5.71| BBI: 5/12

Probable Playing 11

India Women:
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodriguez, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wk), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mansi Joshi

South Africa Women:
Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Mignon du Preez, Anneke Bosch, Marizanne Kapp, Tumi, Ayabonga Khaka, Sune Luus, Nondumiso Shangase, Shabnim Ismail

Scorecard
Scorecard