3rd ODI India Women vs South Africa Women Fantasy Tips – Key Players, Probable XI & More

While the first fixture saw India play cricket for the first time in almost a year as the hosts received a thrashing in the hands of the Proteas, the second saw them return the favour to the opponents.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 11 March 2021 4:02 pm

Match Details

Date: 12 March 2021

Time: 9:00 am (IST)

Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

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Preview:

After two contrasting matches in the bilateral cricket series between India Women and South Africa Women, the teams will meet for the third ODI at the same venue. While the first fixture saw India play cricket for the first time in almost a year as the hosts received a thrashing in the hands of the Proteas, the second saw them return the favour to the opponents. Both teams would now look to clinch the crucial third contest and take a lead heading into the final two matches of the series.

Weather Report:

Pitch Report:

Key Players

Smriti Mandhana:

Matches- 2 | Runs- 94 | Avg- 94.00 | SR- 111.90

Laura Wolvaardt:

Matches-2 | Runs- 89 | Avg- 44.50 | SR- 72.36

Jhulan Goswami:

Matches- 2 | Wickets- 6 | ER- 4.00

Shabnim Ismail:

Matches- 2 | Wickets- 4 | ER- 4.62

Analysis:

After South Africa stitched an eight wicket win in the first ODI, India seemed no match for their class and were also, fair to say, not pretty well prepared playing their first match in almost a year. However, the Indian women's team which turned for the second fixture looked a completely different unit. There was almost a role-reversal of sorts with even the toss going in India's favour as they opted to field first and completed a one-sided win.

So while the Mithali Raj-led side would look to win the match, building on the confidence from a dominant win, the visitors would want to get back to winning ways and produce a performance similar to the opening game. Even if a few wickets fall, the senior members of either teams would look to step up and stop the team from going down the hill and at least post a fighting total.

An honest assessment of the series will also capture how both matches were won not only by the better teams but also due to the mistakes committed by the opponents. An ODI where both the teams give their best can perhaps produce a thrilling test between two top quality international sides.

People's Pick:

Probable Playing XI

India Women:

Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wk), Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mansi Joshi

South Africa Women:

Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty (wk), Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (c), Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail

Team 1:

Team 2:

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Sushma Verma, Trisha Chetty

Batsmen: Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Laura Wolvaardt, Harmanpreet Kaur, Lizelle Lee

All-Rounders: Marizanne Kapp, Deepti Sharma, Sune Luus

Bowlers: Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are personal opinion of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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