Date: 27 March
Time: 6:30 AM
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
In a big-ticket matchup, India and South Africa play the last league stage match of the ICC Women’s World Cup. The match will start at 6:30 AM on 27 March at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. In their last game, the Women in Blue took down Bangladesh in a 110-run victory. At the same time, the Proteas’ couldn’t finish their last game against the West Indies because of rain. But before facing West Indies, South Africans lost to Australia by five wickets in a high-scoring game at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The Indian team has had a mixed bag of a tournament as they have won three and lost three games. They have defeated some teams but have lost to some of the top teams in the tournament. Pooja Vastrakar has been the find of the season for India as she showcased her incredible all-around skill. Similarly, Sneh Rana has also had a stellar season as she has picked up 10 wickets. Other than these two players, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami and Rajeshwari Gayakwad have had a decent tournament and can be great picks for any Fantasy team.
South Africa Women:
Behind Australia, South Africa has been the second-best team in the tournament. They have won four games with one defeat and no result in their last game. Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, and Marizanne Kapp have been the trident that destroyed the opposition batting easily. All three bowlers combined have scalped 29 wickets and are a must in every fantasy team. Looking at their batting, Sune Luus and Laura Wolvaardt have been the top performers with a combined total of 580 runs so far.
Probable Playing XI:
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Sune Luus (c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune
Wicket-keepers: Trisha Chetty, Richa Ghosh
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt
All-rounders: Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana
Bowlers: Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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