India Women took a deserved 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series after a brilliant all-round display ensured they easily dispatched a hapless South Africa women side. Now they meet again in the second clash of the series and the home side will undoubtedly look to wrap up the series with another victory in this contest. Meanwhile, the visitors would want to put on a better show after a poor performance in the first game and level the proceedings in this series.
India Women vs South Africa Women
11th October 2019
9:00 AM IST
Reliance Stadium, Vadodara
Bright Sunny conditions with minimal chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 30 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
As has been the case on this tour, spinners have had a major role to play and on a surface that should offer some aid to them, they could again have a big say on the eventual result of the match.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Debutant Priya Punia made an unbeaten 75 to steer her side to a successful run chase and forms an exciting young pairing with Jemimah Rodrigues, which bodes well for the future. Jhulan Goswami was the star performer in the bowling department picking up three scalps and will be dangerous with the new ball.
Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht.
South Africa Women:
Most of the batters struggled against the potent Indian attack and will need the likes of Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez and Sune Luus to fire with the willow in hand. Shabnim Ismail will be desperate for a wicket or two after going wicketless in the previous game.
Lizelle Lee (WK), Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (C), Nondumiso Shangase, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune.
Priya Punia and Jemimah Rodrigues should be a part of your Dream11 team after notching half-centuries each. If they get a chance to bat, Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur are certain to contribute big and are must-haves ahead of this contest. For the South Africans, Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt can be backed to come good whilst Marizanne Kaap would be a fine addition after her fighting knock of 54 in the previous game.
1: Mithali Raj
2: Laura Wolvaardt
3: Jemimah Rodrigues
L Lee, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
M Raj, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
J Rodrigues, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
P Punia, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
L Wolvaardt, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
M Kapp, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
H Kaur, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
S Luus, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
P Yadav, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
J Goswami, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
N Shangese, Points: 54-56, Grade: A