After clinching a series win by registering comprehensive victories in the two ODIs played, India Women enter this final game of the tour with the sole aim of completing a clean sweep. On the other hand, South Africa women have struggled to compete with the quality that the home side possesses in all the three departments. The Proteas will aim to avoid a whitewash and simultaneously spoil the party for the hosts by attaining a victory in this concluding match.
Bright Sunny conditions with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will offer enough assistance to both the batters as well as the bowlers. Having said that, batting could get easier as the match progresses and thus, chasing would be the preferred option on this track.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Since they have already completed a series victory, there is a chance that fringe players might get an opportunity to impress and stake a claim for a spot in the first-team. So a few changes are expected ahead of this game. Shikha Pandey might receive a breather with Mansi Joshi or Pooja Vastrakar taking her place in the line-up whereas no changes in personnel are anticipated in the batting department.
Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Mansi Joshi/Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
South Africa Women:
The openers Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt will be banked upon to provide a solid foundation at the top whilst the likes of Mignon du Preez and Sune Luus will provide the thrust in the latter stages of the game. Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp will lead the way in the bowling department.
Lizelle Lee (WK), Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty/Tazmin Brits, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (C), Nonkululeko Mlaba, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune
Mithali Raj is an obvious pick considering her consistent brilliance and her knack of scoring big runs. She is a viable candidate for captaincy whilst Laura Wolvaardt deserves a spot in your Dream11 team after her knock of 69 in the previous fixture. Harmanpreet Kaur, Lizelle Lee and Jemimah Rodrigues too should be picked as the trio is certain to amass plenty of points in this contest.
1: Mithali Raj
2: Laura Wolvaardt
3: Harmanpreet Kaur
L Lee, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
T Bhatia, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
J Rodrigues, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
M Raj, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
L Wolvaardt, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
M Kapp, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
H Kaur, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
S Luus, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
A Khaka, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
S Ismail, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
J Goswami, Points: 60-62, Grade: A