India Women and South Africa Women are playing the waiting game with the last two T20Is being washed out. The fourth game is scheduled on Tuesday at the very same venue in Surat. With only one game completed, both sides wouldn’t look into the game too deeply and would ideally want their big guns to step up. While India eyes a series win, the South African Women look to reinstate their credentials and prove that they are no pushovers in the format. With a couple of key players missing for them, the Proteas will start on the back foot against a formidable India side led by Harmanpreet Kaur.
1st October 2019
7:00 PM IST
Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
The weather forecast doesn’t look promising as scattered thunderstorms are predicted which will undoubtedly hamper the flow of the game and could even result in a washout.
Spin will play a huge role although the batter should be able to play their shots once they get themselves in. 130 is a very competitive total on this surface but could be breached by either side given the firepower they have in their side.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
South Africa Women:
Smriti Mandhana and Lizelle Lee are two of most devasting openers in Women’s cricket and are capable of single-handedly killing a chase in no time. They are great assets to have in the side along with the likes of Deepti Sharma, who picked up the player of the match award in the first game. With spin expected to play a major role, Sune Luus and Poonam Yadav are also picked. Jemimah Rodrigues and Laura Wolvaardt should also score some runs on Tuesday while Radha Yadav and Shabnim Ismail round off the fantasy team for this much awaited game.
1: Smriti Mandhana
2: Deepti Sharma
3: Sune Luus
L Lee, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
S Luus, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
L Wolvaardt, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
S Mandhana, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
J Rodrigues, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
D Sharma, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
T Brits, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
S Ismail, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
P Yadav, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
R Yadav, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
T Sekhukhulne, Points: 42-44, Grade: A