Pacers vs Spinners!!!
Mithali Raj and co travelled to South Africa for playing a five match Odi series as well as T20 series against South Africa in the month of February. The match first Odi will start from 5th February, 2018 and it will be played at Kimberley. Here are the entire match details for this match.
Diamond Oval, Kimberly – South Africa
This is an average batting wicket and pacers got lot of help from this wicket in earlier matches. Expecting the same in this match also. Pacers took more 30 wickets on this wicket.
South Africa Women
Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty(wk), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk(c), Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Andrie Steyn, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Zintle Mali
Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(wk), Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia
Probable XI of South Africa W
Probable XI of India W
Mithali Raj (c)
Sushma Verma (wk)
Poonam Yadav / Ekta Bisht
Rajeshwari Gayakwad / Ekta Bisht
- In wicket keeper section both are good options but Sushma Verma comes down the batting order. Chetty will bat at no.3 for South Africa and she is a very good batter.
- In batting for South Africa Lee, Du Preez are very good options. Wolvaardt is another sensational young dynamic batter for South Africa. For India the first three are very important. Mithali Raj is a mandatory pick so don’t miss her. Take any one from the openers.
- In all rounder section for South Africa Kapp and Niekerk are mandatory. Skipper Niekerk had a very good WBBL season and she was amazing with ball in WBBL. From India Deepti Sharma can be a good choice. She bats in middle order and also bowls full quota. Harmanpreet Kaur can be another pick. She is really unpredictable but if she stands then she will be unstoppable.
- In bowling from South Africa Ismail is a mandatory pick. Khaka and Klaas are other options. From India Goswami is a good and mandatory option. The remaining three bowlers are spinners (Bikst, Pandey, Gayakwad).
Prediction : No much idea so backing both teams this will be a 50 – 50 game.