Pre-match review of India Women vs South Africa Women 1st ODI:-
The South Africa women tour of India 2021 is going to start. The first ODI between India Women and South Africa Women will be played on March 7. The venue for the match is Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Lucknow. The match will start at 9:00 AM (IST).
Indian Women are currently ranking 2nd in the ICC ODI women’s rankings. The last time the women’s team has played any international cricket was back in November 2019 against West Indies and won the series by 2-1. Indian Women team are eager to back in action and play some International cricket again.
Indian Women Squad:-
Smriti Mandhana, Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Sushma Verma, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
South Africa Women:-
South Africa women are coming in full charge as they have defeated the Pakistan Women by 3-0 and also won the T20 series against them. South Africa Women’s team will be led by Sune Luus as a captain.
South Africa Women Squad:-
Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus (c), Lara Goodall, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka
Pitch condition of Lucknow Stadium:-
The pitch in Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium is a bit on the slower side. The batswomen have to play some really good shots to score runs. Captain winning the toss should opt to bat first.
India and South Africa contests are always great to watch. Both the teams have shown some good cricket till now and the current contest is also going to be a tight one.