India Women vs South Africa Women, free match prediction 26 Sep 2019

26 Sep 2019 | 19:00 | Lalabhai Contractor Stadium , Surat, India
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India Women Vs South Africa Women betting odds

INDW

1.34

RSAW

3

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

Host India eye T20I series against South Africa in Surat!

  • In the opening T20I game, India managed to register a narrow win over South Africa.
  • Captain Harmanpreet Kaur and all-rounder Deepti Sharma was the standout performer for India in the opening T20I game played against South Africa.
  • Mignon du Preez and Shabnam Ismail was the key performers for South Africa in the opening game played at Surat.

Expect India to clinch the T20I series against South Africa!

  • Tournament: South Africa Women tour of India, 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Lalabhai Contractor Stadium , Surat, India
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Host India will be looking to seal the series when they take on South Africa in the 2nd T20I game at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat on Thursday. In the opening game, India registered an 11-run win over South Africa, courtesy splendid performances from Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur and Shikha Pandey. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur will be hoping that the side can improve their game with the bat and clinch the T20I series against South Africa on Thursday.

On the other hand, South Africa will need to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game. Captain Sune Luus will be hoping that side can make a strong comeback in this contest in a bid to level the T20I series.

Teams Preview

India Women Preview

The home side delivered a decent show with bat and ball to beat South Africa at Surat. With this result, Harmanpreet Kaur and co. managed to break their losing streak in the T20 format. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemima Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana to do the bulk of the scoring. Debutant Shafali Verma failed to make an impression with the bat and perished for a duck in the opening game played at Surat. In the previous game, Smriti Mandhana looked good in his innings and failed to capitalize on her good start. She scored 21 off 16 balls with the help of four boundaries. The team management will be hoping that he can deliver a decent show with the bat in this game. Jemima Rodrigues also chipped in with a crucial score for the side in the previous. She scored 19 off 25 balls with the help of three boundaries. She will be looking to put in a good performance in this game.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur produced an excellent innings for India in the previous game. She played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 43 off 34 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. He added 46 runs partnership with Deepti Sharma to help India post a decent total on the board. All-rounder Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy and wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia also chipped in with crucial cameos to help India women post 130 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma and Poonav Yadav to make breakthroughs with the new ball. Deepti Sharma was the standout bowler in the previous game and finished with figures of 3 for 8 in his four-over spell.

India Women Predicted Playing XI:

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Veda Krishnamurthy, Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey

India Women Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa Women tour of India, 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Kaur 43 34 3 2 126.47
S Pandey 3 4 0 0 75
S Mandhana 21 16 4 0 131.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sharma 4.0 3 8 3 2
S Pandey 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
P Yadav 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sharma 4.0 3 8 3 2
S Pandey 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
P Yadav 4.0 0 25 2 6.25

South Africa Women Preview

Sune Luus-led unit will need to improve their batting performance in order to level the T20I series on Thursday. Chasing 131 runs to win, South Africa started off poorly and were bundled out for 119 runs in 19.5 overs. The big issue will be how South Africa’s batting lineup can counter the spin threat of India. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon du Preez to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous game, Lizelle failed to capitalize on her good start and scored 16 off 11 balls with the help of four boundaries.Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk and Captain Sune Luus failed to make an impression and perished for ducks in the previous game. The batting trio will need to deliver runs for the side in this game. Opener Laura Wolvaardt scored a run-a-ball 14 with the help of two boundaries. In the opening game, experienced middle-order batsman Mignon du Preez was the only standout player for South Africa. Despite losing wickets at the other end, du Preez played positively and kept the scoreboard ticking for South Africa. She finished the innings with the top-score of 59 off 43 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes.

The right-handed batsman will be keen to continue his good form in this game as well. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shabnam Ismail, Nadine de Klerk and Tumi Sekhukhune to make crucial breakthroughs. In the previous game, pace bowler Shabnam Ismail was the most successful bowler for South Africa and claimed three wickets in his four overs.

South Africa Women Predicted Playing XI:

Lizelle Lee (wk), Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (captain), Nondumiso Shangase, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune

South Africa Women Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa Women tour of India, 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Ismail 6 7 1 0 85.71
M du Preez 59 43 4 3 137.21
A Khaka 5 14 0 0 35.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Ismail 4.0 0 26 3 6.5
N de Klerk 2.0 0 10 2 5
T Sekhukhune 4.0 0 24 1 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Ismail 4.0 0 26 3 6.5
N de Klerk 2.0 0 10 2 5
T Sekhukhune 4.0 0 24 1 6

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The spinners might get assistance from this surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Thursday is clear skies.

Venue Details

The second T20I of the series between India and South Africa will be played at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat. In the opening game, India managed to pull off a close win over South Africa.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put runs on the board. Average score at the venue is around 130 runs.

Winning Prediction

Host India will be favorites to win this game against South Africa. Due to slow and low pitches, India holds a significant advantage over South Africa in this T20I series. The big positive from the previous game was Captain Harmanpreet Kaur getting runs for the side.

On the other hand, South Africa women will need to spin well and adjust to the conditions in a bid to level the T20I series.

Expect India to clinch the T20I series against South Africa!

Author: Shoaib Z.