The 5th of the 5-match ODI series between India Women and South Africa Women will be played on 17th March at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
The match will start at 9 AM IST and will be streamed live on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
South Africa have produced some great team performance in this ongoing ODI series and they have already clinched the series with a 3-1 win. In the last encounter, South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. India lost Smriti Mandhana early, but in-form Punam Raut scored an amazing 104* and with support from captain Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, the women in blue reached a good score of 266/4 in their 50 overs.
In reply to that, South Africa had a strong start. Lizelle Lee’s 69 and captain Laura Wolvaardt’s 53 gave a strong foundation to the run chase. After the fall of the opening pair, the chase never derailed as Lara Goodall and Mignon du Preez’s half-centuries ensured an emphatic victory over India with an over to spare. Mignon du Preez adjudged player of the match for her quickfire half-century and led the chase. India women’s team would be looking to rectify the mistakes they have made in this series and finish the series on a positive note.
IND-W vs SA-W Weather Report for 5th ODI
A sunny day is expected and the conditions are going to be perfect for the match. With humidity of 30%, the track will not get be impacted throughout the game.
Expect a high scoring encounter like the previous games as the batswomen will enjoy scoring big runs on the surface. Toss will be critical in this game as both teams will be eager to chase.
Average first innings score:
220 (Last 5 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 5, Lost – 0, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
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IND-W vs SA-W Probable Playing XI
Priya Punia, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Sushma Verma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mansi Joshi, Radha Yadav
Yasika Bhatia, Jhulan Goswami, DayalanHemalatha, Monica Patel, ChalluruPrathyusha, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sweta Verma
South Africa Women:
Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt (C), Lara Goodall, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Anne Bosch, Sinalo Jafta, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nondumiso Shangase, Tumi Sekhukhune
Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, SuneLuus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Faye Tunnicliffe
IND-W vs SA-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream 11 Match:
Lizelle Lee is currently enjoying the form of her life. She has registered 288 runs in four games, which includes an incredible 132* in the third ODI.
Punam Raut has revolutionized her batting skills and is leading the Indian batting unit from the front. She is the second-highest run-getter in the series, scoring 253 runs at an average of 126.50 in four matches.
Shabnim Ismail led the bowling attack of the South African team. She has picked up 7 wickets at an economy of only 4.72 runs per over and she has a bowling average of only 24.28.
Harmanpreet Kaur has scored 130 runs in this series and is the backbone of the Indian middle-order. She has scored at a very fast pace, which has helped India put up good totals.
Laura Wolvaardt has also been in scintillating form. She has scored 154 runs in 4 matches and has been involved in two 100+ opening partnerships
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Lizelle Lee, Harmanpreet Kaur
Vice-Captain Options – Punam Raut, Mignon du Preez
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND-W vs SA-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper – Sushma Verma
Batswomen – Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Lizelle Lee (C), Laura Wolvaardt, Punam Raut (VC)
All Rounders – Marizanne Kapp, Deepti Sharma
Bowlers – Shabnim Ismail, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Tumi Sekhukhune
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND-W vs SA-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper – Sushma Verma
Batswomen –Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez (VC), Smriti Mandhana, Laura Goodall
All Rounders – Marizanne Kapp
Bowlers – Shabnim Ismail, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mansi Joshi, Ayabonga Khaka
It is advisable to pick Punam Raut in both of your Dream11 fantasy teams and she can also be a good captaincy or vice-captaincy pick.
Today’s IND-W vs SA-W Probable Winners:
India Women are expected to win this match
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