India Women Vs South Africa Women: The final will be played in East London, Team India has the upper hand.
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With only a few days left for the Women’s T20 World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team Would like to end the last round of their preparations by winning the final of the tri-series against South Africa. India had lost 1-4 in the home series against Australia. But the team returned to this tri-series and registered three wins and before the 10-team global tournament starting on February 10, now it would like to end the tournament by winning the trophy.
India defeated South Africa in the opening match of the tri-series but then the match between the two teams got rained out in the league stage. India defeated West Indies twice to make it to the finals. But India’s main challenge in the World Cup will be to beat teams like England and Australia.
Deepti Sharma is the trump card
All-rounder Deepti Sharma, who took eight wickets in three matches, will be the key bowler for India in the final. While under fire, Jemimah Rodrigues scored the required runs in the last league match against West Indies and she would like to maintain this consistency. The big positive will be the return of Pooja Vastrakar who was ruled out due to injury. India’s U-19 women’s team’s opening U-19 World Cup win in Potchefstroom could propel Harmanpreet’s team to clinch the ICC title with the final.
Performance of Indian players in tri series
Let us tell you that Deepti has taken maximum 8 wickets for Team India in the tri-series. Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Vastrakar got 3-3 wickets. Captain Harmanpreet has scored the maximum 88 runs in batting. Mandhana scored 86 runs.
The teams are as follows:
India : Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice Captain), Anjali Sarwani, Yastika Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Amanjot Kaur, S Meghana, Meghana Singh, Shikha Pandey, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh, Jemima Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastrakar, Sushma Verma and Radha Yadav.
South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Anneke Bosch, Tazmine Britts, Nadine de Clercq, Annerie Dirksen, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Shinalo Jafta, Marijane Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tebogo Macheke, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Shekhukhune, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt.