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India Women’s Board President’s XI vs South Africa Women 2019, 2nd T20 Warm-Up: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Devika Vaidya put on some great all-round performances across the U23 Women's T20 and Senior Women's T20 tournaments.

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Lizelle Lee of Surrey. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 2nd T20 warm-up game between India Women Board President’s XI and South Africa Women will be hosted by the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat.

The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (IST) (9:00 AM GMT)

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Preview:

South Africa Women’s tour of India didn’t kick-off as it was anticipated. The first of the two warm-up T20Is to be hosted in Surat got washed out due to wet outfield. The visitors were scheduled to take on the India Women Board President’s XI team on Friday which did not happen. On Sunday afternoon, the two sides will come together for the last warm-up fixture. This will be followed by a 5-match T20I series and a 3-match ODI series between India and South Africa Women.

Pooja Vastrakar will be under the limelight after she caught up an injury during the warm-ups of the WT20 in November last year. She missed all Internationals that India in these 10 months. She has been named in the squad for the first three T20Is. Dane van Niekerk’s absence due to an injury meant Sune Luus will lead the South African Women once again. Sushma Verma will be leading the India Women BP’s XI on her pursuit of a return to the Indian team.


Weather Condition/Report:

Clear weather is forecasted in Surat for Sunday. We could have a full match without any interruption if the weather remains as expected.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The tracks here could be low-scoring ones if considering the Men’s T20 matches played at this venue in 2019. However, those placed towards the end of the season. Since this is the start of the season, we find tracks which are better for batting.

Average 1st inning score: N/A

Record of chasing teams: N/A


Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs/Squads:

India Women Board President’s XI:

Sushma Verma (C), Devika Vaidya, Vanitha VR, Shafali Verma, Priya Punia, Jasia Aktar, MD Thirushkamini, Madhuri Mehta, Tarannum Pathan, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Tanuja Kanwar, Bharti Fulmali, Mansi Joshi, Renuka Singh, Pooja Vastrakar.

South Africa Women:

Sune Luus (C), Anneke Bosch, Tasmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, S Ismail, Sinola Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Lizelle Lee, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt.


Top Picks:

Mignon du Preez was in terrific form with the bat in the recently concluded KSL. Priya Punia was the leading run-getter of the recent most Women’s T20 competition. She scored 382 runs at an average of 47.75 with four fifties in 10 innings. Vanitha VR also scored 291 runs in that tournament and came 4th. The visiting team captain Sune Luus will be seen involved in the match bowling a couple of overs and batting in the top-order. Nadine de Klerk is an exciting all-round prospect in the visiting squad.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Devika Vaidya, Shafali Verma, Nadine de Klerk, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez

Vice-Captain – Priya Punia, Lizelle Lee, Vanitha VR, Pooja Vastrakar, S Ismail

Devika Vaidya is bankable for her all-round performances across the U23 Women’s T20 tournament and in the Senior Women’s T20 during the 2018/19 season. She was the leading run-getter in the U23 competition with 395 runs from 10 innings with help of four fifties. During the Senior Women’s T20, Vaidya finished up as the joint 2nd leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets from only 8 innings.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Lizelle Lee

Batters – Mignon du Preez, Vanitha VR, Shafali Verma, Priya Punia (VC)

All-Rounders – Sune Luus (C), Nadine de Klerk

Bowlers – Pooja Vastrakar, S Ismail, Devika Vaidya, Tumi Sekhukhune

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sinola Jafta

Batters – Laura Wolvaardt, Shafali Verma, Priya Punia

All-Rounders – Sune Luus, Nadine de Klerk (VC), Sushree Dibyadarshini

Bowlers – Devika Vaidya (C), Tumi Sekhukhune, Mansi Joshi, Ayabonga Khaka


Expert Advice:

Senior players in the South Africa Women squad are expected to take part as this is the only game available before going into the 5-match T20I series.

Probable Winners:

South Africa Women are expected to win this match.

*Disclaimer: These picks were made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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