India ladies vs South Africa ladies: Rusty hosts purpose to bounce again after hammering in opener

India ladies vs South Africa ladies: Rusty hosts purpose to bounce again after hammering in opener

Lucknow: A rusty Indian ladies’s cricket staff might be looking for some rhythm within the second ODI in opposition to South Africa right here on Tuesday after being outplayed by the guests within the series-opener.

Although captain Mithali Raj and her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur had insisted that rustiness will not be a problem of their first collection in 12 months, India clearly seemed like a facet that had not performed for a very long time within the opener of the five-match collection on Sunday.

A greater ready South Africa, then again, have been scientific and might be laborious to beat within the coming video games.

After the sport, Kaur realised the gamers wanted a while to gel as a unit. Barring Kaur, Raj and Deepti Sharma to a sure extent, not one of the batters might apply themselves on an honest batting floor.

Numerous them have been responsible of poor shot choice as identified by Kaur after the sport.

The spinners, who’re historically thought-about India’s power, hardly troubled the South African duo of Lizelle Lee and 21-year-old Laura Wolvaardt, who put up the very best ever opening wicket stand in opposition to India to run away with the competition.

There have been some positives, nevertheless, equivalent to Raj scoring a gritty half-century and pacer Jhulan Goswami exhibiting she remains to be among the many greatest within the enterprise. Each the veterans have been taking part in their first recreation since November 2019.

Kaur too seemed good in her one centesimal ODI however would have preferred to transform the beginning into a giant rating.

Opener Smriti Mandhana struck three pleasant fours earlier than falling to a unfastened shot and could be backing herself to bat lengthy on Tuesday.

Pacer Monica Patel was handed her debut on Sunday and extra caps will be handed out within the second recreation with the administration protecting one eye on preparations for the World Cup subsequent yr.

Pulling off one again in opposition to South Africa looks like a frightening process contemplating the way in which they performed within the opener. They seemed a staff excessive on confidence having blanked Pakistan at dwelling just lately.

Their tempo assault led by Shabnim Ismail was spectacular and Indians must discover a option to negate that risk.

Groups (from)

India ladies: Mithali Raj (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur, D Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C Prathyusha, Monica Patel.

South Africa ladies: Sune Luus (captain), Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Tasmin Britz, Marizanne Kapp, Nondumiso Shangase, Lizelle Lee, Anneke Bosch, Faye Tunnicliffe, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune.

The match begins at 9 am IST.

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