India’s women’s cricket team is battling it out against South Africa and West Indies in the ongoing tri-series.
They will be looking to lift the coveted trophy before entering the T20 World Cup set to begin this month.
The Women in Blue have reached the final of the series and will play against South Africa tomorrow.
Last year, India got a 1-4 defeat at home against Australia but has now bounced back strongly in this tri-series with three wins.
In the opener of the tri-series, India beat South Africa comfortably but their repeat league fixture was washed out.
On the other hand, against the West Indies, India won twice which has now taken them to the final.
But, now when the World Cup starts, India’s main priority will be to outsmart England and Australia in the tournament.
Big positives for India Women in the recent tri-series
Meanwhile, there have been several positives for Women in Blue throughout this tri-series.
First up, Deepti Sharma has claimed eight wickets in three matches and will be India’s go-to bowler in the T20 World Cup as well as the final.
On the other hand, middle-order batter, Jemimah Rodrigues has gotten some much-needed runs under her belt before the marquee tournament.
She will now be looking for consistency in the T20 World Cup.
Another big positive for India has been the return of Pooja Vastrakar who was out of the team due to injury.
And most importantly, the recent win of India’s U19 team at the inaugural T20 World Cup is going to be a major motivation for the senior women who will also look to do the same.
Squads of India Women and South Africa Women for the tri-series final
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Anjali Sarvani, Yastika Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Amanjot Kaur, Sabbhineni Meghana, Meghna Singh, Shikha Pandey, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastrakar, Sushma Verma, Radha Yadav
South Africa Women
Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Annke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Annerie Dercksen, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tebogo Macheke, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt
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