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Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma To Open; 3 RCB Stars In; India's Probable XI In 1st T20I Vs SAW

Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma have had a tremendous record as openers (X.com)Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma have had a tremendous record as openers (X.com)

After a perfect series in ODIs, followed by a stupendous outing in the one-off Test, India's multi-format series against South Africa will end with three T20Is. 

All three games will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, where the Women in Blue registered a comfortable 10-wicket victory over the Laura Wolvaardt-led side in their red-ball encounter just a few nights ago.

India should not have made many changes to their playing XI, which were in Bangladesh in May when they had ODIs. However, Yastika Bhatia, who was there batting at No. 3, won't be here this time around.

Jemimah To Replace Yastika Bhatia For India

In her place, Jemimah Rodrigues will make the cut, while Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Asha Sobhana, who could be impactful on these conditions, might come in, replacing Radha Yadav.

Among others, Harmanpreet Kaur is expected to bat at No. 4, followed by Deepti Sharma and S Sajana. If required, Richa Ghosh could come in before them, while Pooja Vastrakar, Shreyanka Patil, and Renuka Thakur Singh will occupy the remaining three places.

India's Probable Playing XI Vs SA

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, S Sajana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Shreyanka Patil, Asha Sobhana, Renuka Thakur Singh