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Arijit Kundu ∙ Jan 28 2023, 12:35 PM | 4 Min Read

South Africa Women's T20I Tri Series Match 5: India Women vs South Africa Women | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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We're just two games away from the Final of the South Africa Women's T20I Tri Series and the finalists are already known. As West Indies Women have failed to win any match till now, they've no chance to reach the finals. Which means, India and South Africa are going to face each other in the main event but before that, here's another mouth-watering face-off that the two units will be a part of.

Match no. 5 of the ongoing competition will take place at the Buffalo Park, East London. 

India Women have 4 points under their name as they've managed to win both of their games in the first cycle. Their batting have been at par with various players stepping up at different junctures. The spinners have been brilliant for them and have done the maximum damage with the ball in hand. 

On the flip side, South Africa Women will play their last game before the Final. They'll take it as a preparation though their priority would be to perform at the upcoming Women's World Cup. The Proteas have managed to win 2 out of the three matches they played. They have the same number of points as that of India Women. In addition their only loss came against the Women in Blue. Their batting seemed to have revived after disappointments at the start of the series. The bowling has been ever-effective.


 Ground Stats: Buffalo Park, East London

The pitch at the Buffalo Park has been conducive for the spinners. It's not a great pitch to bat on as the ball tends to come slow off the surface. The spinners are bound to enjoy here. Batters need to take their time and negotiate the turn and bat intelligently.

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 4

Matches won batting first: 3

Matches won bowling first: 1

Average score batting first: 138

Average score batting second: 106

Average runs per over: 6.36

Average runs per wicket: 24.42


IN-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Probable Playing XIs

India Women Team News

No major updates

India Women Probable Playing XI

Yastika Bhatia (wk), Smirti Mandhana, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Amanjot Kaur, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

South Africa Women Team News

No major updates

South Africa Women Probable Playing XI

Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kappe, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta(wk), Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune

IN-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Top five Must Picks

  1. Smriti Mandhana: The talismanic top-order batter arrives from a well grafted half-century in the previous game. If she gets set, she has a tendency to score big runs.
  2. Laura Wolvaardt: The Proteas top order batter is technichally very much sound. She has a wide range of shots and plays the situation very well. 
  3. Marizanne Kapp: The South African all-rounder is well known for his three-dimensional skills. She can star with the new ball as well as defends runs at the slog overs. Kapp is terrific batter as well and have notched 74 runs from 2 innings in the series.
  4. Harmanpreet Kaur: The Indian skipper has played just a solitary game in the tri-series so far and has successfully cashed in with a match-winning half-century.
  5. Deepti Sharma: The Indian all-rounder has been brilliant lower down the order with the willow in hand. She is also the highest wicket-taker for India in the series with 5 under her name.

IND-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Must Picks

India Women

  • Smriti Mandhana
  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Deepti Sharma

South Africa Women 

  • Laura Wolvaardt
  • Masabata Klaas
  • Marizanne Kapp

IND-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Risky Picks

India Women: Devika Vaidya, Amanjot Kaur

South Africa Women: Nonkululeko Mlaba, Sune Luus


IND-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Deepti Sharma
  2. Marizanne Kapp
  3. Smriti Mandhana
  4. Laura Wolvaardt

IND-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Team for Head to Head contests

Wicketkeepers: Yastika Bhatia

Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus

All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Marizanne Kapp, Devika Vaidya

Bowlers: Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Captain: Marizanne Kapp
Vice-captain: Smriti Mandhana

IND-W: 6; SA-W:5


IND-W vs SA-W, Match 5: Team for Winner Takes All contests

Wicketkeepers: Yastika Bhatia

Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Laura Wolvaardt, Tasmin Brits

All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Marizanne Kapp, Amanjot Kaur

Bowlers: Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune

Captain: Laura Wolvaardt
Vice-captain: Harmanpreet Kaur

IND-W: 5 ; SA-W:6


Also Read: SA-W vs IND-W, 5th T20I: Preview, Prediction, Probable XI