Watch India Vs South Africa T20I: The first game of the three-match T20I series between India Women and South Africa Women kickstarts on March 20 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Smriti Mandhana is leading the team in the series opener on Saturday as captain of India’s T20 women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur, had to bow out due to injuries.
This is also the team’s first appearance in the format since the T20 World Cup final loss against Australia on March 8 last year. The Indian women are currently ranked third in the T20 rankings and they are slightly ahead of South African women who ranked fifth.
Harmanpreet Kaur is sitting out in the first T20I.
India Vs South Africa T20I where to watch:
The match will air at 7:00 PM local time and it will be streamed live on Star Sports Network.
Indian women’s cricket team lost the ODI series by a 1-4 margin to South Africa. Now, the team is gearing up to overcome the loss as they take on the South Africa Women in the T20 format.
India Women T20I series squad
Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Nuzhat Parween, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sushma Verma (wicketkeeper), Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Mansi Joshi
Bench: Simran Bahadur, Harleen Deol, Richa Ghosh, Monica Patel, Challuru Prathyusha, Arundhati Reddy, Ayushi Soni
Here’s the schedule of the 3-match T20I series
20th March: First WT20I – Ekana Cricket Stadium (Lucknow)
21st March: Second WT20I
24th March: Third WT20I
Feature Image Credit: PTI