India women's cricket team led by Harmanpreet Kaur to clash against South Africa in the first T20I of the three-match series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on July 5. The Indian women's cricket team has been brilliant in the ongoing multi-format series against the Proteas and are yet to lose a match. The 'Women in Blue' first defeated South Africa by 3-0 and registered a one-sided victory in the only Test. The Indian team will be walking in the T20I series to repeat the same performance whereas the Proteas will hope to register their first win on the tour. India Vice-Captain Smriti Mandhana Rises to Third Spot in ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

The Indian batting lineup has been one of the major strengths of the team in the ongoing multi-format series against the Proteas. Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, and Hamanpreet Kaur have been in red-hot form with the bat. Mandhana has smashed three hundreds from four games whereas Verma and Kaur have hit one century each. Bowling has played a major part as well in India's success. Smriti Mandhana Picks Up Her Maiden Wicket in International Cricket, Achieves Feat by Dismissing Sune Luus During IND-W vs SA-W 2nd ODI 2024 (Watch Video).

South Africa's batting has delivered for the side on the tour so far but the performance of the bowlers is a major concern for the Laura Wolvaardt-led side. Volvaardt has scored runs with the bat followed by Sune Luus and Tazmin Britts. The Proteas will be hoping to get back in form with the ball and perform well in the T20I series.

IND-W vs SA-W Head-to-Head Record in T20Is

Both India Women and South Africa Women have played 16 T20I matches so far out of which India have won 9 whereas South Africa have ended up victorious on 6 occasions. One match has been called off due to rain.

IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I 2024 Key Players

Harmanpreet Kaur
Laura Wolvaardt
Smriti Mandhana
Tazmin Brits
Renuka Singh
Ayabonga Khaka

IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I 2024  Key Battles

The key battles in the IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I 2024 match will be between Indian batter Smriti Mandhana and South Africa's Tazmin Brits. Other than this battle, the fans will also eye the captain's battle between Harmanpreet Kaur and Laura Wolvaardt.

IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I 2024 Venue and Match Timing

The India National Women's Cricket Team vs South Africa National Women's Cricket Team 1st T20I match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I match will begin from 07:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) on July 5.

IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I 2024 Live Telecast and Online Streaming

Viacom 18 has the broadcast and streaming rights of every Indian cricket team match taking place in India. Cricket fans in India can watch the IND-W vs SA-W T20I series on the Sports 18 channel and use it as a viewing option. The IND-W vs SA-W T20I series will be available for streaming on the Jio Cinema app and website.

IND-W vs SA-W 1st T20I 2024 Likely Playing XI

India National Women's Cricket Team:  Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh (wk), Dayalan Hemalatha, Radha Yadav, Shreyanka Patil, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh Thakur

South Africa National Women's Cricket Team:  Laura Wolvaardt (c), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits (wk), Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, M Klaas, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 04, 2024 02:17 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website