India women cricket team will play a T20I tri-series against South Africa women cricket team and West Indies women cricket team, beginning on January 19. All the matches of this series will be played at Buffalo Park, East London.
The tri-series will take place in a double round-robin format, with all teams facing each other twice. The teams that finish in the top two spots will play in the final on February 2.
India, who contested in the final of the previous Women’s T20 World Cup against Australia, will bank on their explosive batters Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur for the runs. Opener Shafali Verma is participating in the Women’s U19 World Cup and Yastika Bhatia is likely to open alongside Mandhana.
West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor returns to the team after the Caribbean cricketer was injured during the ODI series against New Zealand in September 2022. Windies fast bowlers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman also recovered from injuries and will be taking part in the tri-series.
For the hosts South Africa, Dan van Niekerk misses out having failed to clear a physical assessment test. They will be led by Sune Luus and have roped in two uncapped players in Annerie Dercksen and wicketkeeper Tebogo Macheke for this series.
South Africa will also be hosting the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 beginning on February 10 and both the visiting teams will look to acclimatize to the conditions through this tri-series.
Where to watch Women's T20I Tri-Series in South Africa 2023 live in India?
The Women's T20I Tri-Series in South Africa 2023 will be telecast live on Star Sports Network in India.
Live streaming of the Women's T20I Tri-Series in South Africa 2023 will be available on the Hotstar app and website.
Women’s Tri-Series in South Africa 2023 schedule, fixtures and live match times
All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST).
January 19: IND Women vs. SA Women, 10:30 PM IST.
January 21: SA Women vs. WI Women, 6:30 PM IST.
January 23: IND Women vs. WI Women, 10:30 PM IST.
January 25: SA Women vs. WI Women, 6:30 PM IST.
January 28: SA Women vs. IND Women, 10:30 PM IST.
January 30: WI Women vs. IND Women, 6:30 PM IST.
February 2: TBC vs. TBC, Final, 6:30 PM IST.
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