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Cricket Update – 10th February 2018

Three more big games tomorrow and history could be made as well! 

South Africa Women vs India Women – 01.30pm

India Women whitewashing South Africa Women in a bilateral ODI series of any length has never happened before but looks like a reality tomorrow. In fact, only once have they whitewashed an opposition away from home in a series of three or more matches. They did this in the 2004 Women’s Asia Cup in Sri Lanka — where Sri Lanka Women were the only other side. India swept the series 5-0. Jhulan Goswami (23 wickets) needs 1 wicket to become the highest wicket-taker for any country against South Africa.

Here is the 3rd ODI statistical preview

0.83 win-loss ratio for South Africa at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. However, they have a 2-1 lead over India Women here, though India won the last match between the two teams on this ground, in the final of the quadrangular trophy last year.

358 India’s score against Ireland at the same ground last year, their highest. Deepti Sharma (188) and Poonam Yadav (109) had added 320 for the opening wicket that day.

33 runs needed by Deepti Sharma (961) needs another 39 to reach 1,000 ODI runs. She will become the 10th Indian and 84th overall to the landmark.

9 runs needed by Laura Wolvaardt to reach 1,000 runs. She will be the 8th South African and (if she reaches there before Deepti) the 84th overall to the landmark.

2 wickets needed by Shikha Pandey to reach the 50-wicket mark. She will become the 11th Indian and 78th overall to have achieved this.

1 wickets needed by Jhulan (23 wickets) to become the highest wicket-taker for any country against South Africa.She is tied with Lucy Pearson.

4 wickets needed by Shikha to become the highest wicket-taker for any country against South Africa. Shikha has a terrific record against them: her 20 wickets have come at an average of 14.65 and a strike rate of 22.2, the latter being the best against South Africa with a 15-wicket cut-off. The only ones ahead of Shikha are Lucy (23), Jhulan (23), Rosalie Birch (21), and Clare Connor (21).

3 wickets needed by Ayabonga Khaka to reach the 50-wicket mark. She will become the 7th South African and (if she reaches there before Shikha) 78th overall to have achieved this.

Here is our Super 8 for the game tomorrow

  1. Dane van Niekerk (C)
  2. Mithali Raj
  3. Masabata Klaas
  4. Marizanne Kapp
  5. Mignon du Preez
  6. Jhulan Goswami
  7. Smriti Mandhana
  8. Poonam Yadav

 Oz Tri-series – Australia vs England – 3rd T20I – 01.50pm

Australia have so far dominated the T20 Tri-series that also involves England and New Zealand – wininng both their opening games comfortably. Their win in the last T20 had lion’s share from Glenn Maxwell. He picked up three wickets for 10 runs while bowling, and smacked a 58-ball century in reply. The only worry for Australia will be the failure of their other four batsmen.

England’s loss in the first match will be a pain point after their performance in the ODIs. Apart from a fine fifty from Dawid Malan, all other batsmen struggled. Bowlers tried to get them back in the match but Maxwell took it away. England will want to get back to winning ways tomorrow!

Our Super 8 for tomorrow

  1. Glenn Maxwell (C)
  2. D Arcy Short
  3. Dawid Malan
  4. David Willey
  5. Ben Stokes
  6. Ashton Agar
  7. Tom Curran
  8. Billy Stanlake

India vs South Africa – 4th ODI – 04.30pm

South Africa will get a boost as AB de Villiers returns from injury tomorrow but to expect him to change everything around immediately may be hoping for a bit too much. Can South Africa stop the Indian juggernaut or will India march on to a 4-0 lead?

India won the third match of the series with ease and is now assured of at least sharing the silverware. They continue to dominate the South Africans in a manner that is rarely seen will be looking to close out a series win the two teams meet tomorrow.

Three out of the top-4 are in form, though, and so that is fine for India but the lower middle order is struggling. Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni have not had frequent opportunities to play long innings but the few chances they have had have not been utilized. Expect a change in the batting order tomorrow if India get off to a flyer!

Spoiler Alert!

The weather forecast for the match is not good as rain is predicted a large part of the day. The game could get rained out or be reduced greatly in length. Either way, the situation is not ideal for the South Africans that desperately need a win tomorrow. India on the other hand will be happy to sit out and claim a series victory. If the match does get played then a lot of attention will be focused on the pitch – a flat batting deck with a fair amount of bounce and carry.

Here is our Super 8

  1. Virat Kohli (C)
  2. AB de Villiers
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. JP Duminy
  5. Kagiso Rabada
  6. Jasprit Bumrah
  7. Yuzvendra Chahal
  8. Kuldeep Yadav

The Super 8 have been picked after taking into consideration various factors and analysis. Super 8 is not responsible for any decisions taken by readers of this article while playing. This is written with the sole purpose of providing a guide to choosing a fantasy team for the league. Go get ’em Champs!

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