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ICC Women’s Championship 2018: Here’s everything you need to know about India vs SA, 1st ODI

Here is everything you need to know.

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Indian women team led by Mithali Raj will take on South Africa in the first ODI of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship 2018, at Diamond Oval Cricket Ground, on Monday.

South Africa and India will launch their bids to qualify directly for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 when they square-off against each other in a first-round fixture of the ICC Women’s Championship.

Talking about the ODI series, Mithali Raj said, “It is important to get points under our belt, so the three ODIs are going to be very important because it is a fresh start to the ICC Women’s Championship. We definitely are looking forward to being in the top four, so that we get a direct entry; that’s our aim. But to get there I think it is important that we get as many points as we can.”

 “For us, the build-up and preparations for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 start in South Africa. The more ODIs we will play in these two-three years, the more they will give a sense of how the players and the team are shaping,” said Mithali.

Here is everything you need to know:

Date: India vs South Africa first ODI will be played on Feb 5, 2018

Time: India vs South Africa first ODI will start at 1:30 PM GMT

Venue: India vs South Africa first ODI will be played at Diamond Oval, Kimberley

Teams:

India Women (From): Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia

South Africa Women (From): Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty(w), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk(c), Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Andrie Steyn, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Zintle Mali