South Africa opt to bowl; De Ridder and Reddy make debuts

Toss South Africa chose to bowl vs India

South Africa captain Laura Wolvaardt won the toss and elected to bowl in the second of the three ODIs on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Bengaluru. India lead the series 1-0 after a dominant win in the first match.

The hosts handed an ODI debut to seam-bowling allrounder Arundhati Reddy, who replaced India’s lead seamer Renuka Singh. Reddy last played an international game in 2021 but forced her way into the squad after impressive performances in domestic cricket and WPL 2024. She has featured in 26 T20Is after making her debut in 2018.
South Africa also handed a debut, to Meike de Ridder after their first-choice keeper Sinalo Jafta suffered a blow to the head while batting on the eve of the match and was eventually ruled out due to a mild concussion. De Ridder has played two T20Is.
Seam-bowling allrounder Nadine de Klerk also came into the XI after missing the first game due to illness. Annerie Dercksen, who made her debut on Sunday, was left out. Allrounder Marizanne Kapp will once again play only as a batter due to workload management following a minor back injury.

India: 1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Shafali Verma, 3 D Hemalatha, 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Jemimah Rodrigues, 6 Richa Ghosh (wk), 7 Deepti Sharma, 8 Pooja Vastrakar, 9 Radha Yadav, 10 S Asha, 11 Arundhati Reddy

South Africa: 1 Laura Wolvaardt (capt), 2 Tazmin Brits, 3 Anneke Bosch, 4 Sune Luus, 5 Marizanne Kapp, 6 Nadine de Klerk, 7 Nondumiso Shangase, 8 Meike de Ridder (wk), 9 Masabata Klaas, 10 Ayabonga Khaka, 11 Nonkululeko Mlaba