India Women opt to bowl; Mansi Joshi replaces Monica Patel

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South Africa are unchanged from the XI that won the first match at the same venue by eight wickets

India Women won the toss and chose to bowl v South Africa Women

India captain Mithali Raj opted to chase after winning the toss in the second ODI against South Africa in Lucknow.

India have made one change to the playing XI, replacing Monica Patel with Mansi Joshi. Patel made her debut in the opening ODI and bowled four overs for 20 runs, without returning to complete her allotted number of overs, and was replaced by 11-time cap Joshi, whose last ODI was against South Africa in October 2019. Wicketkeeper Sushma Verma, who made her comeback after an almost three years absence in the series opener, keeps her place.

South Africa are unchanged from the XI that won the first match at the same venue by eight wickets.

India: 1 Punam Raut, 2 Smriti Mandhana, 3 Mithali Raj (c), 4 Harmanpreet Kaur, 5 Jemimah Rodrigues, 6 Deepti Sharma, 7 Sushma Verma (wk), 8 Jhulan Goswami, 9 Rajeshwari Gayakwad, 10 Mansi Joshi, 11 Poonam Yadav

South Africa: 1 Laura Woolvardt, 2 Lizelle Lee, 3 Sune Luus (wk), 4 Marizanne Kapp, 5 Lara Goodall, 6 Mignon du Preez, 7 Trisha Chetty, 8 Nadine de Klerk, 9 Shabnim Ismail, 10 Ayabonga Khaka, 11 Nonkululekho Mlaba

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent

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