South Africa will host India and the West Indies in a T20I tri-series in East London. The tri-series will take place in January and February next year, prior to the start of the T20 World Cup, which will be hosted by South Africa in February.
The three teams will face each other twice in the round-robin phase, and the top two teams will compete in the final on February 2. The T20 World Cup will begin on February 10 and conclude on February 26 at Newlands in Cape Town.
"These two sides (India and West Indies) are up there with the most talented and entertaining nations in women's T20 cricket, having featured in two of the last four finals, with the West Indies lifting the trophy in 2016. This will give the Momentum Proteas highly competitive build-up to the ultimate prize of the T20 World Cup". - Enoch Nkwe, CSA director of cricket.
India is grouped alongside Pakistan, West Indies, England, and Ireland in group B, while South Africa is grouped with Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in group A.
Australia has won five of the seven editions played so far. India reached the final of the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, where they were defeated by Australia by 85 runs at the MCG, while South Africa has never reached in the final of women's T20 World Cup.
January 19: South Africa vs India
January 21: South Africa vs West Indies
January 23: India vs West Indies
January 25: South Africa vs West Indies
January 28: South Africa vs India
January 30: India vs West Indies
February 2: Tri-series Final