In their most recent match, India defeated Pakistan, while the West Indies were defeated by England.
India Women (IND-W) will face West Indies Women (WI-W) on February 15 at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, following a stunning victory over Pakistan in their opening match of the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Notably, the Hayley Matthews-led team was humiliated by England in their previous match, and another defeat could see them eliminated from the competition. As a result, they will be preparing to do well and return to winning ways, but things will be difficult for the Caribbean team.
They were terrible with the ball in their previous game, and if they don’t improve, the Indian batting unit can wreck havoc in the middle. From a batting standpoint, the skipper and Shemaine Campbelle shared responsibility, but there is still much work to be done.
Even though India defeated their archrivals in the first game, there are still issues that need to be addressed. Bowlers only took four wickets in the previous match and will need to improve if they want to compete for the title.
They will miss Jhulan Goswami’s experience in the middle, but it is time for the young blood to step up and be consistent throughout the tournament. With the bat, however, Jemimah Rodrigues (53* off 38 deliveries) and Richa Ghosh (31* off 20 deliveries) were meticulous, which will be a huge boost for the squad in the upcoming game.
IND-W vs WI-W Match Details:
India Women vs West Indies Women, Match 9, Women’s T20 World Cup
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: February 15, 6:30 PM IST
Batters tend to benefit more from the surface given the conditions. Bowling first is recommended, and anything over 150 is a good score on this wicket.
IND-W vs WI-W Probable Playing XIs:
India Women (IND-W):
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Richa Ghosh (WK), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur
West Indies Women (WI-W):
Hayley Matthews (C), Rashada Williams (WK), Shemaine Campbelle, Stafanie Taylor, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Zaida James, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman
Match Prediction: India Women will win the game.