ICC Women’s T20 WC: Confident India to face plucky Bangladesh in next encounter
By: PTI | Perth |

Updated: February 23, 2020 1:32:03 pm


Harmanpreet Kaur-led facet can’t afford to take Bangladesh flippantly. (Source: File)

Their confidence on a excessive after the spectacular win over title holders Australia, India will look to carry ahead the momentum in opposition to a plucky Bangladesh in their second Group A match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday.

Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav’s magical spell helped India beat Australia by 17 runs in the match opener on Friday however the Harmanpreet Kaur-led facet can’t afford to take Bangladesh flippantly as their jap neighbours had overwhelmed them twice in the 2018 T20 Asia Cup.

Jemimah Rodrigues and 16-year-old promising opener Shafali Verma, who hit a usually aggressive 29 off 15 balls in opposition to Australia, weren’t part of that Asia Cup staff and the duo will want to play essential roles if India need to beat Bangladesh.

In the final 5 conferences between the 2 sides, India lead 3-2 on head-to-head file and a win on Monday will take them nearer to the knock-out rounds from the five-team group.

India will, nevertheless, want to enhance their batting efficiency as they scored a under par 132 in opposition to Australia.

Since the tri-series previous this World Cup, the Indian batting has been inconsistent and has not posted large totals barring a number of matches.

They might have misplaced the match in opposition to Australia additionally, however for Poonam’s (4/19) exploits.

Captain Harmanpreet and opener Smriti Mandhana, who each have completed effectively in the tri-series earlier than this World Cup, contributed little with the bat in the earlier match and each will want to fireplace for India to put up a giant complete or chase down a goal.

Another key middle-order batswoman Deepti Sharma got here good in opposition to Australia with an unbeaten 49 off 46 balls and she or he would look to proceed her good type.

Medium pacer Shikha Pandey additionally bowled effectively in opposition to Australia and Harmanpreet is completely happy that her staff just isn’t depending on a number of gamers solely.

“Our team is looking nice, earlier we depended on two-three players, it is no longer that way now,” Harmanpreet stated.

For Bangladesh, the important thing gamers will likely be all-rounder Jahanara Alam and top-order batswoman Fargana Hoque.

The 26-year-old seasoned Hoque has a T20 International hundred to her title. She had performed a serious position in Bangladesh’s group stage win over India in 2018 T20 Asia Cup.

Alam is one other key participant for Bangladesh and she or he was part of the IPL Velocity staff underneath Mithali Raj in India’s home Women’s T20 Challenge match in Jaipur final 12 months.

Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun, their most expertise participant, also can chip in with each bat and ball.

In one other Group A match on Monday, Australia will tackle Sri Lanka. Both the groups have misplaced their opening matches of the match. The islanders misplaced to New Zealand by seven wickets on Saturday.

The Teams (From):

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar.

Bangladesh: Salma Khatun (capt.), Rumana Ahmed, Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Khadija Tul Kubra, Sobhana Mostary, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Nigar Sultana (wk), Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Shamima Sultana.

Match Starts 4:30 pm IST.

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