Date & Time: Wednesday, November 06, 19:00 IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua, West Indies
Key players return for both sides with the series on the line
Indian Women have bounced back in the second ODI of the 3-match series to stay alive after their narrowest defeat in the first ODI. The first game was certainly a nail biter but the second proved to be a one-sided affair with India firing all the cylinders. West Indies Women have struggled to score runs in the two games so far. Now the return of H Mathews will certainly boost their morale in the batting front. In India’s case, it is the same with the return of S Mandana. So it’s fascinating to see whether these two superstars will make a difference in the batting front with the series on the line given the surface condition for batting.
S Mandana’s comeback to the squad means either P Punia or P Raut has to make way for her in the playing XI. On the other hand, S Mathews is likely to replace N McLean for West Indies,
The surface at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua has proved to be tricky for run-scoring as it slows down as the game progresses. The third ODI is set to play on a different surface but expects it to play more or less the same way.
She has been one of the most consistent bowlers of the side in recent times, where she has an MDTA of 1 in the last 5 games. She has a PPM of 52 and an MDTA of 1.3 in the format.
She may not have been at her best in the recent home series against South African women. But in this series, she is the top point scorer of the side with a PPM of 73. She has a PPM of close to 70 and has an MDTA of 1.33 which makes her one of the most sought after players in today’s match.
She has been the most consistent performer for the Windies for some time now. In this series, she has lived up to her reputation by scoring at a PPM of 107. Her ability to come up with all-round performances on a consistent basis makes her a must-have in the Dream11 cricket team.
The return of Mathews is a huge boost for the home side which is struggling to score runs. She is coming into the match on the back of an impressive form. She has a PPM of 82 and an MDTA of 1.25 in the last 5 games.