Date & Time: Monday, February 24, 16:30 IST
Venue: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth, Australia
India seek further domination against Bangladesh
India had a convincing win against the home team in the opener of the World T20. In the 2nd match of their World Cup campaign, Indian Women’s team go up against Bangladesh who will be playing their first match of this World Cup. India would look to achieve a win against Bangladesh and inch closer to the Semi-Final spot.
Bangladesh will be playing their 1st match of the 2020 Women;s T20 World Cup, that too against a strong and highly confident Indian side. Bangladesh will be wary of their record against India in T20Is and in World Cup matches they have lost both the times they faced each other.
India will look to go with the same eleven that won against Australia in the 1st match.
India Women’s Probable XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Arundati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Bangladesh Women’s Probable XI: Shamima Sultana (wk), Sanjida Islam, Fargana Hoque, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Shabana Mostary, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun (c), Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Khaldija Tul Kubra.
Only three international Women’s T20I has been played at the W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth and all those three have been in this World Cup. In all the three matches it has all been low scoring ones in the 1st innings. An average of 109 runs has been scored in the 1st innings with 8 wickets falling per innings and all the matches have been won by teams batting 2nd. Both pacers and spinners have had equal amount of wickets.
Nigar Sultana has been one of the batting pillars of Bangladesh Women’s batting side since 2019 in T20Is. She has been the highest run scorer for Bangladesh in this time frame with 309 runs at an average of 44.1.She has an overall PPM of 38.5 with an MDTA of 1.71.
Smiriti Mandhana has a PPM of 45.9 in the last three months with an MDTA of 1.43. Mandhana has been in prime form since 2019 in T20Is. With six scores of over 50 and an average of 33.2, her 631 runs in this time frame is the most by a Women batter.
The star of the last match will be high on confidence as her return to the T20 internationals was a successful one. She has an overall PPM of 44.35 with an MDTA of 1.41.
The left arm spinner has had one of the best times in T20Is since 2019. She has bagged 19 wickets with an average of 5.6 and balls/wkt ratio of 9.5, which is the best among all the bowlers in T20Is since 2019 with more than 15 wickets.