India vs West Indies preview: Team India will hope to make it two-in-two so far as their Women’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign is anxious as they tackle West Indies at Newlands, Cape Town on Wednesday.
The Women in Blue started their marketing campaign with a seven-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-scoring encounter, additionally on the Newlands, on Sunday, with Jemimah Rodrigues taking part in a central function of their chase of the 150-run goal.
Rodrigues solid important partnerships with opener Shafali Verma and wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh, remaining unbeaten on 53 and guiding the Indians residence with an over to spare.
Going into their second outing of the event nonetheless, the Indians will be aware of their shortcomings with the ball towards the Pakistanis, who ended up going previous 140 after being lowered to 68/Four at one stage with skipper Bismah Maroof and Ayesha Naseem sharing an explosive, unbeaten 81-run stand.
Additionally, the Indians will make one change on the prime of the order with opener and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana regaining full health. Mandhana had missed out on the opening sport after failing to get well from a finger harm, however might be raring to go towards the West Indies, and can little doubt be buoyed by the massive bucks that she attracted on the current WPL public sale, the place she ended up going to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a sum of Rs 3.Four crore, the best bid on the occasion.
West Indies, who had damaged Australia’s juggernaut with a title victory in 2016 and had reached the semi-finals of each version between 2010 and 2018, started their marketing campaign with a seven-wicket loss towards England after setting the Heather Knight-led staff 136 to win.
Skipper Hayley Matthews (42) and No Three batter Shemaine Campbell (34) got here up with useful contributions however solely two different batters may rating in double digits, with Chinelle Henry’s 14 the third highest. England too misplaced wickets at common intervals till Nat Sciver-Brunt and skipper Knight got here to their rescue with an unbroken 67-run stand for the fourth wicket.
India: Yastika Bhatia, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarvani
West Indies: Hayley Matthews(c), Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Rashada Williams(w), Zaida James, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman, Karishma Ramharack, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Djenaba Joseph