BAR-W VS IND-W MATCH DETAILS:
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date and Time: August 3, 10:30 PM IST
India women will be looking to continue their decent form when they take on Barbados women in the 10th match of Group A of Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2022 played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
India women comfortably brushed aside Pakistan in a rain-affected game played at Birmingham. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance against Barbados women.
On the other hand, Barbados women were completely outplayed by Australian women. The side will be keen to get back to winning ways against Indian women.
INDIA WOMEN PREVIEW
The team management will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball. In the previous match, opener Smriti Mandhana was the standout performer with the bat for Indian women. She looked in excellent touch with the bat and smashed 63 not out off 42 balls with the help of eight boundaries and three sixes.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, and Shafali Verma to deliver the bulk of the runs.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, and Sneha Rana to provide crucial breakthroughs. India Women were almost at full strength against Pakistan as they welcomed back S Meghana into the batting lineup. They would be hoping to have Pooja Vastrakar available sooner rather than later as well. The Indian bowlers did a good job against Pakistan led by Renuka Singh once more. Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav also picked up important wickets.
We think this bowling attack could certainly give Barbados a tough time. The spinners, in particular, are going to be hard to face since the Barbados batters look to prefer the ball coming on to the bat.
India’s batting was strong and made short work of the target in front of them. Smriti Mandhana looked in imperious touch and will be the big wicket Barbados is after once more. With Shafali Verma, S Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Jemimah Rodrigues also in the lineup, India should have more than enough batting firepower to get past Barbados with ease.
BARBADOS WOMEN PREVIEW
The side will be keen to learn from their mistakes and put in an improved performance with the bat. In the previous match against Australia, Barbados women failed to adjust to the conditions and were bundled out for 64 all out in 20 overs.
Captain Hayley Matthews was the only player who reached double-digits for Barbados women. She scored 18 runs off 13 balls with the help of four boundaries.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, and Kyshona Knight to deliver the bulk of the runs.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, and Shanika Bruce to provide crucial breakthroughs.
Barbados started CWG 2022 brightly with a win against Pakistan but it was completely demolished by Australia in the previous match. To be fair, better teams than Barbados have suffered that fate against Australia so they should not let it affect them too much.
As we have mentioned earlier, Barbados has some good players who are match-winners on their day but they lack the depth needed to succeed regularly. Just two early wickets and you are basically through the core of the batting.
Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Kyshone Knight, and Kycia Knight are the three best batters in the lineup. Beyond them, there is not much and a collapse is always around the corner.
The same is true for the bowling lineup. Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman are the two out-and-out bowlers that teams need to worry about. The rest of the bowling is composed of all-rounders or inexperienced players.
BAR-W VS IND-W PITCH REPORT
The Edgbaston surface is expected to be a batting-friendly one with a nice amount of carrying. There will not be much assistance for the spinners, but the pacers would be hoping to make the most of this pitch. The batters from both sides would be eager to score big on this track and it could turn out to be a run-fest. No difficulty is expected in the second innings and therefore, the captain winning the toss would be looking to bowl first.
BARBADOS WOMEN VS INDIA WOMEN, 10TH T20I PROBABLE PLAYING XIS:
Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews (c), Kycia Knight (wk), Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Keila Elliott, Shanika Bruce
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Sabbhineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh/Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh
BAR-W VS IND-W, 10TH T20I PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER
Smriti Mandhana has finally managed to rediscover her rhythm on the 22 yards. While she got out after getting set against Australia, Mandhana was the star of the match against Pakistan where she scored an unbeaten 63 runs off 42 deliveries at a strike rate of exactly 150 and also hit the winning four for the Women in Blue. She would once again be expected to come good in this must-win encounter.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER
All eyes will be on India women’s emerging pace sensation Renuka Singh Thakur who has been on a roll with the ball in hand in the ongoing CWG 2022. While she picked up a four-wicket haul against the Aussies in the curtain-raiser, she finished with figures of 1/20 from her four overs against Pakistan at an economy of five including a maiden. The pace sensation would be hoping to showcase yet another impactful performance against Barbados.
Based on current form, Indian women will fancy their chances of beating Barbados women in this fixture. With the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, and Harmanpreet Kaur, Indian women have a stronger batting unit in comparison to Barbados women, who look heavily reliant on openers Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews to score the bulk of the runs.
Expect India women to register a thumping win over Barbados women.