Cricket match date: 15th November 2018
Cricket match time: 08:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: ICC Women’s World T20
Team A: Ireland Women
Team B: India Women
Team A Captain: L Delany
Team B Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur
Cricket Match Preview:
India women are now just one win away from a semi-final spot in this World T20 cricket tournament. Their two wins from first two cricket games have all but ensured their entry into the next round. Ireland women, on the other hand, would look to stay as competitive as they can in their remaining cricket matches.
The cricket game between India women and New Zealand women was always going to be a virtual quarterfinal. With the presence of Australia women in the group, it was always going to be a three-way tussle for one other spot. The way Australia women team have played so far have also led to the belief that one spot is already booked from Group B.
Ireland women have had a disappointing time in T20 cricket games this year. They have almost won nothing against the top sides of the world. They were part of the tri-nation series against England and New Zealand this year. They could not reach the final in that series and were hammered in almost every game. In fact, their last win came this year against Bangladesh women when they beat them by 6 wickets to avoid the clean sweep. This win was their first win in almost two years.
India women have no issues with their form right now. Their confidence is sky high after beating New Zealand and archrival Pakistan. To add to their satisfaction, they won the first cricket game by batting first while they won the second cricket game while chasing the score. The only blip in their performance came in the second game against Pakistan when they dropped many catches and gave chances to the batsmen. They will have to avoid such slipups as they will be facing the strong sides of the world in the knockout stages.
Cricket Match Information:
India women cricket team will take on Ireland women cricket team in their third game of the tournament. India will be looking to seal their semi-final spot as they have already won two cricket games in the tournament by beating New Zealand women and Pakistan women in the first and second games.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Ireland women’s lack of experience and success in this format of the cricket game has led to their downfall so far in the tournament. They were hammered in the first cricket game against Australia as their batting failed to score runs yet again. Our prediction is that there might be some changes in their lineup for the game against India women.
Here is our prediction of Ireland Women’s playing XI:
- CMA Shillington
- CNIM Joyce
- GH Lewis
- EAJ Richardson
- IMHC Joyce
- L Delany
- KJ Garth
- SM Kavanagh
- MV Waldron
- LK O’Reilly,
- CJ Metcalfe
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India women have been in very good form so far in the tournament. Their batsmen and slower bowlers have done their job brilliantly. Our prediction is that they will continue with the same playing eleven as their last game against Pakistan.
Here is our prediction of India women’s playing XI:
- Mithali Raj
- Smriti Mandhana
- JL Rodrigues
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- Veda Krishanmurthi
- D Hemalatha
- DB Sharma
- RP Yadav
- T Bhatia
- A Reddy
- Poonam Yadav
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Smriti Mandhana came with a very high reputation in this tournament. However, so far, she has been kept quiet in both cricket games. But she is too good a player to continue to miss out continuously and hence, our prediction is of a cracking knock from her in the game against Ireland.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Pitch is expected to be good to bat on. It has played well so far in the tournament and is expected to continue in the same manner. Conditions are expected to be dry.
India women will begin the cricket game against Ireland women as massive favourites. They have all the experience and varieties in the lineup to trouble a team like Ireland. However, winning might not be their only agenda in this game. India would like to win big and also do their basics well as it will hold them in good stead for the semi-finals. Our prediction is of a one-sided Indian victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Smriti Mandhana (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Poonam Yadav (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Smriti Mandhana (IND)
India Women – 1.003
Ireland Women – 15.00
*odds may change anytime