Cricket match date: 11th 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: India Women
Team B: Pakistan Women
Team A Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur
Team B Captain: Javeria Khan
Cricket Match Preview:
No matter what the format is, no matter which competition it is, an India-Pakistan clash is always a game of keen interest. A lot of eyeballs will be on this game when India women will take on Pakistan women in a highly anticipated clash. It will be a very important game of cricket, especially for Pakistan women as they have already lost their first game against Australia. India, on the other hand, looked in fine form against New Zealand, where they came out triumphant.
India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, gave the Indian women’s team and the World T20 a perfect start. Her fabulous hundred against New Zealand women has tremendously helped to raise the hype around world T20 and her team. The victory in the first game will lead to an increase in expectations and the people of India would be hoping for a similar performance like the last World Cup from them.
Pakistan women, on the other hand, would like to improve their performance from the first game of cricket against the Australian women, where they seemed to be out of the game for the entire duration. Javeria Khan has an uphill task on her hand to inspire her team and if they can somehow upset India, that will give them the much-needed confidence.
The presence of Australia women team in Group B means that it is almost a competition among the other teams to qualify along with Australia in the next round. The Australian team looks a far superior side than any other team in the tournament and hence, other teams like India, New Zealand and Pakistan will look to beat each other to reach the next round.
Although India women have had an upper hand against Pakistan women, Pakistan would like to take heart from their win over India in the last World T20 when they beat India at home. India, however, have beaten Pakistan thrice since then and hence would go into the game full of confidence.
Cricket Match Information:
India Women will take on archrival Pakistan in a big clash on Sunday at Guyana. It will be the second cricket game for both teams in the world T20. India women have won their first game of cricket against New Zealand by 34 runs, while Pakistan women lost their game against the Australians by 52 runs.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India women used Mithali Raj as a floater in the first cricket game. They also went with many slow bowling options, which helped them to restrict New Zealand women in the first game. They are likely to go with the same strategy in the next game against Pakistan as well.
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
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Pakistan were poor in their first cricket game against Australia women. Our prediction is they might undergo some changes to their lineup in the second cricket game against India.
Here is our prediction of Pakistan’s playing XI:
- Ayesha Zafar
- Nahida Khan
- U Sohail
- Javeria Khan
- B Maroof
- Nida Dar
- Aliya Riaz
- Sana Mir
- Sidra Nawaz
- Nashra Sandhu
- Anam Amin
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
JI Rodrigues had an excellent game against New Zealand women. Her innings was the reason why Harmanpreet Kaur could play freely. Our prediction is of swashbuckling innings from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch produced a lot of runs when India women took on New Zealand. Both sides scored well over 150 runs. Our prediction is of another high scoring game of cricket if India gets to bat first. Conditions are expected to be dry and suitable for batting and spin bowling.
India women will begin the game against Pakistan women as an overwhelming favourite. Unlike the men’s cricket, the competition here is of another level. India women have been very strong historically against Pakistan women and the difference in skill is pretty apparent. However, India should avoid any complacency as Pakistan have been in good form in recent times.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
JL Rodrigues (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Poonam Yadav (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Harmanpreet Kaur (IND)
India Women – 1.06
Pakistan Women – 6.55
*odds may change anytime