The 6th daily fantasy cricket match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be played between India Women and Bangladesh Women at the WACA Ground in Perth.
The match starts at 07:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) (4:30 PM IST). This match will be live on Star Sports. Live Streaming will be available on Hotstar.
Preview for Fantasy Cricket
India are brimming with confidence after rolling over Australia at the Showground Stadium. Harmanpreet Kaur and Co will next be up against Bangladesh, who are yet to start their online fantasy games campaign. In the warm-ups, the Tigresses, captained by Salma Khatun are coming off a five-run win over Pakistan in Brisbane and are in good stead. Their other match against Thailand was abandoned due to rain.
On head-to-head, India have a 9-2 lead over their opponents. But Bangladesh came out trumps in their last two games, including the 2018 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur where they won by three wickets. India, on the other hand, came into the World Cup on the back of a poor batting show in the tri-series final against the Aussies. However, the Women in Blue have come out firing on all cylinders.
The conditions are expected to be a big soggy as there are chances of heavy downpour from 4 AM to around 8 AM. There are minimum rain predictions during game though. The temperature will be around the 25 degree Celsius with the humidity in the 70s. A fair amount of dew will also be there.
The pitch at the W.A.C.A has been a pretty sporting one. The spinners are likely to make hay. But runs are also on offer if the batters are ready to put their heads down. The first two games were won by the team, batting second and so, chasing should be the option after winning the toss.
Average first innings score: 136 Women’s T20s in 2019-20 season
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 4
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Probable Playing XIs
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Bench: Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav
Shamima Sultana (wk), Murshida Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Panna Ghosh/Ritu Moni, Salma Khatun (C), Jahanara Alam, Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter
Bench: Panna Ghosh/Ritu Moni, Ayasha Rahman, Sobhana Mostary, Fahima Khatun
Poonam Yadav didn’t play the tri-series that preceded the T20 World Cup due to an injury on her fantasy leagues index finger. She turned out to be a surprise element for the Aussies and finished with a four-fer. The Agra tweaker prefers to give the ball air and induces false shots from the batters. The Perth track is likely to be spin-friendly and there’s every chance for the spinner to wreak havoc.
Rumana Ahmed was arguably Bangladesh’s standout performer in the T20 World Cup qualifiers. She picked up 10 wickets in five matches, rolling her arms over for 14 overs. The 28-year-old Khulna-born was also their most frugal bowler with an economy of three. Though she didn’t have the greatest of outings with the bat, she has a career average of 14.36, having scored 718 T20Is runs with one fifty.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana
Vice-Captain – Jahanara Alam, Shafali Verma, Rumana Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nigar Sultana, Taniya Bhatia
Batters – Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma (VC)
All-Rounders– Rumana Ahmed, Deepti Sharma
Bowlers– Jahanara Alam, Khadija Tul Kubra, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav (C)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shamima Sultana, Taniya Bhatia
Batters – Murshida Khatun, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma
All-Rounders– Rumana Ahmed (VC), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma (C)
Bowlers– Salma Khatun, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
The match is expected to be a low-scoring affair. Hence, it will be advisable to pick more bowlers (all-rounders and batswomen who can bowl as well). The multipliers’ (captain and vice-captain) role can also be assigned to the bowling options.