WT20 WC 2023, IND-W vs IRE-W: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips
Renuka Thakur took a five-wicket haul against England (Source: Twitter)
India had a perfect start to their World Cup campaign, winning each of their first two games but could not manage to defeat England in their last fixture. As a result, they are currently placed second in their Group with two wins in three games and four points. Harmanpreet Kaur will be hoping her side to get back into winning ways and secure the semi final spot in their last group fixture.
On the other hand, Ireland Women have had a horrible World Cup so far, losing all three games they have played so far. They are the first team from their group to get out of the semi final race.
This is the second time Ireland Women will be facing the Women in Blue. Laura Delany and her side will be looking for a morale-boosting performance in the last group fixture and win the tournament on a high with a win.
Date & Time: February 20, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: St George's Park, Gqeberha
Live Telecast & Streaming: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
Pitch Report: The pitch at St George’s Park is a balanced one. Both seamers and spinners get a hold from the surface throughout the game, while batters can play their shots after spending some time in the middle. The first innings total is expected to be around 140. The team winning the toss should bat first.
Probable Playing XI
India Women: Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia/Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
Ireland Women: Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Lousie Little, Laura Delany (c), Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Murphy, Cara Murray, and Jane Maguire.
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keeper: Richa Ghosh, Mary Waldron
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Gaby Lewis, Jemimah Rodrigues
All-Rounders: Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Orla Prendergast
Bowlers: Shikha Pandey, Arlene Kelly, Renuka Thakur
Captain: Smriti Mandhana
Vice-Captain: Deepti Sharma
Considering the recent form and the teams on paper of both the sides, India Women is expected to win this match against Ireland Women.