The 10th women’s T20I in the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be played between Barbados and India on August 3 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match will start at 10.30 PM IST.
Barbados: Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Taniya Sapna Bhatia, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana
Last 5 performances
While Barbados have won one and lost one from just the two matches that they have played in the immediate past, India, on the other hand, have won three and lost two from their last five matches.
Barbados and India have not played against each other before.
Players to watch
The hard-hitting right-handed opening batter of Barbados has been quiet in the two matches that she has played so far in the tournament. There is no doubt that she will be raring to go and making the most of every opportunity that is presented to her. Apart from her batting, she is known to be a decent right-arm medium pace bowler.
The captain of Barbados will be expected to lead from the front. She is a right-handed opening batter and a right arm off spinner. In the tournament so far, she already has a half-century to her name. She will want to come out all guns blazing in the do or die match against India.
She is a left-handed top order batter and wicket-keeper of Barbados. Though she did not have the best of days with the bat against Australia in her last match, she was good against Pakistan in the first match, scoring a delectable half-century.
The stylish left-handed opening batter of India scored an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls in her last outing against Pakistan. She hit eight boundaries and three sixes in her entertaining knock. India will expect her to give them a good start against Barbados.
The captain of India had a good run with the bat in the tournament opener against Australia. The right-handed middle order batter scored a brilliant 52. India will want their captain to fire on all cylinders in this last league match of the competition.
In the last match against Pakistan, this right arm off spinner, who was playing her first match of the tournament, scalped 15/2 in three overs, picking up both the wickets in the ninth over of the innings. Apart from her bowling, she is more than a handy lower order batter.
The wicket is expected to aid the batters. A high scoring contest could be on the cards with both the teams boasting of some powerful batters. Among the bowlers, spinners, who have been more successful than the seamers, will be the key.
The weather is expected to see a shower in spots in the morning, otherwise a blend of sun and clouds. The maximum temperature forecast is 25 degrees Celsius. There will be 66 percent cloud cover and 40 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kycia Knight, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh Thakur, Radha Yadav, Shamilia Connell
- Shakera Selman is 2 wickets away from competing for 50 T20I wickets. She will become the 6th West Indian to reach the milestone.
- Harmanpreet Kaur is 37 runs away from completing 2500 T20I runs. She will become the 1st Indian and seventh overall to achieve the feat in women’s T20Is.
- Rajeshwari Gayakwad is 5 wickets away from completing 50 T20I wickets. She will become the 6th Indian to do so.
Date: August 3, 2022
Time: 10.30 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Live streaming: Sony LIV, Sony TEN
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