Preview: 2nd T20 – India Women vs West Indies Women, Squads, Head-to-Head, Dream-XI Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch & Injury Report
Day and Date: Sunday, November 10
Match 2: India Women v West Indies Women
Time: 11 pm (IST)
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
In the first T20I encounter between the two teams, West Indies faced a defeat by a massive 84 runs. India’s new teen sensation, Shafali Verma, smashed a 49 ball 73, making her India’s youngest player to hit a half-ton in International Cricket, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Smriti Mandhana continued to show her form with the bat hitting 67 runs off 46 balls. No one from the Windies batting line up could hang in there on the field except Campbelle, who was run out at 33, resulting in them crumbling at 101-9 in 20 overs.
West Indies will look to make a comeback in the second game which will be held at the same venue – Darren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet. At the same time, India will try and continue their winning spree. Skipper Stafanie Taylor, the only one who has been consistently performing for the Windies was out in the first T20I due to an injury that was certainly missed. West Indies will hope she makes a comeback.
Weather and Pitch Forecast:
Gros Islet, St Lucia, expects a temperature of about 30 degree Celsius with intermittent clouds and a chance of a shower. As always, the Darren Sammy Stadium pitch will be good for the batters.
Head to Head:
India definitely have the momentum but looking at the head-to-head, West Indies still have the upper hand with 3 wins in 5 encounters against India.
Played – 5 IndW – 2 WIW – 3
West Indies Squad: Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (VC), Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacey-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shermaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond
West Indies probable XI: Anisa Mohammed, Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Chinelle Henry, Stacey-Ann King, Chedean Nation Shermaine Campbelle, Kyshona Knight, Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher, Aaliyah Alleyne.
India Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Mansi Joshi, and Arundhati Reddy.
India probable XI: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.
Fantasy Players: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Kyshona Knight, Stacey Ann-King, Hayley Matthews, Deepti Sharma, Shemaine Campbelle, Poonam Yadav, Anisa Mohammed, Afy Fletcher, Pooja Vastrakar.