India and West Indies will play their second warm-up match ahead of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on March 1 at Rangiora Oval, Rangiora. While West Indies suffered a defeat at the hands of Australia in their first warm-up game on February 27, India, on the other hand won a nail biting thriller against South Africa on the same day.
Head to Head
India and West Indies have played 25 matches against each other, out of which, India have won 20 and West Indies have won five.
India: Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (C), Anisa Mohammed (VC), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
India’s vice-captain smashed a blistering century to help her team post a respectable score of 244-9 in 50 overs. The right handed middle order batter plundered nine boundaries in her blistering knock.
The left-arm spinner wreaked havoc as she scalped 4-46 in her 10 overs, playing against South Africa on February 27 in a warm-up match. She bowled in the right areas on a consistent basis and yielded rich dividends for the same.
The captain of West Indies was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Australia in a warm-up match on February 27. The right arm off spinner struck with 3-51 in her 10 overs. Later in the day, she top-scored with 66 runs off 86 balls and was the lone half-centurion in the team.
The right arm off-spinner is one of the most experienced players in the West Indian team. In the warm-up match against Australia on February 27, she chipped in with 2-45 in her 10 overs. She bowled well in the middle overs and picked up the key wickets of Meg Lanning and Rachael Haynes.
The venue seems to offer a good contest between bat and ball. In the last match that was played here, more than 475 runs were scored. Spinners were slightly more effective than the speedsters as the former accounted for eight wickets, while the latter scalped six scalps.
The weather is expected to be cloudy right through the course of the match. The average temperature will be around 19 degrees Celsius, with a humidity of 73 percent and 40 percent chance of precipitation. There is a chance of a few showers in the latter half of the game. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy playing XI
Richa Ghosh, Yastika Bhatia, Deandra Dottin, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Stafanie Taylor, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anisa Mohammed, Meghna Singh
Date: March 1, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Rangiora Oval, Rangiora
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