The eighth match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between India and New Zealand on March 10 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Both the teams will be going into this match with a win behind them. While India won the first match of their World Cup campaign against Pakistan by 107 runs, New Zealand beat the same opposition in a rain-curtailed affair by nine wickets.
Head to Head
India and New Zealand have played 53 ODIs against each other, out of which New Zealand have won 32, India have won 20 and one match did not produce a result.
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
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (captain), Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Players to watch out for
The left handed opening batter of India scored a delectable half-century in her last outing against India. She looked solid in the middle and will be required to provide India with good starts in the upcoming matches.
This Indian all-rounder had a fantastic start to her World Cup campaign as she made useful contributions with both bat and ball. She mustered an unbeaten half century against Pakistan and also struck with a couple of wickets.
This right-handed opening batter of New Zealand won the player of the match in her last match against Pakistan as she muscled an undefeated 79 off 68 balls. She guided her team to a comfortable nine-wicket win.
This star New Zealand all-rounder has been in red hot form with both bat and ball. In her previous outing, she plundered an unbeaten 47 and stitched a 108-run partnership with Suzie Bates to see her side home against Pakistan. Apart from her batting, she is a wily leg spinner and a genuine wicket-taker.
The last match that was played here, which was a part of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, saw more than 600 runs being scored. It is a batting paradise where batters can enjoy themselves and get big runs for their team. On the other hand, the bowlers will not find it that easy to restrict the free-flowing batters. The bowlers will have to be patient and bowl in the right areas consistently.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and warm. The average temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius, with just two percent chance of precipitation and 36 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy playing XI
Richa Ghosh, Amy Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates, Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jess Kerr, Meghna Singh
Date: March 10, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.