Date – 5 September 2019, Thursday.
1st Semi-Final – Ireland v/s Bangladesh.
Time- 10:00 AM local time (2:30 PM IST).
Bangladesh Women’s team and Ireland women’s team both started the tournament as favorites to go through to the main event but now just one of them would make to the top two and the other one would be cursing their chances. Both the teams are equally strong on paper and even on the field. Bangladesh Women’s team has won all their 3 games. In their last game against Scotland Women’s team, which was a rain-marred game Bangladesh won by 13 runs.
Ireland Women’s team has won 2 out of their 3 games. They lost their last group stage game to Thailand by just 2 runs and would be ruining their loss. That loss meant going against the in-form Bangladesh team who would take away their chances of qualifying to the main event.
In the previous encounters between these two teams, Bangladesh has come out on top on most of the occasions.
Played-5, Ireland-1, Bangladesh-3, NR-1
Laura Delany (captain), Kim Garth, Shauna Kavanagh, Gaby Lewis, Leah Paul, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Una Raymond-Hoey, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.
Salma Khatun (c), Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Fargana Hoque, Sanjida Islam, Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana, Shamima Sultana (wk).
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