The Women’s World Cup has reached the final league stages, where each victory alters the qualification dynamics. India is currently battling it out in the middle of the table with England, New Zealand, and the West Indies, while Australia and South Africa appear to be in command. India must win this match to keep their qualification hopes alive, while the World Cup debutants stunned Pakistan and came close to defeating the West Indies in their previous game.
A loss to Bangladesh women will effectively end India’s chances of reaching the ICC Women’s World Cup semi-finals in 2022. The Women in Blue are in the same position as defending champions England in terms of points and net run rate, and will need a dominant victory to stay in contention.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, is technically out of the tournament, as their next set of games includes matches against India, Australia, and England.
The game between the two teams, India Women vs Bangladesh Women, will take place on March 22nd, 2022 at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Match Details to Note
Match: India Women vs Bangladesh Women, 22nd Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 22, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
India Women vs Bangladesh Women Team Previews
With a superb 130-run partnership, Team India’s middle order duo of Yastika Bhatia (59 runs) and Mithali Raj (68 runs) steadied the ship after the openers’ quick fall. Harmanpret Kaur (57 runs) and Pooja Vastrakar (34 runs) scored quick runs to bring the innings to a close with a flourish, bringing their total to 277/7 in 50 overs.
India’s bowlers had a bad day, allowing Australia to chase down the big total in a thrilling last over finish. Pooja Vastrakar was the standout bowler, with figures of 10-0-43-2, while spinners Rajeswari Gayakwad and Sneh Rana were both economical. Pacers Meghna Singh and Jhulan Goswami will look to put on a strong showing in this match.
The key players for India Women team are Harmanpret Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar and Smriti Mandana.
India Women Squad
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
Predicted XI: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh/Taniya Bhatia (wk), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Bangladesh were defeated by the West Indies by four runs last night. Farhana Hoque (23 runs), Nigar Sultana (25 runs), and Salma Khutan (23 runs) contributed runs, but they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. Nahida Akhter (25* runs) was eventually left stranded, as the team lost all of their wickets for 136 runs in the tense 140-run chase.
With identical bowling figures of 10-3-23-2 in the middle overs, Bangladesh spin duo Salma Khutan and Nahida Akhter choked the opposition. Jahanara Alam, Rumana Ahmed, and Ritu Moni each took a wicket in the match, limiting the opposition to a below-par total of 140/9 in 50 overs.
The key players for Bangladesh Women team are Salma Khutan, Nahida Akhter and Nigar Sultana
Nigar Sultana (c), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmin, Sanjida Akter Meghla
Predicted XI: Shamima Sultana (wk), Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (c), Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam, Fariha Trisna
India Women vs Bangladesh Women Toss Prediction
Batting first teams have a 4-1 win-loss record here, and the pitch slows down in the second innings, so we expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Hamilton pitch is slowing down as the tournament progresses, and we’ve seen a drop in scoring rate over the last 2-3 matches. Due to the sluggish pitch, batsmen will struggle to time the ball, and spinners may be effective in the middle overs. We anticipate a score of 230-240 runs in this match.
According to weather forecasters, Hamilton will have dark and cloudy weather on match day, with a 60-70 percent chance of rain. We anticipate some weather-related breaks and interruptions to the match.
India Women vs Bangladesh Women Head-to-Head
Bangladesh women and India women have played four One-Day International (ODI) matches in the past, with the latter winning all four. The last time the two teams met, India won by nine wickets in a Women’s World Cup qualifier match in 2017.
India Women vs Bangladesh Women Match Prediction
In terms of experience and player quality, India is unquestionably the superior of the two teams. India’s middle order has struggled, and their bowling unit had an off-day in the previous game. Bangladesh will be buoyed by their recent performances in their first World Cup appearance. A victory over India will be regarded as a significant accomplishment for them. However, we believe India will win this match and move up the points table.
India Women is the favourite to beat Bangladesh Women at the odds of 1.07.
- India currently sits fourth in the points table with four points from five matches.
- Bangladesh has two points from four games and is still in the competition.
- In one-day internationals, India has a 4-0 win-loss record against Bangladesh.