In the eighth game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022, New Zealand Women will face India Women. New Zealand Women are coming off a huge victory over Bangladesh Women. After losing to the West Indies in the first game, the team has regained confidence. In their first game, India Women defeated Pakistan Women by a large margin.
In New Zealand, India Women have a poor record against New Zealand. They have only won one of the last six games they have played here. In these conditions, their batters have struggled. However, the team has several match winners, which will make the game exciting.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 10th, 2022 at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Match Details to Note
Match: New Zealand Women vs India Women, 8th ODI Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 10, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
New Zealand Women vs India Women Team Previews
Sophie Devine’s team has made a strong comeback to the tournament after losing to the West Indies Women in their first game. They defeated Bangladesh Women by 9 wickets in a one-sided contest, relying on the performance of their bowlers. They face a tougher opponent in India, and Devine will want her players to be at their best.
Openers Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates have both scored runs in the tournament, and they would need to put up a strong front-row stand. The middle order is strong, with Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, and Maddy Green all having previous experience. Katey Martin and Frances Mackay are both powerful hitters, and the team would like to see them make quick runs in the game.
With the new ball, their bowlers will have to bowl tight lines. To give the Indians a setback, Lea Tahuhu and Jess Kerr must take early wickets. Satterthwaite performed admirably in the previous game, and she will need to keep the scoring rate under control with Hayley Jensen and Kerr, as the Indian lower middle order has been in excellent form.
New Zealand Women Squad
Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite (vc), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Melie Kerr, Frankie Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Predicted XI: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (wk), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe
Mithali Raj would be pleased to have defeated Pakistan Women by a score of 107 runs. The team survived an early scare with a batting collapse but won thanks to its lower middle order and strong bowling performance. They don’t have a good record in New Zealand, and Raj hopes to change that with a strong showing in this game.
Smriti Mandhana performed admirably in the previous game, and the team would benefit from similar efforts from her and Shafali Verma. Deepti Sharma performed admirably, but the team will be looking for runs from Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, who both failed in the previous game. In the previous game, Sneha Rana and Pooja Vastrakar stitched a match-winning partnership, and they add to the side’s strength lower down the order with Richa Ghosh.
Jhulan Goswami was excellent with the ball in the previous game, and she will look to strike early with Meghna Singh. Rajeshwari Gayakwad will be confident following her 4-wicket haul in the previous game. Sneha Rana and Deepti Sharma won’t find much on the surface, so they’ll have to rely on their skills.
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: Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
New Zealand Women vs India Women Toss Prediction
In the most recent game played here, more than 600 runs were scored. The batting conditions were excellent, and we anticipate a similar surface in this game. The team that wins the toss here will not hesitate to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Seddon Park in Hamilton is a typical New Zealand wicket with some help for fast bowlers. The ball, on the other hand, comes onto the bat nicely, allowing batters to play their strokes and score runs. Spinners must rely on their variations because there isn’t much help from the surface.
On March 10, the weather in Hamilton would be slightly cloudy. The wicket is expected to perform well, as it did in the previous game, and batters should have an easy time on this surface. Bowlers would need to produce strong spells to succeed at this venue. A batting first score of 250 or so runs should give the team confidence to defend it.
New Zealand Women vs India Women Match Prediction
India Women face two challenges in this game. Their middle order has looked vulnerable since the warm-up games, and their record against New Zealand has been dismal. To win this game, the team would have to put in a lot of effort. New Zealand Women are well-versed in the conditions and have previously performed well against India at home. In this game, this would put them ahead of India Women.
New Zealand Women is the favourite to beat India Women at the odds of 1.57.
- New Zealand Women have won five of their six games against India. Women on their own turf
- Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates of New Zealand Women have scored more than 200 runs between them in two games.
- Middle order of India women looked out of sorts in their last game, which could be a problem for the team.