India will look to bounce again from its defeat in opposition to England with an enormous win in opposition to Ireland to stay in rivalry for a semifinal berth within the Women’s T20 World Cup in Gqeberha on Monday.
After the 11-run loss to England on Saturday, its first defeat within the showpiece, India is in second spot with 4 factors from three matches behind England (six factors from three straight wins) which has certified for the semifinals.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led aspect will now needn’t solely a win in opposition to Ireland in its final group match on Monday but additionally an enormous one to have any likelihood of filling up the remaining semifinal spot from Group 2.
It wants to enhance its web run fee from the present + 0.205.
Pakistan, which misplaced to India in its opening match, has two factors from two matches and it additionally has an opportunity to make it to the final 4 if it wins its final two matches. In that case, it can even have six factors.
Currently, Pakistan, which performs in opposition to the West Indies on Sunday night time, has a greater NRR of +1.542 than that of India, although it’s but to face England which has a NNR of +1.776.
Ireland, alternatively, is already out of rivalry for a semifinal berth, having misplaced all its three matches.
To win large in opposition to Ireland, the Indian batting might want to hearth, particularly captain Harmanpreet and opener Shafali Verma, as each haven’t performed a big knock to date.
Harmanpreet’s scores within the three matches to date have been 16, 33 and 4, under par by her requirements, whereas Shafali have made 33, 28 and eight.
Young Richa Ghosh has been probably the most constant batter for India with scores of 31, 44 and 47 not out, and she or he can be trying to proceed together with her good kind in opposition to Ireland.
After her match-winning knock of 53 not out in opposition to arch-rival Pakistan, Jemimah Rodrigues has scored 1 and 13 within the subsequent two matches, and she or he would look to take advantage of out of a comparatively weaker Irish assault.
An spectacular 52-run knock from vice captain Smriti Mandhana, although in a misplaced trigger, in opposition to England additionally bodes properly for India as she will be able to put the Ireland bowlers to sword in the event that they fail to maintain it tight.
In the bowling division, the 5/15 in opposition to England — her career-best — ought to spur pacer Renuka Singh to get extra in opposition to Ireland whereas the seasoned Deepti Sharma had been probably the most constant Indian bowler to date.
India would anticipate a a lot better present from seasoned left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad who’s and not using a wicket after three matches whereas Pooja Vastrakar and Radha Yadav additionally must contribute greater than what they’ve completed to date within the event.
For Ireland, top-order batter Orla Prendergast has been in good nick with 109 runs from three matches, whereas Gaby Lewis has scored 84 in complete from the identical variety of matches.
Cara Murray and Arlene Kelly have taken three wickets apiece and they are going to be cautious of the sturdy Indian batting line-up.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey
Laura Delany (c), Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Rachel Delaney, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com