IND W vs BAN W: Match Preview
Pitch Report, Weather Report, Head to Head, Fantasy XI, Predicted XI and Match Prediction
We are all set for the third and final WT20I between India Women and Bangladesh Women. Indian team have been impressive in the first two WT20Is winning both of them. Although both of the matches were low-scoring, India managed to get on top on both occasions.
The Indian women’s team have already clinched the series and are off to the third T20. Bangladesh women’s team gave a tough fight in both of the games but fell a little short to cross the line.
Harmanpreet-led group will look for a whitewash in this WT20I series by winning the last match of the series. On the other hand, women in green will look to win this game to save themselves from getting whitewashed.
The two sides will meet for this game at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on the 13th of July.
As the Indian team have locked the series, we might see a few changes in order to give a chance to the youngsters. While Nigar Sultana will make some changes to avoid the third defeat in a row.
Indian team have played well but were not quite effective with the bat. Only Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhan and Deepti Sharma have contributed with the bat. And when it comes to bowling, Shafali Verma defended ten runs in the final over of the second match and took wickets as well.
However, only skipper Nigar Sultana and Sultana Khatun have been effective to put India on the back foot. They will have to step up again if they want to win this one.
As we have seen in the last two games, the pitch is favouring the bowlers. And if you want to make a better fantasy team, then you must pick the spinners. With two low-scoring games, the wicket seems to be a bit difficult for the batters as the ball is gripping. Also, the captains will look to bat first as the team batting first have won more matches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
The weather seems to be humid. There are moderate chances of rain, so the captains would look to bat first and put up a good total. The temperature will range from 26 to 31 degrees.
What to expect?
It is a dead rubber for the Indian team, as they have won the series already. But for the Bangladesh women’s team, it will be an important game as they have an ODI series ahead and would want to take some momentum forward.
Head to Head
India women and Bangladesh women have met on 15 occasions in this format. Harmanpreet-led group have won 13 of these games, and Bangladesh have managed to win just two. In this three-match series, India won the first game by seven wickets and the second by just eight runs.
Last Five Games
Bangladesh Women: W L L L L
India Women: L W L W W
Predicted Best Players
Shafali Verma: Shafali has been around in the Indian women’s team for a while now. In this series, Shafali has been consistent with the bowl taking crucial wickets. She has already taken four wickets in the two games. She can be dangerous with the bat if she gets going. She is the perfect choice for captain of your fantasy team.
Sultana Khatun: If you are looking for a vice-captain for your fantasy team, then Sultana Khatun is the best choice. She has already taken five wickets in just two games. She has just played four WT20I games and has grabbed six wickets. Make her vice-captain of your team and get rewarded for her performance in the third match.
Other Captain Choices
Deepti Sharma, Nigar Sultana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana
Other Vice Captain choices
Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana, Nigar Sultana, Shafali Verma
Best Fantasy XI
Shafali Verma (Captain), Sultana Khatun(Vice Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Nigar Sultana, Minnu Mani, Marufa Akter, Nahida Akter, Jemimah Rodrigues, Fatima Khatun
Probable Playing XI
India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Amanjot Kaur, Bareddy Anusha, Minnu Mani
Last 5 Match Statistics
Bangladesh Women: Shathi Rani, Shamima Sultana, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Shorna Akter, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Marufa Akter, Sultana Khatun, Rabeya Khan
India women’s team are the favourite of this game with two wins in the bank already. The women in green would have to do something different to win this game as they are not at all good with the bat. Harmanpreet would look for a comfortable win this time as the last two games could have gone anywhere. Harmanpreet Kaur is the only batter who has scored a fifty in this series so far. So, with the Indian team looking strong, our prediction is that India will win the series with 3-0.