In the 18th match of the tournament, it is going to be India Women up against Ireland Women.
India Women started their campaign on the right note as they won against Pakistan Women and West Indies Women.
However, they lost their third game against England Women by 11 runs and would now look to turn things around in tomorrow’s game.
On the other hand, things for Ireland Women are pretty much done and dusted as there is no hope of them entering the semifinals.
Facing losses against England Women, Pakistan Women, and West Indies Women, they are now out of contention.
For Ireland Women, this is just a final group game against India Women.
But, for India Women, this is a crucial game as they need to reach the semifinals at all costs.
Furthermore, India’s middle-order hasn’t been firing that much. Only openers and lower-middle order have been giving them wins.
Thus, we have a great game tomorrow at our hands as we will see whether India Women make it to the semifinals or not.
Match: India Women vs Ireland Women, Match 18
Venue: St George’s Oval, South Africa
Date: 20th February 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
So, far we have seen three T20I games being played at this venue. Out of these three, teams defending the target have won twice. Moreover, this pitch has favoured bowlers more in the 2nd innings. Also, whichever team wins the toss tomorrow will look to bowl first.
Full Squads for India Women vs Ireland Women, Match 18
Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbhineni Meghana, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Anjali Sarvani, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Shikha Pandey
Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Rachel Delaney, Rebecca Stokell, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Eimear Richardson, Laura Delany (c), Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Sophie MacMahon, Mary Waldron (wk), Cara Murray, Georgina Dempsey, Jane Maguire
Probable Playing XI for India Women vs Ireland Women, Match 18
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh (wk), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Radha Yadav, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Amy Hunter, Orla Prendergast, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Laura Delany (c), Arlene Kelly, Eimear Richardson, Leah Paul, Mary Waldron (wk), Cara Murray, Jane Maguire
From the team combinations, we can say that India Women will most likely win this match.
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