ICC Women's T20 World Cup: India vs Bangladesh match preview
After staging a terrific comeback against Australia in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup opener, India will look to overcome Bangladesh in the upcoming contest in Perth. Besides, Bangladesh Women would like to start their World T20 campaign on a winning note. One expects a stern battle on offer. Here's the complete match preview.
Ground, Pitch report, timing and TV listing
The WACA Stadium in Perth is well known for its pace and bounce. The bowlers will likely garner tremendous carry, while the pitch may also tempt the batswomen to play on the up. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and be streamed on Hotstar. The game will start at 4:30 PM IST.
Poonam Yadav will be all guns blazing
The Indian batting will bank heavily on teenage sensation Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana. The duo got India off to a flier against Australia by scoring 40 runs in four overs. Besides, all eyes would be on Poonam Yadav and Shikha Pandey who disarrayed the Australian batting line up. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur wouldn't want to make many changes in the XI.
Bangladesh could display lethal combination of batting and bowling
Bangladesh opener Murshida Khatun scored a 38-ball 43 against Pakistan as an opener in the warm-up match. She will look to get the better of the Indian bowlers along with Nigar Sultana and Sanjida Islam. Fast bowler Jahanara Alam could dent the plight of Indian batting, while skipper Salma Khatun shall be looking to make an all-round contribution.
Dream11: Poonam and Salma are the potential picks
India: Poonam Yadav was instrumental in India's victory against Australia as she scalped four wickets for 19 runs. Extra nip at the WACA track will make her more threatening for the opposition. Bangladesh: Skipper Salma Khatun can't be snubbed from the teams as she carries the propensity to provide crucial breakthroughs. She is also handy with bat as the history states.