Team India is touring Bangladesh for a multi-format limited-overs tour, starting on Sunday, July 9 in Dhaka. The tour kicks off with the first T20I at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The remaining two T20Is between the two teams will also take place at the same venue.
Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading the Indian team on the tour. The squad boasts of the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, etc. This will be India’s first international assignment since their semi-final exit from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year. They will be keen to bounce back from the loss.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh played an away three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. They won the first T20I, but couldn’t carry the winning momentum. They lost the series 2-1, as Sri Lanka made a comeback in the series. Bangladesh will be keen to put behind the series loss and make a fresh start.
Match: Bangladesh Women (BAN W) vs India Women (IND W), First T20I
Date: Sunday, July 9, 1:30 PM
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Live Streaming: Fancode
The average score batting first in women’s T20Is at the Shere Bangla National Stadium is 107. The highest total posted at the venue was 140 runs by Australia Women in 2014. The team batting first in this game must look to post a total in the range of 130-140 runs
The weather for the first T20I between India and Bangladesh seems to be good. It is expected to be cloudy, however, we are likely to get a full game.
Predicted Playing XIs:
Bangladesh W: Sobhana Mostary, Sharmin Akhter, Murshida Khatun, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun, Ritu Moni, Sultana Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana (C), Nahida Akter
India W: Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Anjali Sarwani, Meghna Singh
India Women’s team has a dominating record against Bangladesh Women in T20I cricket. The two teams have played against each other in 13 T20I matches. Out of the 13 matches, India has won 11 games, while Bangladesh has won two.
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Captain: Smriti Mandhana
Vice-captain: Salma Khatun
Wicketkeepers: Nigar Sultana, Yastika Bhatia
Batters: Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sobhana Mostary
All-rounders: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma
Bowlers: Nahida Kkter, Meghna Singh
Bangladesh Women Squad: Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana(w/c), Shorna Akter, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Rabeya Khan, Shanjida Akter, Salma Khatun, Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, Disha Biswas, Sultana Khatun, Shathi Rani
India Women Squad: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia(w), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Monica Patel, Anjali Sarvani, Meghna Singh, Devika Vaidya, Harleen Deol, Minnu Mani, Bareddy Anusha, Amanjot Kaur, Rashi Kanojiya, Uma Chetry