India Women is one of the favourites to reach the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final four in 2023. They have a strong bowling attack and a few top-tier batters who can dominate any attack in the world. They finished second in the most recent edition of the tournament, losing in the finals to a dominant Australian side. India will begin their journey to the T20 World Cup 2023 against archrival Pakistan on Sunday. Pakistan has struggled in recent T20Is and will need to be at their best.
The Group B 4th Match between India Women vs Pakistan Women will take place on February 12th, 2023 at Newlands, Cape Town.
Match Details to Note
Match: India Women vs Pakistan Women, 4th Match, Group B, ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2023
Date: February 12, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Over the last year, India Women have had a mixed record in women’s T20Is. They recently reached the finals of the tri-series in South Africa after winning every league game, but were defeated by the Proteas women. Previously, they were defeated 1-4 at home by Australia.
Smriti Mandhana has been India’s best T20I batter this season, with 348 runs from 15 innings at a strike rate of 126.54 and an average of 29. The stylish left-handed opener will be India’s key player in this tournament. Harmanpreet Kaur (246 runs in the last 9 matches at an average of 41 and a strike rate of 127.46) may be inconsistent at times, but she can destroy any attack when she gets going.
Deepti Sharma, an all-rounder, is another player who has the potential to make a significant impact for India. She has averaged 38.09 with the bat in her last 30 T20Is and is her country’s leading wicket-taker since 2022. She also led the wickets chart in the recent tri-series in South Africa, taking nine wickets at a 5.56 economy rate. Furthermore, her ability to accelerate in the middle and on death overs makes her a valuable asset further down the order.
Keep an eye out for leg-spinner Devika Vaidya, who has six wickets in her last ten matches at an economy of 8.77.
Bismah Maroof (c), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Fatima Sana, Javeria Wadood, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Tuba Hassan
Possible Playing XI:
Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Thakur Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey
Pakistan enters the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 with a mixed bag of results. They were defeated 0-2 by Australia and beaten 1-2 at home by Ireland. These defeats would have shaken their confidence, and Bismah Maroof’s team would be hoping to start the tournament on a high note.
The main goal for Pakistan would be to advance past the group stages for the first time in the tournament’s history.
Nida Dar is the most valuable player on the team. Last year, the 36-year-old all-rounder was Pakistan’s top run-scorer and wicket-taker in T20Is, scoring 396 runs and taking 15 wickets in 16 matches. She was also Pakistan’s standout performer in last year’s Women’s Asia Cup, where she scored 145 runs at an average of 72.50 and took eight wickets.
Muneeba Ali, who has 167 runs in her last ten matches at a strike rate of 92.26, is another batter to watch. Then there’s captain Bismah Maroof, who has 2560 runs in 123 T20I innings at a strike rate of 90.87 and an average of 26.66.
Nashra Sandhu has recently found some form, and her slow left-arm spin could pose a problem for the batters. She has 12 wickets in her last seven matches with an economy of 5.92.
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, Shikha Pandey
Possible Playing XI:
Muneeba Ali (wk), Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Aiman Anwer, Sadia Iqbal
India Women vs Pakistan Women Head to Head
India Women vs Pakistan Women Head to Head Stats in T20s
India Women vs Pakistan Women Toss Prediction
Three of the five women’s T20Is held at Newlands in Cape Town have been won by the team batting first. In this game, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly bat first.
India Women vs Pakistan Women Pitch Report
In women’s T20Is, the average score batting first at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town is 129. In 2018, India Women defeated South Africa Women by a score of 166-4 in this venue. In this match, the team batting first should aim for a target of 150-160 runs.
The pitch at Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium is known to help seam bowlers. It helps spinners by providing consistent bounce and early movement. Batters, on the other hand, will have a chance to score after the first few overs, when the ball will move around under lights.
The weather in Cape Town will be cloudy and cool during the game.
India Women vs Pakistan Women Prediction
In T20Is, India Women lead Pakistan Women by a score of 10-3. However, in their most recent meeting at the Women’s Asia Cup, Pakistan stunned India by defending a target of 138 by 13 runs. That victory will undoubtedly boost the women in green’s confidence.
Pakistan’s squad has the ideal balance of youth and experience and can pose a serious challenge to India. India, on the other hand, appears to have much better overall balance and depth. There are flaws in their T20I batting strategy, and if Pakistani bowlers can exploit them, India could crumble. However, with Smriti in fine form and their most attacking batters, Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh, back in the squad, their batting appears to be very formidable. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
India Women is the favourite to beat Pakistan Women at the odds of 1.04.
India Women vs Pakistan Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Deepti Sharma is expected to be India’s best bowler in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2023. She has been their top wicket-taker in T20 Internationals over the last year, with 38 wickets from 29 innings and a bowling average of 16.