Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Match 18, IND-W vs IRE-W Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 World Cup match between IND-W vs IRE-W?
India lost against England in their last game and need a win against Ireland to remain in contention for a semi-final spot.
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India Women (IND-W) will clash against Ireland Women (IRE-W) in the 18th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 at St George's Park in Gqeberha on Monday (February 20). India suffered a heart-breaking 11-run defeat against England in their last match of the tournament. Renuka Singh's five-for contained England to 151 runs but the Women in Blue fell short of target despite a fifty from Smriti Mandhana.
Indian team remains in the second position in Group 2 with four points from three games. A win will boost their chances for the semi-final spot and a potential clash against Australia.
Ireland's campaign in the World Cup ended with a last-over six-wicket defeat against West Indies in the last match. Olra Prendergast top-scored with 61 off 47 to help the Irish side score 137 runs. But West Indies skipper Hayley Matthews produced her career-best knock to chase the target on the penultimate ball. This was Ireland's thrid straight loss in the tournament which resulted in their early exit.
IND-W vs IRE-W Match Details:
Venue: St George's Park, Gqeberha
Date & Time: February 20, 06:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & HotStar
IND-W vs IRE-W Pitch Report:
The pitch at George's Park in Gqeberha offers a balanced surface in T20 cricket. India struggled against England while chasing a 152-run target while Australia easily managed to chase 125 runsm, in the last two games here. Pacers enjoyed good support with a new ball and teams will likely choose to chase in the game.
IND-W vs IRE-W Probable Playing XI
India Women (IND-W):
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh
Ireland Women (IRE-W):
Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Laura Delany (c), Louise Little, Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Paul, Cara Murray, Jane Maguire
IND-W vs IRE-W Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
The star Indian batter ended her poor run with a fifty against England in the last game. She smashed 52 off 41 but Indian team failed to capitalize on that. Smriti scored 33 off 29 when both India and Ireland last played against each other in the 2018 T20 World Cup.
Probable best bowler
The right-arm pacer continues to make headlines with five wickets against England in the last game. She bowled out Danni Wyatt on a golden duck and took four more big wickets while conceding just 15 runs. She has now taken 30 wickets from 30 T20Is at an average of 22.53 and is in form of her life.
Today's Match Prediction: India Women to win the match