WWT20 Match 13 India vs Ireland Dream11 Cricket Fantasy Tips

Women’s World T20 2018, Match 13: India vs Ireland – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

India could continue their winning streak over Ireland and seal their berth in the semi-finals.

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj. (Photo Source: ICC)

India Women were pretty ordinary coming into the World Twenty20 having been outplayed in the Tri-series at home and failed to win the Asia Cup for the first time ever. However, their new batting strategy helped them defeat New Zealand in the opening game. A comfortable win in the second game over Pakistan strengthened their semi-finals hopes. With Australia defeating New Zealand on Tuesday, the Aussies became the first team to make it to the final four.

India will join them from Group B if they win one of their last two games; against Ireland and Australia. Ireland hasn’t really threatened in the games against Australia and Pakistan but has the potential to produce an upset. India, at the moment, doesn’t have any major selection troubles but might prefer Anuja Patil ahead of Deepti Sharma who went wicketless in the two games so far. Anuja also adds value to the Indian team with her ability to score quickly.

Match Details:

The 13th match of the Women’s World T20 will be played between India and Ireland at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (3:00 PM GMT) (8:30 PM IST).

Last five completed T20I matches:

India: W, W, W, W, W.

Ireland: L, L, L, W, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game between India and Ireland will be first of the two games to be hosted by Guyana on the 7th day of the tournament. The pitch used on the opening day would be used for these two games. The pitch witnessed a high-scoring game between India and New Zealand before slowing down by the third game. The pitch was watered soon after the completion to ensure that it gets restored soon.

Squads:

India:

Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy.

Ireland: 

Laura Delany (C), Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy OReilly, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.

Probable XI:

India:

Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Dayalan Hemalatha, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma/Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy.

Ireland:

Laura Delany (C), Kim Garth, Celeste Raack/Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Gaby Lewis, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy OReilly, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Mary Waldron.

Power Picks:

Young players Jemimah Rodrigues and Radha Yadav have the ability to change the game. Jemimah has the perfect intent for the T20 format while Yadav’s bowling could make things tough for the batters. Another youngster featuring in this game, Gaby Lewis has exceptional ability and has already played quite a few International games at the age of 17.

Best Playing XI:

Taniya Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Gaby Lewis, Clare Shillington, Jemimah Rodrigues, Kim Garth, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy OReilly, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Harmanpreet Kaur’s batting position and the chances of her having a bowl deserve a multiplier option along with Poonam Yadav, who is quite consistent at taking wickets. Mandhana and Jemimah can also be considered for one of the two multipliers. Ciara Metcalfe, Kim Garth and Lucy OReilly will be among the players who can justify the captain/vice-captain positions.

Expert Advice:

Mithali Raj’s position has turned out to be an unpredictable element in this tournament as she was slated to bat at No.7 in the first game and opened the innings in the second. Against Ireland, India might not need the experience of Mithali and instead, grant more game time to Jemimah and Hemalatha.

Probable Winners:

India could continue their winning streak over Ireland and seal their berth in the semi-finals.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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