Women’s WT20 2018, Match 5: India vs Pakistan – Dream11 Fantasy Tips
India will start as favourites over Pakistan but the slow Windies pitches can produce any surprises on its day.
Updated - Nov 11, 2018 11:02 am
India Women put themselves in a position of qualifying for the semi-finals after a big win over New Zealand in the opening game of the tournament. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s breezy century was backed by a fifty from young Jemimah Rodrigues. India are favourites to defeat both Pakistan and Ireland which is enough for them to make it to the knockout stage unless the White Ferns surprise the in-form Australian Women.
India are well ahead of Pakistan in women’s cricket but were defeated by them twice in their previous three WT20 meetings which are India’s only defeats in Women’s Internationals against Pakistan. India lost by two runs in 2012 and by one run on D/L method at home in the 2016 edition. India’s new tactical move might help them to seal a crucial win. The management has tactically demoted Mithali Raj to No.6 for utilizing the firepower at the top.
Mithali’s experience would come into play only if India lose quick wickets early on. India further decided to go with only one pacer in the New Zealand game which also worked as the debutant Dayalan Hemalatha picked up crucial wickets. Anuja Patil could well replace another all-rounder, Deepti Sharma, given her ability to score quickly. Deepti failed to pick a wicket in the previous game and Patil’s experience might come in handy during the big game.
The fifth match of the Women’s World T20 will be played between India and Pakistan 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.
Pakistan: L, L, L, L, W.
The Providence Stadium in Guyana has hosted three games on the opening day of the tournament. The pitch got tougher to bat on as the games progressed. However, the game between India and Pakistan will be played on a different strip. As the encounter will be the first one to be played on that pitch, it could be similar to that of the game between India and New Zealand.
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.
Javeria Khan (C), Aiman Anwer, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sana Mir, Sidra Ameen, Sidra Nawaz, Bismah Maroof.
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma/Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy.
Javeria Khan (C), Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Umaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof, Aliya Riaz, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, Aiman Anwer/Anam Amin.
Jemimah Rodrigues and Taniya Bhatia will be making a difference for the Indian batting line-up as the duo can utilize the powerplay conditions. Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav’s consistency are to be noted especially while playing on slower tracks.
Best Playing XI:
Taniya Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof, Anuja Patil, Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Harmanpreet Kaur is an ideal choice for a multiplier option as she adds value with the ball also. If she fails to churn out a big inning, her bowling can make the compensation. Poonam, Jemimah, Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu are other options for multiplier roles from this game irrespective of the conditions.
Taking Mithali in the team will be a risk after watching her not bat in top six in the first game. Even Mandhana is a risky pick given her T20I numbers which are far from being effective like in the ODIs and the T20 leagues.
India will start as favourites over Pakistan but the slow Windies pitches can produce any surprise on its day.