India women’s cricket team is set to face Barbados in the 10th match of the T20I of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England at 10:30 IST today. India faced defeat, losing by three wickets, in their opening match against Australia. However, India Women scored an important eight-wicket victory against Pakistan in the last match, which got them in the second position with 2 points in the Group A table.
Barbados women’s cricket team have shown a similar form with a win against Pakistan by 15 runs, and a nine-wicket defeat against Australia in their second match of the tournament. Barbados stands in the third position in the Group A table at the moment. Today’s match will decide which team of the two will join Australia in the semi-final stage of the tournament.
What is the pitch like at Edgbaston, Birmingham?
For T20 games, the pitch is well balanced at Edgbaston for batters and bowlers. In the previous matches, however, stronger teams have shown to be dominating the game with the help of bowlers. The average score for the first innings in women’s T20I matches here is around 125 runs.
India Women vs Barbados women Probable XI
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh.
Barbados: Hayley Matthews (c), Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight (wk), Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Shanika Bruce, Shakera Selman, Kelia Elliot, Shamilia Connell.
India Women vs Barbados Women: Where to watch? (Live telecast and live stream)
The India Women vs Barbados Women T20I at CWG 2022 will be broadcasted live on Sony Sports Network in India, and the match is also available for live streaming on Sony Liv app.
Who is going to win India Women vs Barbados Women at Commonwealth Games 2022?
Although both teams will be facing each other for the first time, Sportsbuzz predicts a win for the India Women team in this match. Renuka Singh and Smriti Mandhana are expected to perform exceedingly well and take the Indian team towards a needed victory to keep them in the race for a medal in the Commonwealth Games.