loss remained a formality after ten overs. In the end, India won by a massive margin and sailed into last four.
Great batting Jemimah Rodriguez made sure that India manage to post a challenging total of 162/4 in a knockout game. The batter came in at three and despite India losing their top order, forged a solid fifty run stand with Deepti Sharma to help India push past 160 run barrier. Earler Shafali Varma gave India a great start even as Smriti Mandhana departed early. She alongside Rodriguez gave India a perfect platform as the duo shared a 50-run stand.
In a do-or-die encounter, both India Women and Barbados Women will clash on Wednesday, August 3 in the final group stage match of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Edgbaston will be up on its feet for this fixture as only one of the two sides will go through the knockout stages.
India will be brimming with confidence after thumping arch-rivals Pakistan in a pretty one-sided affair. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will be looking to go all guns blazing against an inexperienced Barbados team. India’s bowling has been clinical so far as the likes of Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Renuka Singh have been exceptional with the ball.
In the last match, India’s batting was also on point as they easily chased down a modest total. Star batter Smriti Mandhana has been in sumptuous form and will be the danger woman for Barbados’ qualification hopes.
Pakistan Women were an easy opponent for Barbados but against the World champions Australia, they looked meek and inferior. Against a well-drilled Indian side, Hayley Matthews and company will have to play out of their skin to qualify for the knockouts.
Team India looks favorites to go through but the pressure of a crunch game can overwhelm even the greatest of sides. The team that holds the nerves till the end will emerge victorious on Wednesday.
Ahead of the match between India Women and Barbados Women; here is everything you need to know:
IN-W vs BAR-W Telecast
The Sony Sports Network has the broadcasting right for India Women vs Barbados Women Commonwealth Games 2022 match.
IN-W vs BAR-W Live Streaming
The Commonwealth Games 2022 match between India Women and Barbados Women is available to be streamed live on the SonyLIV app and website.
IN-W vs BAR-W Match Details
The IN-W vs BAR-W Commonwealth Games 2022 match will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday, August 3, at 10:30 pm IST.
IN-W vs BAR-W Dream11 Team Prediction
Captain: Deandra Dottin
Vice-Captain: Smriti Mandhana
Suggested Playing XI for IN-W vs BAR-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeepers: Yastika Bhatia, Kycia Knight
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Kyshona Knight
All-rounders: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews
Bowlers: Renuka Singh, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell
India Women (IN-W) and Barbados Women (PK-W) Possible Starting XI
India Women Predicted Starting Line-up: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Radha Yadav, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Barbados Women Predicted Line-up: Hayley Matthews (c), Kycia Knight (wk), Kyshona Knight, Deandra Dottin, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Shanika Bruce, Kelia Elliot, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman