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The Indian women’s team is going to start the World Cup 2022 from Sunday. The team will play the first match against arch-rivals Pakistan. India has been runner-up in 2005 and 2017. At the same time, both the teams have faced each other thrice in the World Cup. All three matches were played in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Team India won all three matches.
Both the teams will face each other for the 11th time in ODIs
Both the teams have played 10 matches in ODIs and in all the matches India has defeated Pakistan. In 9 out of 10 ODIs, India has registered victories under the captaincy of Mithali Raj. Mithali Raj will also be the captain of Team India in the match against Pakistan.
Mithali’s bat runs against Pakistan
Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj has scored 262 runs in 10 ODIs against Pakistan at an average of 52.40. During this, he has scored 1 century and a half-century in 8 innings. Mithali will be expected to perform well in the World Cup as well. In 31 matches of this tournament, Mithali has scored 1139 runs at an average of 54.23.
Harmanpreet in great form
The good news for India before the match against Pakistan is that Harmanpreet Kaur is back in form. She will probably be seen batting at number 4 four. Playing on the same order, he also scored a century in the warm-up match. Harmanpreet scored 103 runs in 114 balls against South Africa.
Pakistan team will give competition
Talking about the Pakistan team, the team led by Bismah Maroof is full of confidence with two consecutive wins in the warm-up matches. Pakistan will also try hard to defeat their arch-rival team India and will put their best XI on the field.
Where can I watch live matches?
You can watch live women’s World Cup matches on the Star Sports Network. At the same time, the live stream of the matches will be on Hotstar.