BANW vs INDW: 1st T20I match prediction
BANW vs INDW: Three T20Is and three ODIs will be played as part of the Indian Women's team's limited-overs tour of Bangladesh. The first T20I of the trip is set on July 9 at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Bangladesh has been dominated by Indian Women in this format, but the Lady Tigers would like their chances to play at home. Bangladesh will gain confidence from their two victories over India in the previous five Twenty20 internationals.
BANW vs INDW: Match details
Match: BANW vs INDW 1st T20I, India Women tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
BANW vs INDW: Match Overview
Bangladesh Women lost 1-2 to Sri Lanka at home in their most recent T20I series in May of this year.
Their lineup for the three-match series is a wonderful mix of youth and experience. The team's batting performance will be heavily influenced by the leadership of Nigar Sultana, Shamima Sultana, Dilara Akter, Sobhana Mostary, Murshida Khatun, and Shorna Akter. Sultana in particular will serve as their batting's backbone. In the last 10 games, the seasoned hitter has scored 271 runs at an average of 30.11 and a strike rate of 98.54.
Shanthi Rani has the opportunity to make her debut in one of the games due to her outstanding performance in the domestic season.
Only two speed bowlers, Marufa Akter and the uncapped Disha Biswas, were chosen, therefore the majority of the bowling load would be carried by the spin attack. Salma, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Mondol, Sanjida Akter, and Sultana Khatun are among those who fall under this category. We expect Fahima to have an influence on this game (7 wickets in the previous 7 games at an economy of 6.34) and Marufa to have 7 wickets in the past 7 games at an economy of 6.87.
The last T20 International India Women played was in February of this year against Australia in the T20 World Cup semifinal. By a score of 5 runs, they were defeated. Since they haven't played a T20I match, the team is anticipated to be a bit rusty.
Smriti Mandhana will once again be India's best batter to watch out for throughout the series. With a strike rate of 127.41 and an average of 33.85 runs per game this year, the elegant left-handed hitter has been in excellent form. He has scored 237 runs in 9 games. She played 11 innings against Bangladesh and only managed one fifty; she is anxious to rectify this in this series.
The middle order will be steady thanks to captain Harmanpreet Kaur (227 runs in the previous 9 games at an average of 37.83 and a strike rate of 117). In 11 games against Bangladesh, Harmanpreet scored 284 runs at an average of 31.55, including two fifty-plus scores. The squad will undoubtedly benefit from her expertise in this series.
In this series, Jemimah Rodrigues has our support as well. She played well in this year's T20 World Cup and will love batting on this ground.
The primary bowlers for India in this series will be fast bowler Pooja Vastrakar (4 wickets in the last 7 matches at an economy of 6.87) and spinner Deepti Sharma (15 wickets in the last 10 matches at an economy of 6.69). Particularly on this wicket, Deepti will be able to gain traction and restrain the opposition's hitters.
BANW vs INDW: Key Stats
Against India Women, Bangladesh Women have never triumphed in a T20I game when chasing. The batter to watch out for in this series is Smriti Mandhana. In February 2023, Team India last competed in a T20I match. Talented spinners from Bangladesh Women should perform well in this field.
BANW vs INDW: Probable XI
Murshida Khatun, Nigar Sultana (c and wk), Sobhana Mostary, Shamima Sultana, Shorna Akter, Ritu Moni, Marufa Akter, Fahima Khatun, Dilara Akter, Nahida Akter, Rabeya Khan
Harleen Deol, Amanjot Kaur, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Rashi Kanojiya
BANW vs INDW: Pitch report
The Shere Bangla National Stadium's women's T20I average score when batting first is 107. Australia Women scored the highest total at the location in 2014 with 140/5. In this game, the side batting first must aim to score between 130 and 140 runs.
BANW vs INDW: Weather report
Both hitters and spinners benefit from the Shere Bangla National Stadium's track. Here, batters often have a nice time. But spinners come into play when the surface slows down a bit. They should have ample grip on this surface, and it won't be simple for them to handle good spin bowling in the middle overs.
On the day of the game, Dhaka will have periods of cloud cover and sunshine with isolated thunderstorms. Later in the day, there will be a breeze.
BANW vs INDW: Toss prediction
At the Shere Bangla National Stadium, a total of six women's T20I matches have been played; four of those matches have been won by the team batting second, while two have been won by the side batting first. In this match, the toss-winning team will probably choose to field first.
BANW vs INDW: Pre-play prediction
Best batter: Nigar Sultana (BANW), Smriti Mandhana (INDW)
Best bowler: Rabeya Khan (BANW), Pooja Vastrakar (INDW)
Best all-rounder: Ritu Moni (BANW), Harleen Deol (INDW)
Player of the match: Smriti Mandhana (INDW)
BANW vs INDW: Match Prediction
In T20 cricket, India Women currently enjoy an 11-2 head-to-head record versus Bangladesh Women. They appear to be the better team on paper, despite resting numerous seasoned players. They have a potent batting lineup and a few skilled bowlers who can make life challenging for Bangladeshi players. The captain of Bangladesh will be expected to take the initiative. They also have a battery of spinners, which will be quite useful on this surface, which provides them an advantage. In this match, we are picking India Women to win.