Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 6th match - India v Bangladesh
The 6th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between India and Bangladesh will be played at the W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth.
India got their ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 campaign to a cracking start with a 17-run victory over Australia in Sydney. Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma were theie top scorers and took them to 132, which was a below part but still defendable.
The team was looking out of the game at one point but it was the magic from leg spinner Poonam Yadav that brought the team back into the match. Her four-wicket haul tore through the Australian middal order. Shikha Pandey also picked up three wickets.
For Bangladesh, apart from the youth of Nigar Sultana and Nahida Akter, the onus will be on seasoned players like Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam and Panna Ghosh.
Wicketkeeper-batter Nigar Sultana is Bangladesh's second-highest T20I scorer with 744 runs. Sultana is the country's future, and the present. The most memorable knocks in her short but sparkling career have been her maiden international century against Maldives, in the team's first international tournament and a half-century against Pakistan last November.
With the ball, left-arm spinner Nahida Akter will be the one to watch out for. She shone at the T20 World Cup qualifiers last year, picking up 10 wickets to help Bangladesh earn a Women's T20 World Cup qualification. At just 19, she already has an international experience of over four years. During this period, she has bagged 49 wickets at 12.1.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
India - Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Shafali Verma
Bangladesh - Murshida Khatun, Ayasha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana (wk), Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun (c), Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam, Panna Ghosh
Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Smriti Mandhana (India), Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Poonam Yadav (India), Nahida Akter (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Shafali Verma (India), Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh)
Player of the Match – Smriti Mandhana
Team Scores Batting first – India 160+, Bangladesh 125+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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