BAN W vs IND W 3rd ODI: India Women are all set to lock horns with Bangladesh Women in the third & the final ODI of the Series. Currently, the series is leveled at 1-1 & both teams will try their best to display spell-bounding performance to drag a gleaming series win. India would be blooming with confidence after registering a blistering win over Bangladesh Women in the second ODI. They would aim to continue their winning momentum & emerge victorious. While Bangladesh Women will aim to bounce back & save the series. Which team’s will would prevail is what will be known tomorrow on the pitch.
BAN W vs IND W 3rd ODI: Teams Preview
Bangladesh Women would be disappointed with their failure in the second ODI which provided Women in Blue an opportunity to level the series. The major drawback for Bangladesh Women is their fragile batting attack. Apart from Fargana Hogue none of their batters could return with runs. She is also the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in ODIs & will aim to continue her momentum in the decider ODI as well. Their top order comprising Nigar Sultana & Ritu Moni should return with crucial runs in the top order & provide their team with a good start.
In the bowling department, Marufa Akter has done a stunning job by scalping five wickets in two fixtures. And would be their biggest bet in the bowling department. In the spin attack, Rabeya Khan will lead their spin attack along with Nahida Akter and Sultana Khatun. In their previous clash, the dup of Rabeya & Marufa failed to bowl on good lengths which was a bonus for India Women. The bowling attack lacked discipline & thus was smashed for huge runs. The bowlers will have to buckle up & deliver good-length deliveries to restrict Indian Women from scoring big.
Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team is high on confidence & would be eager to display an all-round performance to clinch the series which is leveled at 1-1. The major concern for India Women is that the key players of their batting lineup are not on scoring terms. The opening pair of Smriti Mandhana & Priya Punia are not in astute form & will aim to get back to their old form in the crucial fixture. Mandhana who got a good start failed to convert it into a big score & ended up giving away her wicket. It was only the efforts of Harmnapreet Kaur & Jemimah Rodrigues in the middle order that helped India to draw a win & level the series by 1-1. The duo scored half-centuries each & helped the visitors to post a competitive target on board. The presence of Harleen & Deepti adds more depth to their batting order.
In the bowling department, Rodrigues starred by sclaping four wickets for just 3 runs. She would continue to be their wrecker-in-chief in the decider ODI. But the all-rounder would need support from Meghna Singh & Amanjot Kaur who failed to bowl on decent lengths in the previous clash. Devika Vaidya could provide Rodrigues with a helping hand. She was the one who displayed an on-point bowling attack in the last fixture & returned with three scalps to make victory possible for India. Deepti Sharma could prove an able ally in the spin department.
In all, if India Women managed to maintain a balance with both bat & ball then no one can stop them from clinching the series.
Date and Time: 22 July, 9:00 AM IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Live Streaming: Bangladesh Cricket Board YouTube
The pitch at Sher-E-Bangla stadium is bowlers friendly but batters could score good runs if they settle & then try to amass runs. Bowlers could get abundant assistance & could scalp early wickets if the ball is bowled aptly in the right areas.
BAN W vs IND W 3rd ODI: Key Players to Watch Out for
The form of wicket-keeper batter Nigar Sultana is formidable in the ongoing ODI series. Her crucial 39 runs knock helped her to register a win over India in the first ODI. However, she failed to give her best in the second ODI which resulted in a loss. She would aim to bounce back & deliver in the crunch third ODI against India Women. With 687 runs in 36 WODI matches, she is the second-highest run-scorer in the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship 2022/23-25.
The all-rounder Jemimah Rodrigues is breathing fire at the moment. In the current ODI Series, she has managed to amass 490 runs at an average of 22.27. It was her all-rounder performance that helped India Women to win the second oDI & level the series. Rodrigues will be the player to watch out for Indian women.
BAN W vs IND W 3rd ODI: Predicted Playing XI
Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Murshida Khatun, Nigar Sultana (wk & c), Ritu Moni, Lata Mondal, Nahida Akter, Rabeya Khan, Fahima Khatun, Sultana Khatun, Marufa Akter
Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Priya Punia, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Amanjot Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Devika Vaidya, Meghna Singh, Harleen Deol
The hosts have managed to give India a tough fight but looking at India’s comeback in the second ODI they look favorites to win today’s fixture against Bangladesh Women.
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