An inconsistent India could have no room for errors once they tackle a spirited Bangladesh of their must-win ICC Girls’s World Cup league match in Hamilton on March 22.
India’s issues have compounded over the course of their marketing campaign, which has seen them win two video games and lose three, together with back-to-back defeats towards England and Australia.
The heavy fluctuations within the batting efficiency was already a priority and with the benefit Australia chased down a report 278 within the earlier recreation, the Indian bowlers additionally must step up.
The bowling appeared relatively flat towards the Aussies, who attacked and put stress from ball one. The transfer to drop an additional bowling possibility in Deepti Sharma and convey again batter Shafali Verma additionally didn’t work.
Harmanpreet Kaur, who roared again to type with the bat, is but for use as an off-spinner within the competitors.
It stays to be seen if Shafali shall be persevered with for the essential contest and Yastika Bhatia returns on the prime to open alongside Smriti Mandhana. One constructive from the Australia recreation was captain Mithali Raj getting again amongst runs. After a few quiet video games, Mandhana can even be anticipated to attain huge on Tuesday.
India discover themselves in a tough spot as they haven’t gelled as a unit up to now and it’s one thing they must right towards Bangladesh, who’ve proven a variety of promise of their maiden ODI World Cup look.
“The ambiance stays constructive. After a loss you do really feel down however we’re in good headspace forward of the sport tomorrow. We are going to play to win, web run price stays secondary,” mentioned all-rounder Sneh Rana, including that they’ll’t afford to take Bangladesh flippantly.
“Bangladesh have reached right here by performing. They’re all the time bettering. There aren’t any simple video games on this World Cup,” she added.
Bangladesh have run most of their opponents shut within the 4 video games they’ve performed up to now and that features a memorable win over Pakistan.
Forward of the India recreation, captain Nigar Sultana mentioned the extra they play at this stage, the higher they are going to develop into.
“We by no means acquired to play a variety of ODI video games up to now. Now we have a correct FTP now. We wish to present we’re snug and we’re succesful at this stage. Each recreation is an enormous alternative for all of us,” mentioned Sultana.
Bangladesh didn’t chased down 141 towards the West Indies of their final recreation after an excellent bowling efficiency and batting is one space they might want to enhance considerably.
“We have to guarantee we don’t make the errors we made within the final recreation,” added Sultana.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (c), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmin, Sanjida Akter Meghla.
India: Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
Match begins 6.30 am IST.