Match Details:

Date: February 12, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM IST

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

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It's time for women cricketers to add a glorious chapter to the rich rivalry of India vs Pakistan clashes in ICC tournaments. Indian Women will kick start their T20 World Cup campaign by taking on arch-rival Pakistan Women on Sunday (February 12) at Newlands in Cape Town. 

Pitch Report:

The surface at Newlands is expected to be a good one for batting. However, we are not expecting a high-scoring game as bowlers might get some assistance from the pitch later in the game. Sides chasing the total has a better winning percentage at the venue.

Team Analysis:

Smriti Mandhana will be the key for India with the bat as she has been the best batter for India over the last few years in T20Is. Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is also not far away as she has amassed 633 runs from 23 innings. Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma will be instrumental with the bowl as she has performed extremely well in recent times. 

Talking about Pakistan, Nida Dar is their best player in a high-stake game against Indian Women. Her all-round performance in recent times has helped the side to extract better results. 

Probable playing XI:

India Women:

Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Richa Ghosh (WK), Radha Yadav, Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Anjali Sarwani, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Shikha Pandey.

Pakistan Women:

Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Muneeba Ali, Nida Dar, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz, Aiman Anwer, and Nashra Sandhu.

Match Prediction:   women s t20 world cup 2023 match prediction 1


India Women will be clear favorites to win the match as they have remained in better form. In terms of head-to-head record, both the teams have played 13 T20Is, in which India has won 10 games, while Pakistan could only manage to clinch three games.

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