The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Team India Women lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan Women in a Women’s T20I Asia Cup 2018 league match at the Kinrara Oval, Malaysia. India Women who had enjoyed an unbeaten run was defeated for the first time ever in a T20I Asia Cup match, and it was Sri Lanka who scalped the giants. Now, it will be Harmanpreet Kaur and Co., who will look to go for the kill against Pakistan Women to seal a berth for themselves in the finals of the tournament.
India Women are the defending champions and the frontrunner to win the fixture. Mithali Raj has shown she has it in her to get the big runs when she got 97 in India’s opening match against hosts Malaysia. The bowling unit has also fired, hence Indian women should go into the match as outright favourites.
Pakistan would pin their hopes on Sana Mir, Nida Dar, Muneeba Ali and Nahida Khan. If they fire in unison they could give India a run for their money.
For India, it is a win and they shoot straight to the finals. So, we feel India will leave no stone unturned and will go for the kill.
Jhulan Goswami would lead the Indian attack and Shikha Pandey would be expected to keep things tights, apart from going for wickets. The Indian spinner has been in top form and they would be expected to stifle the Pakistan batters in the middle-overs and pick wickets as well.
It will be interesting to see if Pooja Vastrakar gets a promotion up the order or not. She has been the star for India in many ways than one in the tournament, she has come good with the ball and chipped in with the bat as well.
The match will start at 7:00 AM (IST). So you folks better wake up early tomorrow morning, so put an alarm fast!
It promises to be a super Saturday!