The United States Women would face an uphill challenge taking on Ireland Women in the 8th game of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022. Both sides come here with losses. The United States suffered a massive defeat against Scotland Women, likely hurting their confidence. Ireland also played poorly against Bangladesh Women in their opening game.
The United States Women struggled with the bat in the last game and were bowled out for mere 51 runs. The side has won twice in the previous 11 games, and most of their players have been in poor form. Ireland is a much stronger side, and they'd like to win this one after starting the tournament with a poor show.
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Sindhu Sriharsha's team started the tournament on a disastrous note. They went down by 79 runs in their first game against Scotland Women. It was an abysmal show from the team as they were bowled out for mere 151 runs. Sriharsha shall like better performance from her side as they take on a strong opposition in this game.
Their top order failed in the last game, and the side would expect a better show from Mahika Kandanala and Disha Dhingra in this contest. In the middle order, Snigdha Paul, Ritu Singh and Sriharsha set up partnerships for the side to do well in this game. Lisa Ramjit, Isani Vaghela and Tarnum Chopra must add runs down the order.
Their bowlers would face a big challenge in the game. The side would need a good show with the new ball from Ritu Singh and Disha Dhingra in the game. Vaghela and Bhumika Bhadriraju bowled good lines in the last game and the same would be expected from them. The likes of Chopra, Geetika Kodali, and Singdha Paul shall need to bowl better lines in this game.
United States Women Predicted Playing XI:
Sindhu Sriharsha (c & wk), Geetika Kodali, Isani Vaghela, Sai Tanmayi, Lisa Ramjit, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Snigdha Paul, Taranum Chopra, Ritu Singh, Disha Dhingra, Mahika Kandanala
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Laura Delany's side did poorly in their opening game against Bangladesh Women with the bat. The side had done well to restrict the Bangladeshis to an average total, but their batters failed to execute their plans in the game. They take on a side that struggled in its opening game, and Delany shall aim to take advantage of it and win this game.
Amy Hunter did well in the last game, but she would need support from Gaby Lewis, who went without scoring in the previous game. Orla Prendergast must do well in the middle order and add runs with skipper Delany and Eimear Richardson. The lower middle order failed against Bangladesh, and they would need runs from the bats of Rebecca Stokell, Shauna Kavanagh, and Mary Waldron.
Orla Prendergast and Richardson bowled good lines with the new ball in the last game, and they must do the same here. Leah Paul bowled poor lines, and she will have to do well as one of the most experienced bowlers in the team. The side would also like to see good spells from Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, and Delany in this game.
Ireland Women Predicted Playing XI:
Laura Delany (c), Amy Hunter, Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, Eimear Richardson, Gaby Lewis, Leah Paul, Mary Waldron (wk), Orla Prendergast, Rebecca Stokell, Shauna Kavanagh
There are predictions of clear skies over Abu Dhabi on September 19. It will be a warm evening and an excellent surface to bat on. The ball would come to the bat nicely, allowing batters to play their strokes. The side batting first would be happy to have 150 runs or more on the board.
Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi, has a flat surface and a fast outfield which makes it an easy surface to bat on. Spinners have done well at this venue in the past as they can turn the ball sharply. Fast bowlers have struggled on this wicket in the past as there isn't much on the surface for them.
Toss: To Bowl
The wicket here has favored sides that have chased scores. Batting first and defending scores have never been easy on this wicket. Hence, the side winning the toss in this game shall opt to bowl first and put pressure on the opponents.
United States Women come into this contest having their confidence low. Their batters have been in poor form, and this is likely to affect their balance. The side is missing key players who are nursing injuries. Ireland Women is a much stronger side, and they have good hitters of the ball. This would make Ireland favorites to win this game.
Ireland Women to win
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