Host West Indies aim to continue their good form against India!
Expect West Indies to clinch one-day series at Antigua!
Host West Indies will be looking to continue their good form when they take India in the second game of the one-day series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. In the previous game, West Indies managed to register a one-run win over India, courtesy splendid bowling performance from Anisa Mohammed and Stefanie Taylor. The home side will be looking to maintain their good form with bat and ball in this fixture as well.
On the other hand, India Women will be looking to learn from the mistakes made in the previous game. Captain Mithali Raj will be hoping that the side can make a strong comeback in a bid to level the three-match one-day series.
West Indies will be relieved after managing to break their eight-match losing streak in the one-day internationals. The side managed to beat India by a whisker, courtesy splendid performances from Captain Stefanie Taylor and spinner Anisa Mohammed. With this result, West Indies Women have taken 1-0 lead in the three-match one-day series.
In the opening game of the series, Natasha McLean and Stacy-Ann King put on a 50-run partnership to get the side off to a steady start. Stacy-Ann played a supporting role to Natasha and scored 12 off 40 balls with the help of one boundary. Natasha McLean played well and scored 51 off 82 balls with the help of six fours and a six. She will be looking to continue her good form with the bat in this fixture. Wicket-keeper Shemaine Campbelle perished for a duck in the opening game of the one-day series and would be looking to deliver a decent score in this game.
Captain Stefanie Taylor led from the front with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 94 off 91 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes. She added crucial partnerships with Chedean Nation, Kyshona Knight and Sheneta Grimmond to help West Indies post a decent total on the board. Stefanie was well supported by Chedean Nation, who scored a fluent 43 runs off 55 balls with the help of five boundaries. Kyshona Knight, Sheneta Grimmond and Chinelle Henry added vital runs to see West Indies women post 225 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Stacy-Ann King, Stefanie Taylor and Anisa Mohammed to provide crucial breakthroughs. In the opening game of the series, Captain Stefanie Taylor bowled well and finished with figures of 2 for 30 from his ten overs. Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed was the standout bowler for West Indies in the previous game. She picked up a five-wicket haul to help West Indies edge past India in a thriller.
Stefanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle(wk), Kyshona Knight, Sheneta Grimmond, Anisa Mohammad, Chedean Nation, Stacy Ann King, Shabika Gajnabi, Aaliyah Alleyne, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean.
The visitors will be looking to get back to winning ways and deliver a strong show against West Indies in this game. Captain Mithali Raj will be hoping for an improved batting performance in this fixture. Smriti Mandhana missed the first game of the one-day series due to injury. It remains to be seen whether she will be slotted into the playing XI for this game. Priya Punia was slotted into the playing XI for the first game of the series. She played well and produced a decent score in the opening game of the series. Punia added 78 runs with Jemima Rodrigues to help India get off to a steady start. She finished the innings with the top-score of 75 runs off 107 balls with the help of six boundaries.
Jemima Rodrigues also played a supporting role in Priya Punia and scored 41 off 67 balls with the help of six fours and one six. She will be looking to continue her good form with the bat in this game as well. Punam Raut, Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma failed to capitalize on their good starts. Captain Mithali Raj scored 20 off 32 balls with the help of one four, whereas Sharma scored 19 off 22 balls with the help of two boundaries.
The senior players like Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur will need to show responsibility and make sure they can play the last ten over of the innings. India’s main problem has been their lower-order, which failed to produce any sort of runs in the previous game. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma to deliver crucial breakthroughs. In the previous, Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma bowled well and claimed two wickets each.
Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Priya Punia, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav
The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. Expect spinners to get assistance off this surface.The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have thundery showers with a gentle breeze.
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua is going to host the second one-day game between West Indies and India. The visitors will face an uphill battle as they have lost three games out of four played in the Caribbean.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. The previous game was won by side batting first.
West Indies Women will be favorites to win their game against India Women. In the absence of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur struggling with the bat, India’s batting looked good in patches. The senior players will definitely need to raise their game with bat and ball for India to level the three-match series
Expect West Indies to clinch one-day series at Antigua!