India, who have one victory under their belt, are presently second in Group B’s points standings, just ahead of England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2023. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led squad beat the Pakistan Women in their first match of the World Cup. West Indies will be short in momentum after losing by seven wickets to England Women in the first game. The batters let the team down, scoring just 135 runs in 20 overs, sending them to the bottom of the points table in their group.
Radha Yadav was the bowler of choice, taking two wickets in four overs while maintaining an economy rate of 5.2. Meanwhile, Jemimah Rodrigues’ 53* run knock in the second innings earned her the player-of-the-match honours. She was also supported by Richa Ghosh and Shafali Verma, who scored 33 and 31 runs, respectively. However, when the West Indies team on the other hand, batted first against the English women and managed to score only 135 runs since no other batter scored more than 35 runs besides Hayley Matthews.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where To Watch
Date: February 15, 2023, 06:30 pm IST
Venue: Newlands, Capetown
Live Streaming: The ICC T20 World Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Key Players
- Jemimah Rodrigues: In India’s first match against Pakistan Women, the top-order batter Jemimah Rodrigues was the standout performer. When the Women in Blue were chasing 150 runs, the 22-year-old stayed undefeated, hitting 53 runs off 38 balls and leading her team to victory in 19 overs. She is undoubtedly the player to watch out for the rest of the tournament.
- Deepti Sharma: The Indian team’s best all-rounder is a player to keep an eye on. She has played 88 T20Is for India, scoring 914 runs at an average of 26.11 and striking at 106.5. She has 97 wickets with an economy of 6.12 in her bowling career. She has taken 16 wickets in the past 10 matches, which bodes well for the Indian team on the big stage.
- Hayley Matthews: The sole bright spot for the Caribbean team against the England women was the opening batter and the captain of the squad, Hayley Matthews. Matthews opened the innings alongside Stafanie Taylor, scoring 42 runs off 32 balls with eight boundaries. The 24-year-old also has extensive international experience, having scored 1493 runs in 79 T20 Internationals.
- Afy Fletcher: Having played 65 T20 Internationals for the Caribbean team, Afy Fletcher has taken 52 wickets with an economy of 5.79 in her bowling career. In the warm-up match against the Sri Lankan team, she was the pick of the bowlers as she ended up with just giving away 13 runs in her four overs with two wickets. She also gave away just 22 runs in their previous encounter against England in her four overs taking a wicket.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Head to Head
The two teams have played 20 T20is against each other. India leads the head-to-head record with 12 victories, while the West Indies has won eight times.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The surface here at Newslands Stadium has been intended to benefit spinners in the squads. Anything above 130 would be a solid total to defend. The winning team will almost definitely try to bowl first. Temperatures will range between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius, with clear skies being expected.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Probable Playing XIs
India Playing XI: Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
West Indies Playing XI: Hayley Matthews (C), Rashada Williams (wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Stafanie Taylor, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Zaida James, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Squads
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Yastika Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Shikha Pandey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav.
West Indies: Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs West Indies, Match 9 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicket Keeper – Richa Ghosh
Batters – Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Hayley Matthews, Shemaine Campbelle
All-Rounders – Deepti Sharma, Stafanie Taylor, Zaida James
Bowlers – Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Afy Fletcher