IND VS BAN – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 9th Match of Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2018 between India and Bangladesh.
After producing a couple of one-sided victories against hosts Malaysia and Thailand respectively, India look to continue the magnificent run against Bangladesh in the upcoming contest of the tournament.
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India Team News
Both top order and middle order contributed towards India’s innings which ended on 132-4 after 20 overs against Malaysia. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur played a quick 27-run cameo and later snapped up as many as 3 wickets for 11 runs in 3 overs.
Mona Meshram stood in as opener in the absence of Mithali Raj who stared in a thumping victory against Malaysia. The experienced Veda Krishnamurthy was also added in the squad in the previous game against Thailand.
Playing XI (Last Match): Ekta Bisht, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Mona Meshram, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (wk)
Bangladesh Team News
While Bangladesh were completely rattled in the tournament opener in front of an illustrious Sri Lankan bowling line up, they got better of Pakistan in the corresponding game.
Having restricted Pakistan for 95/5 at the end of 24 overs, Nigar Sultana (31 not out) and Fahima Khatun (23 not out) cruised Bangladesh to victory with 13 balls to spare. Opener Shamima Sultana too contributed with 31 in order to rescue the innings from 25-2.
Skipper Salma Khatun wouldn’t mind playing the same combination in the crucial encounter against India.
Playing XI (Last Match): Shamima Sultana (wk), Ayasha Rahman, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nigar Sultana, Salma Khatun (c)
Top Funtasy Picks
India: Harmanpreet Kaur – India’s T20I skipper has been is on a roll with both bat and ball and hence is our top pick for the game.
Bangladesh: Khadija Tul Kubra: The off-break bowler was the only one to have disarrayed the Sri Lankan batsmen in the first game, while she was economical against Pakistan in a one sided victory. She could prove fatal against India as well.
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