IND VS PAK – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 13th Match of Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2018 between India and Pakistan.
After registering their first ever defeat (to Bangladesh) in the Asia Cup history, the Indian Women will stake claim for the mega final in the upcoming encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan.
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India Team News
Mithai Raj’s comeback after missing out against Malaysia has been a boon for Indian top order. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is also giving her best shot in an attempt to lead India efficiently.
In a must-win scenario against Pakistan, Harmanpreet would like to keep her winning combination intact.
Playing XI (Last Match): Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami, Taniya Bhatia(w), Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Pakistan Team News
The Pakistan Women have a couple of big-ticket players who have been consistent in the tournament lately. The list includes skipper Bismah Maroof owing to her blazing knocks against Malaysia and Sri Lanka respectively.
Although India have a formidable bowling line up with the likes of Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav, Maroof could prove lethal in the high voltage clash.
With the ball, Nida Dar has been all guns blazing in the Asia Cup so far. She might well rupture the Indian batting line up.
Top Funtasy Picks
India: Harmanpreet Kaur – India’s T20I skipper has been on a roll with both bat and ball and hence is our top pick for the game.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof – The left hander is proving her mettle in the ongoing tournament with back to back big scores, while she has been handy with the ball as well.
Punt Pick: Veda Krishnamurthy – The right-hander has been in and out of the team, but she will likely be in contention against Pakistan, considering her valuable experience.