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ICC Women’s World Cup-New Zealand W vs India W, 8th Match, Team Analysis & Prediction

by  Aman Singh  •  Last updated on 2022-03-09 18:38:30

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Clashing Teams- New Zealand W and India W

Date: March 10, 2022 (Thursday)

Time:  02:00 PM (Local) & 06:30 AM (IST)

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Live Telecast- Star Sports Network and Hotstar

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New Zealand W

The White Ferns will lock horns with India W in Thursday’s delight of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. The Blackcaps are two matches old, and they lost their opening tussle against West Indies but recuperated perfectly to punch-down Bangladesh in their next schedule. In the rain-curtailed last fixture, New Zealand bowled first and restricted Bangladesh to 140 runs in 27 overs per side game. New Zealand top-order assaulted Bangladesh bowlers and registered a thumping 9-wicket win with 42 balls to spare.

New Zealand would be looking forward to back on the gained momentum to apprehend a winning streak. Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr were fabulous with bat and the same level of intent is needed of the hour from skipper Sophie Devine. On the bowling front, Amy Satterthwaite exhibited her spin excellence to collect three decisive scalps. Pace-head Lea Tahuhu and Jess Kerr remained wicket-less in the last game and needed to raise the bar in Thursday’s game.      

India W

India Women were on fire in their first game against arch-rivals Pakistan to got-off to a perfect start in the marquee cricket event. Women-in-Blue dominated the game from the very first ball and finished off in style with a comprehensive 107 runs lead. After electing to bat first, the Indian batters were on assault as they erected 244 runs total with 50+ runs inning from Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar. The bowlers took charge in the second inning and knocked-out Pakistan’s batter for just 137 runs to register a thumping 107 runs win.

Team India’s sole aim from Thursday’s game will be to further stretch their winning momentum and lead the group stage standings for a better chance to feature in the knock-out matches. Shafali Verma’s flop show in top order is now a cause of worry and team India think-tank needs to rush towards solutions. Rajeshwari Gayakwad starred with the ball in the last match while collecting four scalps and is expected to carry the same hunger for wickets in Thursday’s sword-off.

Topbets Prediction

Both teams are coming off a strategic win and will be eager to carry their winning momentum in the upcoming fixture. Viewing home condition advantage for New Zealand and their rock-solid performance against Bangladesh names them predominant favorites of the game. The available pitch at Seddon Park is a balanced track and batters will enjoy their stay in the middle. Bowlers needs to bowl superbly to get any help from the pitch and a high-scoring face-off is on the cards.

Market Odds (As on 04:40 P.M)

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NZ W

IND W

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1.562.25
Betway1.612.30
INDIBET1.61
2.30
10CRIC1.522.17
Parimatch1.542.13
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Top Batter for Team New Zealand- Suzie Bates- Bates is counted amongst established white-ball batters with phenomenal records in the limited over cricket. This veteran right-handed batter announced her evergreen form with an unbeaten knock of 79 runs off 68 balls.

Top Batter for Team India- Harmanpreet Kaur- This right-handed batter announced her form with spell-bounding 104 runs knock off 114 balls in the warm-up 1 match. Kaur stroked 9 classy fours in her innings carrying strike-rate of 91.23

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand W- Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (wk), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe.

India W- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

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