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NZ-W vs IND-W, Match 8th - Women's WC | Latest Team News, Preview and Predictions.

by  Lakshya Baghel  •  Last updated on 2022-03-09 23:26:22


Analysis for the match.

This should be a high-quality matchup that could go either way as hosts New Zealand take on India in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. The White Ferns put their shock loss to West Indies behind them by recording a comfortable win over Bangladesh in a rain-affected contest last time out, securing a nine-wicket success. They needed 141 to win from 27 overs and did so with 42 balls to spare which was the perfect response for them but this is a tough task to build on that. India were magnificent in their opening clash with Pakistan, claiming an impressive 107-run victory thanks to strong efforts with both bat and ball. They will be confident of coming out on top once again and while this should be a close game, New Zealand are favored in this encounter having prevailed 4-1 in their recent ODI series.

Must see points.

1). Both teams have a strong batting lineup with a number of match-winners

2). New Zealand has had a lot of success against India in recent matches

3). India Women pushed New Zealand to the brink a number of times and we think they could end up getting over the line this time around.

Head to Head

Total Matches - 53

New Zealand Women - 32

India Women - 20

N/R - 1

Last five Head to Head 

New Zealand Women - 4

India Women - 1

N/R - 0


Match Prediction: New Zealand Women to win the match.

1). If NZ-W won the toss and opted to bat first, they could score 250-270 runs.

2). If IND-W won the toss and opted to bat first, they could score 230-250 runs.

Secondary Predictions.

1). Suzie Bates total runs - over 29.5 runs.

New Zealand opener Suzie Bates had a fantastic outing in the previous game against Bangladesh and ripped apart the bowling attack with some strong displays of batting. The right hander scored an unbeaten 79 in just 68 deliveries to take her side home in a rain affected game and her match winning knock included eight fours as well. The 34 year old recently scored a century against India in the five match ODI series prior to the World Cup and will be looking to exhibit the same form in this game.

2) Sophie Devine & Smriti Mandhana both to hit 25+ runs - Yes

Skipper Sophie Devine was very impressive in the opening game of the tournament and is our tip for New Zealand’s highest run scorer against India.

Smriti Mandhana hit 52 from 75 balls against Pakistan. We are backing the opener to be India’s highest run scorer in this clash.

3) IND opening partnership 50+ runs - Yes

Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma both are amazing cricketers. Although Shafali Verma went for a duck in the last game, we are looking for her come back and make our prediction that India’s opening partnership will make 50+ runs.


Match Preview.

New Zealand women recovered from their loss against the West Indies to walk home against Bangladesh in their previous match. Now, they will be taking on India, a team that they have had quite a bit of success against in the recent past.

Amelia Kerr was the standout batter for New Zealand in the ODI series that it played against India and she was once again in good form in the previous match. Kerr, Bates, and Devine form the core of the New Zealand batting lineup.

If you take an overall look at the batting strength of the two teams, we would lean towards New Zealand, however, it took some very good performances from Amelia Kerr to get New Zealand over the line against India during their ODI series.

New Zealand does have a good amount of depth and power in its lineup as we have seen in both matches that it has played so far.

New Zealand's bowling is going to be led by Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, and Amelia Kerr. Sophie Devine's bowling has just dropped off a bit in recent matches, however, there is no denying her quality either.

New Zealand Women have a lot of quality to call upon and we think they will look to follow the same kind of template that brought them a lot of success in the series that they just won against India.

India Women will be happy at the confident victory they registered against Pakistan. That was a match in which their leading contributors were the bowlers and the all-rounders. That is a great sign for India because we believe their batting effort can sometimes be a bit top-heavy and put pressure on the players.

Runs for Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, and Pooja Vastrakar showed that there is plenty of depth in this lineup. If Shafali Verma or Harmanpreet Kaur has a good outing then this Indian batting lineup is capable of surprising anyone.

India's bowling attack is going to be hoping for the same kind of discipline that it showed against Pakistan. Meghna Singh and Jhulan Goswami were fantastic with the new ball while the spinners just squeezed the life out of the rest of the batting.

One drawback here is that the conditions in New Zealand are very flat and don't offer much help to the spinners. In such a situation, the batters can line up the slower bowlers and take them for plenty of runs.


Match details.

Time - Mar 10th, 06:30 AM, IST.

Venue - Seddon Park - Hamilton, New Zealand 

Pitch reports.

The weather forecast for match day is spectacular and should be a great day for cricket. The pitch at Seddon park is going to be good for batting as the ball comes on to the bat quite nicely. There is also a bit of bounce in the surface that the bowlers can take advantage of.

Team News.
New Zealand Women>>

New Zealand are currently in fifth place in the 2022 Women’s World Cup group stage after winning one and losing one. The hosts opened the tournament with a shock 3 run defeat against West Indies but bounced back to defeat Bangladesh by 9 wickets in Monday’s fixture. Captain Sophie Devine hit a century against West Indies but it was Suzie Bates who led the way with the bat against Bangladesh. With the ball, Amy Satterthwaite took 3-25 from 5 overs in the win over Bangladesh.

Possible XI - 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 Women>>

India Women have played one game so far and beat Pakistan convincingly by 107 runs. The game on Sunday saw India post 244-7, recovering from 114-6, before bowling Pakistan out for 137 from 43 overs. Although top order batters, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma, scored useful runs, India’s total was thanks to lower-order hitting from Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar. With the ball, Rajeshwari Gayakwad ran through the Pakistan order and finished with figures of 4-31 from 10 overs.

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