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India hopes to bowl better against West Indies in the Women’s T20 World Cup

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Due to a finger injury, Mandhana was unable to play in the match against Pakistan; however, it is anticipated that the star opener will be available to play against the West Indies, who are coming off a crushing defeat at the hands of England.

After claiming victory over Pakistan in the tournament’s opening match, India will look to improve their bowling performance when they play West Indies in their second Women’s T20 World Cup match on Wednesday. The match will take place in this location.

In spite of the absence of vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, the Indian batting lineup was able to complete the most successful chase in the history of the Twenty20 World Cup against Pakistan.

Due to a finger injury, Mandhana was unable to play in the match against Pakistan; however, it is anticipated that the star opener will be available to play against the West Indies, who are coming off a crushing defeat at the hands of England.

The Indian bowlers were responsible for taking their foot off the pedal towards the end of the innings, which resulted in Pakistan being able to score 91 runs in the second half of their innings.

They are going to make it a priority to improve how they present themselves. The Indian bowlers could not have asked for a better opponent than a familiar West Indies side, whom they triumphed over twice in the most recent tri-series matchup. Tougher oppositions are anticipated as the tournament progresses, so the bowlers in India could not have asked for a better opponent.

If India wants to take home the championship, the batting division will need to step up their game as well.

India would not have been able to win the game if it weren’t for the young batsman Richa Ghosh, who hit three consecutive fours in the 18th over.

The powerful batswoman Shafali Verma, who had just returned from leading India to victory in the first-ever U-19 World Cup, did not look like she was in her imperious best against Pakistan. She had a hard time getting the starring roles.

Yastika Bhatia, who was tasked with opening the innings in the absence of Mandhana, had difficulty finding her rhythm, and even the captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, was run out before she could make an impact.

Jemimah Rodrigues, a proven match-winner, returned to form after an underwhelming run as she anchored India’s innings, which caused the Indian team to exhale a sigh of relief. However, the middle-order batter will need to better manage her strike rate and go for the big shots in order to be successful.

The addition of Mandhana, an essential component in the overall scheme of things for this Indian team, will unquestionably strengthen the batting.

The West Indies, on the other hand, will be eager to register their first win in the competition after suffering a thrashing at the hands of England in their tournament opener.

The team that is being led by Hayley Matthews is going through a rough patch right now, as they have lost their last 14 matches in a row.

They are going to rely heavily on skipper Matthews, who has a wealth of experience in this field. The captain is used to performing well under pressure and does not shy away from the spotlight.

However, in order for the skipper to succeed, the other members of the team, particularly the veteran Stefanie Taylor, who has recently recovered from a back injury, need to step up.

For West Indies, who are defending champions, this match will be extremely important because a loss would eliminate them from contention for the semi-finals.

Teams (from): India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey.

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