It was an unfortunate start to the ODI series for team India as they lost the first ODI after the rain interruption and on the basis of the DLS method. The second ODI is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium and we are in for an absolute thriller because both teams have their respective motivation to score a win.
Bangladesh Women have won the first ODI and now they will be motivated to score another win and with that win the ODI series against the visitors. The top bookmakers in India have odds for this series on their platforms.
India Women will be disappointed with the result in the first game but will be motivated to equalize the series and not allow the hosts to win the series before the last match.
Getting the opportunity to bat first in the first ODI, Bangladesh women used it to their best. The opening lineup was unable to give the team a solid start but Fargana Hoque at number 3 and skipper Nigar Sultana at number 4 provided much-needed stability to the team. Sultana scored 39 runs on 64 balls at a strike rate of 60.94. On the bowling front, Marufa Akter picked up a 4-wicket haul in 7 overs at an economy of 4.14. Overall, the team management will be worried about the below-average performance of the batting lineup in the first ODI.
Skipper Nigar Sultana is not expected to make any changes to the winning combination.
Predicted Lineup: Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Fahima Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Sobhana Mostary, Fargana Hoque, Lata Mondal, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Sultana Khatun
Choosing to bowl first, things looked fine for the India women's squad. Amanjot Kaur picked up 4 wickets in 9 overs at an economy of 3.44. Devika Vaidya also picked up 2 wickets in 7 wickets at an economy of 5.14. On the batting front, the Indian batters were not able to fulfill the expectations. Priya Punia, Smriti Mandhana, and Yastika Bhatia were not able to provide the team with a positive start. Deepti Sharma in the middle order was the highest scorer (20 runs) before rains interrupted the match.
Team management will be concerned regarding the poor performance from the batting side but no changes are expected in the team.
Predicted Lineup: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Priya Punia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Bareddy Anusha
Batter from both sides was not able to deliver as expected. However, team India has a much better depth in their batting lineup and has the potential to bounce back in the 2nd ODI. We predict a win for India (w) in the 2nd ODI.