The three-match ODI series between India women and Bangladesh women has taken an interesting turn after the second fixture as both teams have won one fixture each. After a disappointing loss in the first match, Team India made a comeback and scored a comfortable win over the hosts on Wednesday. The third fixture, which will decide the outcome of the series, will be played on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Bangladesh women have a chance to create history and score a first series win over team India by winning the third ODI. The top bookmakers in India have odds with them for this match.
Team India won’t be planning to come back home empty-handed and they will be planning not to allow their neighbours to score a series win.
It was not a good day for Bangladesh as they came to play the 2nd ODI on Wednesday. Their decision to bowl first turned out to be a pain point for the team and the match was out of control from the first ball. Sultana Khatun and Nahida Akhter picked up 2 wickets each but they were too late to make an impact. On the batting front, Fagana Hoque scored 47 off 81 balls at a strike rate of 58.02 but she failed to get any support from the other end. Except for Ritu Moni, no other middle-order batters were able to perform as per the expectations.
Team management will be concerned about the failing middle order and they might do some changes in the same.
Predicted Lineup: Nahida Akter, Sultana Khatun, Lata Mondal, Rabeya, Nigar Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Marufa Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni
After a slow start from Priya Punia and Yastika Bhatia, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and opener Smriti Mandhana handled the situation positively. Haramanpreet scored her half-century and ended her innings at 52 off 88 balls at a strike rate of 59.09, The innings of Jemimah Rodrigues was the highlight of the day as she scored 86 off 78 balls at a strike rate of 110.26. She also picked up 4 wickets in 3.1 overs at an economy of .95. Devika Vaidya was another bowler who kept the game tight by picking up 3 wickets in 8 overs at an economy of 3.75.
Team India will be high on hopes to score a series win with the same combination of players.
Predicted Lineup: Smriti Mandhana, Devika Vaidya, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Priya Punia, Amanjot Kaur, Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Meghna Singh
Bangladesh is back to square one after winning the first ODI. They displayed a below-average performance in the 2nd fixture. Team India has regained its form and now it will be difficult for the hosts to overpower the visitors. We predict a win for India in the third ODI.