The Indian women’s cricket team will square off against Barbados in a virtual knockout fixture at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham at Commonwealth Games 2022 on Wednesday, August 3. The match will start at 10:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
While reigning T20 world champions Australia Women have already qualified for the semi-finals after winning their Group A fixtures against India and Barbados, the winner of the upcoming India-Barbados match will seal the other semi-finals spot from Group A.
Led by captain Harmanpreet Kaur, India bounced back strongly from their defeat against mighty Australia in their opening fixture at CWG 2022 to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their second match.
After the marquee clash was reduced to 18 overs a side due to rain, Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof won the toss and elected to bat first. However, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals after a decent start as they went from 50/1 to 99 all out.
In reply, swashbuckling opener Smiriti Mandhana smashed an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls to guide India to a thumping victory.
On the other hand, Barbados suffered a nine-wicket hammering against Australia in their previous fixture.
Opting to bowl first, Australia skittled out Barbados for 64 in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, captain Meg Lanning’s unbeaten 21-ball 36 and Alyssa Healy’s 23 not out powered Australia to the semi-finals of the CWG 2022 cricket event.
Interestingly, Hayley Matthews-led Barbados earlier stunned Pakistan with a 15-run win in their opening fixture of the competition.
Both India and Barbados have two points from as many games in Group A and need to win on Wednesday in order to book their place in the semi-finals.
India Women vs Barbados Women T20 cricket head-to-head
This will be the first meeting between India Women and Barbados Women in T20 cricket.
India Women vs Barbados Women squads at CWG 2022
India Women: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Taniya Sapna Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Yastika Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana
Barbados Women: Hayley Matthews (captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight (wicket-keeper), Kyshona Knight, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams
Where to watch India Women vs Barbados Women Commonwealth Games 2022 cricket live in India?
The India Women vs Barbados Women Commonwealth Games T20 cricket match will be telecast live from 10:30 PM IST on Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 1 HD, Sony TEN 3, and Sony TEN 4 TV channels in India.
Live streaming of India Women vs Barbados Women Commonwealth Games T20 cricket match will be available on the SonyLiv app and website.
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