Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates of the Women's World T20 2018 as India takes on Pakistan at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
India women won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan.
India Women: Taniya Bhatia(w), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav.
Pakistan Women: Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan(c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sana Mir, Diana Baig, Sidra Nawaz(w), Anam Amin.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Mithali Raj, Arundhati Reddy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav.
Pakistan: Javeria Khan (captain), Aiman Anwer, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz, Umaima Sohail.
After a near perfect beginning, the Indian women’s team will start as a favourite against arch-rival Pakistan in its second group league encounter of the ICC World T20 on Sunday.
Not considered among the top T20 teams in the world, India produced a power-packed performance, winning the opener against a formidable New Zealand side by 34 runs , thanks to skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s 51-ball 103.
With momentum firmly on India’s side, the ‘Women In Blue’ would like to set the record straight after losing to its arch-rival in the 2016 edition at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
However, since that loss at Kotla, India has played Pakistan thrice across two editions of Asia Cup, winning all the battles.
That Pakistan lost by a comprehensive 52-run margin to Australia in its opener will also give India an upper-hand during Sunday’s encounter.