BAN-W vs IRE-W: ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2022 is set to begin on the 18th of September. 8 teams have already qualified for the main event. The last two spots remain vacant. Now, eight teams will fight it out in the qualifier to claim those two spots. Bangladesh Women will take on Ireland Women in the third group match on day 1. Both teams belong to Group A.
Bangladesh are in great form as they have won the last four of five matches. Whereas, Ireland is on a winning spree. They won their last series against Scotland by 2-0.
Head to head, they have faced each other 9 times, where Bangladesh has dominated 6 times. Their tally stands at 6-3. The group match is important for both sides as they desperately need two valuable points to get ahead in the points table.
Match Details for BAN-W vs IRE-W
Series: ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022
Date: 18th September 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report for BAN-W vs IRE-W
UAE’s weather is known to be hot and humid. The same heat is expected at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The pitch surface will remain dry throughout. The chances of dew at the later stage are very low. Batters will face challenging conditions. A low-scoring match is expected to play out. The team that wins the toss will most likely choose to field first and put pressure on the opposition batters.
Probable Playing XI
Sharmin Akhter, Murshida Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (captain/wicket-keeper), Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam
Gaby Lewis, Amy Hunter, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany (captain), Eimear Richardson, Shauna Kavanagh, Mary Waldron (wicket-keeper), Arlene Kelly, Leah Paul, Georgina Dempsey, Cara Murray
Match Predictions for BAN-W vs IRE-W
Bangladesh is a much more experienced team compared to Ireland. They have a well-built bowling attack. The pitch conditions will certainly complement them. However, Ireland’s strong suit is its batting department. So, a proper contest of bat vs ball is expected to play out. Considering the lineups, pitch conditions, experience, and current form, Bangladesh Women are the favorite winners for this game.