Shemaine Campbelle, the team vice-captain has come for the presentation as Hayley Matthews had hurt herself: We did not get as many runs. We were looking to get 150, that would have been a fighting total. We were not able to capitalise. If one of the top three batters batted through, we could have got the score. Ramharack bowled well. Not sure about Hayley. We will know shortly.
Harmanpreet Kaur: Great day for us. Whatever we were expecting we managed to do. A few balls were here and there, but except for that, we were really well. [On Deepti] We did discuss it in the team meeting. The bowling coach helped her. [On Richa Ghosh] She has been great to us. She is someone who can always pull the game for us. She is a very dangerous batter. She can express herself. We are happy with the results and the next game is very important. Just want to continue the rhythm.
Deepti Sharma is the Player of the match: I really feel good. What we discussed in the meeting and I have certain plans, I just did that. I am happy with the result. [On 100 T20I wickets] It is a milestone, but that is on the side. My focus is on the result and the team. It is a turning wicket and helped me a lot. I focused on the stump-to-stump line.
IND WMN vs WI WMN Highlights today, Wednesday 15-10-2023. 9th Match (N), Group 2, Newlands, Cape Town, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Hayley Matthews: Last time we didn’t do too badly, batting first. The wicket looks good, one change, Karishma Ramharack comes in for Zaida James.
Harmanpreet Kaur: We wanted to bat today. The last time we chased, so just wanted to bat once. Smriti is back and loves to chase. Devika is back as well. [WPL auction] Big day for all of us. The World Cup is important, and we just want to do well today.
Toss: WI WMN chose to bat.
India Women team: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Richa Ghosh (wk), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur.
West Indies Women team: Hayley Matthews (capt), Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Rashada Williams (wk), Shakera Selman, Karishma Ramharack.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 20
India Women Won: 12
West Indies Women Won: 8
India Women T20I Rankings: 4th
West Indies Women T20I Rankings: 6th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
India Women WLWNRW
West Indies Women LLLLL
Match Timings: 1:00 PM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Eloise Sheridan, Nimali Perera
TV Umpire – Claire Polosak
Match Referee – Shandre Fritz
Reserve Umpire – Lauren Agenbag
Match number – WT20I no. 1364