Hosting team Bangladesh women are all geared up to make their debut against mighty West Indies Women in ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on March 26 at Sylhet Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
In terms of placement, the Bangladesh team finds itself in the tough Group B, where they have serious threats from in-form teams like India, Sri Lanka and England.
Their form hasn’t been any good with losses in both warm-up matches and all previous series against Pakistan and India with no wins on credit.
As they enter the group matches of the tournament, they will lack a lot in the batting department, which cannot cover for the fielding and bowling where they have been decent.
Their captain Salma Khatun will want the batting line to make quick runs as the home ground is familiar to them. As for West Indies, this should be an easy win for them as they have been in good form.
The match starts at 3:30 p.m. local. 3:00 p.m. India time. West Indies Women won the toss and elected to bat first.
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Their win against England only makes them more confident, after their consecutive wins against South Africa and Australia in the warm-up matches.
Captain Merissa Aguilleira said that she is confident of her team but doesn’t underestimate the debutants.
With no matches in men’s tournament today, eyes will be on hosting Bangladesh women. It’s expected to be a hot day today at Sylhet with thunderstorms anticipated in forecasts.
Fans can catch the match live on BTV in Bangladesh and in SuperSports in West Indies.
Star Sports will telecast the match in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, while ESPN will telecast in USA.
In another match that will be played today evening at 7:00 p.m., the India Womens clash with England women in a crucial game for both teams.