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India vs Bangladesh Women 2023: 1st ODI confirmed Playing 11

Harmanpreet Kaur to lead a solid squad as we look at the confirmed best playing 11 for India W vs Bangladesh Women in 1st ODI 2023. 

Official Playing 11 for both Teams:

India’s Playing 11: 

Priya Punita, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Amanjot Kaur, Sneh Rana, Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastrakar & Anusha Bareddy 

Bangladesh’s Playing 11:

Murshida Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana(c&wk), Shorna Akter, Nahida Akter, Ritu Moni, Fahima Khatun, Rabeya Khan, Marufa Akter & Sultana Khatun

Team India Women have concluded their first half of the 2023 Bangladesh tour in a not-so-convincing but effective manner. While leading the T20 series 2-0, Bangladesh prevented a whitewash by winning the 3rd T20I, thus ending the series 2-1 in Team India’s favour.

The focus now shifts to 50-over format which Team India would be playing after a gap of almost 10 months. September 2022 was the last time Indian women played an ODI, and the squad has seen some drastic changes since then including the retirement of veteran player Jhulan Goswami. 

Surprisingly, this would be the first time India would be playing an ODI series vs Bangladesh women in Bangladesh. Overall, India have played Bangladesh women 5 times, and ended as victorious on all 5 occasions. The last time India played Bangladesh was on March 2022. 

So, as we wait for the match to begin, let’s analyze the squad for Team India, and look at the best playing 11 for India vs Bangladesh women’s 1st ODI 2023. Before that, let’s look at the official squad for Team India, and key match details.  

Match Details:

Series: India Women Tour of Bangladesh 2023

Type: 1st ODI

Where: Mirpur

When: July 16, 2023, 9 am IST 

India W vs Bangladesh Women 2023 – ODI Series Squad for Team India:

Batters: Amanjot Kaur, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Priya Punia, Shafali Verma & Smriti Mandhana (vc)

WKs: Uma Chetry & Yastika Bhatia

All-rounders: Anusha Bareddy, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya & Sneh Rana

Bowlers: Anjali Sarvani, Meghna Singh, Monica Patel, Pooja Vastrakar & Rashi Kanojiya

Team India’s Predicted Playing 11

Openers – Shafali Verma & Smriti Mandhana

Team India played Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma as their openers for the T20 series. While India have Priya Punia in the ODI squad as an opener, it is unlikely she would get an opportunity. So, we should see the same opening combination for the ODI series as well.

Middle-order – Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues & Harmanpreet Kaur (c)

The middle-order shouldn’t change either for Team India with wicket-keeper Yastika Bhatia at 3, Jemimah Rodrigues at 4, and Captain Harmanpreet Kaur at 5. These three form for a solid middle-order, and the only change that can happen is the change in the batting order. 

Lower-order – Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma & Sneh Rana

For the lower-order, Team India should have Sneh Rana, who has been specifically picked for the ODI series. With All-rounder Sneh Rana in the loop in place of Minnu Mana, Harleen Deol and Deepti Sharma should complete the rest of the lower-order for Team India. 

Bowlers – Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastrakar & Meghna Singh

For the bowling, India played quite a thin bowling line-up in the T20 series. But expect that to change in the ODI series with Devika Vaidya and Meghna Singh getting an opportunity in place of Anusha Bareddy and Amanjot Kaur. Devika Vaidya has the experience, and so does Meghna Singh, which will be beneficial for Team India for the ODI series. 

India W vs Bangladesh Women 2023 1st ODI Predicted Playing 11 for India:

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Devika Vaidya Pooja Vastrakar & Meghna Singh

So, that’s about the best predicted playing 11 for Team India for the 1st ODI vs Bangladesh women. Overall, 9 players select for themselves. The only debatable options that we will have to look at are that of Devika Vaidya and Meghna Singh. 

India W vs Bangladesh Women 2023 1st ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Bangladesh:

The squad is yet to be announced

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