Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023: India’s Predicted Playing XI against Ireland

By Daniel S

February 20, 2023

The Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023 happening in South Africa has been entertaining. Indian fans had a great time watching the premier T20 competition, but England spoiled their party, handing them the first defeat for the Indian Eves in the season.

As such, the upcoming clash against Ireland becomes ever-important for the Women in Blue, who are sitting second on the points table for Group B. Ireland, on the other hand, have not won a single game in the three they have played. Here’s how India’s playing XI could look in the next game.

Top Order

Top Order, India's Predicted XI
Top Order, India’s Predicted XI (Source: Twitter)

Shafali Verma: Shafali Verma should ride on her decent outings in the Women’s 20-20 World Cup. She has scored 33 and 28 runs in the first two games and has helped her side make a strong start. However, she could not register a good score against England in the last game and must be looking to make amends against Ireland.

Smriti Mandhana: After missing out on the first high-octane clash against Pakistan, Smriti Mandhana returned for the game against West Indies. Mandhana announced her arrival to form with a brilliant fifty in the match against England. She would surely keep her position in the XI.

Jemimah Rodrigues: At number 3, Jemimah Rodrigues would continue preserving her spot. He batted exceptionally well in the opening game against Pakistan. But she has had two low scores back-to-back against West Indies and England. Yet, she’s the best option for India at number 3.