The Indian Women’s Cricket team has made a cautious start in their second ODI against the West Indies Women in Antigua. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Indian side has been able to put together a steady opening stand of 39 runs in the first 10 overs.
The opening pair of Punam Raut and Smriti Mandhana have looked comfortable at the crease and have been able to rotate the strike well. Raut has been the more aggressive of the two, scoring 18 runs off 31 balls while Mandhana has been more watchful and has contributed 16 runs off 38 balls.
The Indian team will be looking to build on their steady start and post a competitive total. The experienced duo of Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj will be key to India’s batting performance and will be looking to build on the good start provided by the openers.
Harmanpreet, who is the captain of the Indian side, will be looking to lead from the front and guide the team to a back to back win. She has been in good form in the series so far, scoring a match-winning half-century in the first ODI.
The West Indies Women have been impressive in this series so far and will be looking to put up a fight in this match. They have a good bowling attack led by Anisa Mohammed, who will be looking to keep the Indian batsmen in check.
It promises to be an exciting contest between two evenly matched sides. The Indian team will be looking to build on their good start and go on to post a competitive total. It will be interesting to see how the match progresses and which team comes out on top.