The first ever Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in 2023 in India, as India faces Ireland in the tournament opener on Saturday 10th July.
India, who have competed in nine previous T20 World Cups, will be hoping they can make a good start to the tournament and make their way to the final.
Ireland, on the other hand, will be making their tournament debut after having participated in the ODI World Cup twice and the T20 World Cup four times. They will be hoping to build on their recent success, which has seen them lift the World Cup of Cricket in 2020.
The match between India and Ireland will be the first of 50 scheduled matches with top teams from all over the world battling it out for the trophy.
Other matches at the tournament will be held across various venues in India, including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Hyderabad.
The tournament will be the biggest women’s global event of 2023 and promises to be one of the most exciting ever, with many of the world’s best players taking part.
It will be the first global Women’s T20 tournament since the inaugural Women’s T20 World Cup in 2009 and the first in India since 2018.
The matches will be broadcast live to millions across the globe, and fans of cricket around the world will no doubt be eagerly awaiting the start of the tournament.
India vs Ireland T20 World Cup Match Prediction
India and Ireland will be going head to head today in the T20 World Cup in what promises to be an interesting match. Both teams have had impressive performances at the tournament so far and will be looking to make a statement on the global stage.
In the batting department, India will be looking to the explosive opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to provide the runs. Sharma is one of the most consistent players in international cricket and will be looking to lead from the front. Dhawan is also in hot form, having scored two half-centuries in his last two matches.
On the bowling front, the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will be tasked with containing Ireland’s powerful batsmen. Both these players have been very successful so far in the tournament and will be key to containing the Irish run rate. Furthermore, Hardik Pandya’s bowling will be critical in containing the Irish batsmen in the death overs.
India have an edge in this match and should be able to emerge victorious. They have a formidable batting line up and a bowling attack that is capable of taking wickets at regular intervals. However, Ireland will certainly make it interesting, and we could be in for a thrilling match.
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India Women’s Cricket Team Leads Ireland in T20 World Championship
India’s national women’s cricket team has taken an unassailable lead in the ongoing T20 World Championship against Ireland in Bangalore. The Indian team, under the captaincy of Mithali Raj, cruised to an impressive five-wicket victory in the first T20 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Batting first, Ireland managed to post a total of 118 runs in 20 overs. However, their bowling attack was no match for the experienced Indian batting lineup. Opener Smriti Mandana set the tempo for India’s batting with a quick-fire 37* off just 28 deliveries. Skipper Mithali Raj stood like a rock in the middle order as she scored a patient 31 off 47 balls.
This was complemented perfectly by some brisk hitting from young all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who ended with a brisk 24 runs in just 13 deliveries. With these efforts, India reached their target of 118 in just 18.5 overs, thus taking an unassailable lead in the series.
India certainly proved their mettle in the first match and would look to extend the lead when the two sides face off in the remaining two matches. Analysts believe that this series will provide an interesting insight into the development of women’s cricket in India and the capabilities of the Indian team. With this in mind, the Indian team will certainly hope to come out on top and cap off the series with yet another resounding victory.