The Greenshirts are desperate to defeat their arch-rivals, India Today

BIRMINGHAM: After suffering a 15 run loss to Barbados on Friday night, the Pakistan women’s cricket team will be desperate for a win to stay in contention when they face tough India in their second match of cricket’s Group A Commonwealth Games T20 here at Edgbaston Stadium on Sunday (today).

The match starts at 3 p.m. PST.

It was a blow for the team led by Bismah Maroof when they were defeated by Barbados in a game where the Pakistani batters were seen struggling with the rebound and deflection.

Nida Dar was the only hitter who played with grace, landing a few great shots before returning 50 steps on 31 balls.

The match is very important for both teams as India were also beaten by Australia by three wickets in their opening game the other day.

The two teams have faced each other 11 times in T20I cricket. India, currently ranked No. 4, have won nine matches while seventh-placed Pakistan have won two matches.

The last time the two teams met in a T20I match was at the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Providence, Guyana. The Indian women won by seven wickets.

Squad: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza (wicket keeper), Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (wicket keeper), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal and Tuba Hassan.

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