Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2022 Group A match between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The rain had resumed after the toss but has stopped now and looks like we will live action as her the revised schedule.
INDIA VS PAKISTAN PLAYING XI
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbhineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh.
Pakistan: Iram Javed, Muneeba Ali (wk), Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof (c), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Kainat Imtiaz, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Diana Baig, Anam Amin.
Harmanpreet Kaur is happy after losing the toss as she wanted to bowl first. Nida Dar of Pakistan is out after receiving a concussion in the last match against Barbados.
TOSS: Pakistan wins toss and elects to bat. India has two changes. Rajeshwari Gayakwad is out and in comes Sneh Rana. Harmanpreet Kaur has forgotten the other change but we will know soon enough.
In other CWG action, Jeremy Lalrinnunga has won the gold medal in the 67kg Weightlifting event and now India has five medals.
Finally some good news as the toss is scheduled for 3:55 PM IST and the covers are off. However, Pooja Vastrakar still has not joined the squad and India will dearly miss her services.
The toss was scheduled for 3:30 PM IST after rain abated, prompting even the covers to come off. But the rain is back again now and there will be another delay. As the interruption has lasted more than 30 minutes now, we are likely to lose overs now.
TOSS DELAYED DUE TO RAIN
As we wait for the final, let’s take a look at what has happened in CWG cricket so far. India suffered a heartbreaking loss in the opener against Australia. It had reduced Meg Lanning’s team to 49 for five in a chase of 155 before Grace Harris and Ashleigh Gardner turned the match on its head. Barbados, playing its first-ever international match but having the services of six West Indies players in its ranks, beat Pakistan by 15 runs.
New Zealand rode on Suzie Bates’ exceptional 64-ball 91 to script a 13-run win over South Africa before host England began its campaign by beating Sri Lanka by five wickets in a 110-run chase.
Barbados and England are on top of Group A and Group B, respectively.
There is a 30-minute buffer allotted to each CWG cricket match, barring the final, which means that overs will be lost only if 30 mintutes of play is lost.
The toss has been delayed but the drizzle is lighter now and there are signs of the sun peeking through the clouds a bit.
It might be raining in Birmingham but it isn’t enough dampen the spirit of the fans ahead of an Indo-Pak match
‘The drizzle has gotten heavier’ is what our man on the ground, Santadeep Dey, has to say
There is a heavy drizzle at Edgbaston and the news is not encouraging. It is unlikely the toss will be as per schedule.
Team India has arrived!
The news is not too good from Birmingham and we could see some rain interruptions during this high-stakes match
India and Pakistan will lock horns in a crucial Group A encounter of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Both teams are coming off losses in their first matches and will hope to bounce back on Sunday.
INDIA VS PAKISTAN PREDICTED XI
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Radha Yadav, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (c), Muneeba Ali (wk), Iram Javed, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Tuba Hassan.
INDIA VS PAKISTAN DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM
Wicketkeepers: Muneeba Ali
Batters: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harleen Deol, Bismah Maroof
All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nida Dar
Bowlers: Renuka Thakur (vc), Diana Baig, Fatima Sana
Where and when to watch IND-W vs PAK-W CWG 2022 Live?
The Commonwealth Games 2022 Group A T20I match between India and Pakistan will be aired LIVE on the Sony Sports Network at 3:30 PM IST. The match will also be streamed LIVE on the SonyLIV app.
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