In a high-voltage clash of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, traditional rivals India and Pakistan will square off in a first-round match at the County Ground in Derby, England on Sunday. The Mithali Raj-led Indian team is clear favourite in all the three departments and are also unbeaten so far in the tournament. The top three Indian batters, Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Raut, have scored a total of 399 between them in their previous two matches of this tournament against England and West Indies. On the other hand, the Pakistan batters have scored a total of 107 in their last match against England in Taunton. In the bowling department, a healthy mix of experienced pace and economical spin bowling leads the way for India. In the past encounters with Pakistan at the World Cup, India have maintained a 2-0 advantage in head-to-head records. Overall, in the history of women's One-Day Internationals (ODI), India have faced Pakistan seven times and won on all occasions. India made a dream start to the tournament by stunning hosts England by 35 runs before trouncing West Indies by seven wickets in their next encounter. Meanwhile, Sana Mir-led Pakistan are yet to taste victory in the tournament. On Sunday, they would be desperate to open their account and what better it can be if they can taste success at the expense of traditional rivals India. But it would be easier said than done as India are looking a completely different side in this tournament.
INDIA: Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mona Meshram, Veda Krishnamurthy, Poonam Raut, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sushma Verma, Poonam Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Nuzhat Parween.
PAKISTAN: Sana Mir (Captain), Ayesha Zafar, Asmavia Iqbal, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Marina Iqbal, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nain Abidi, Sidra Nawaz, Sadia Yousuf, Bismah Maroof, Waheeda Akhtar.
The ICC Women's World Cup 2017 India vs Pakistan Match will start at 03:00 PM IST, Sunday, July 02, 2017.
The India vs Pakistan, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match will be played at Derby, England. Match to start by 03:00 PM IST, Tomorrow.
The ICC Women's World Cup 2017, India vs Pakistan match to be broadcast live online on Hotstar and TV Coverage on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1.
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