India will enter Sunday’s fixture with high confidence after winning two warm-up matches against South Africa and West Indies.
In 2017, India fell agonizingly close to winning their maiden World Cup title in England. Captain Mithali Raj will be hoping that the side can start off their campaign on a decent start.
In the batting department, Australia will be heavily relying on the likes of Captain Mithali Raj, rookie opener Shefali Verma, experienced batter Harmanpreet Kaur, wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh all-rounder Deepti Sharma to score the bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure.
On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Jhulam Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar along with the spin trio of Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma to provide timely breakthroughs and restrict the opposition to a modest total.
Pakistanwill also enter the contest with high confidence as they managed to beat New Zealand women and Bangladesh women in the warm-up matches played at Lincoln.
The management will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball against India women.
In the batting department, England will be relying heavily on the likes of captain and middle-order batter Bismah Maroof, batting all-rounder Aliya Riaz and experienced top-order batter Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan and Nida Dar o score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with.
On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu along with the spin duo of Anam Amin and Nida Dar to provide timely breakthroughs.