Prior to this match the concern over the weather had focused on St Lucia where the Group A matches are taking place, but some torrential morning rain left the groundstaff with much to do and it was to their credit that there was only a minimal delay to the start and no overs were lost.
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Skipper Harmanpreet declared open the tournament with her blazing hundred against New Zealand at the Providence, the same venue where India will face Ireland.More news: 'Rabid' raccoons turn out to be drunk on fermented crabapples
Knowing that a win against Ireland would all but seal a semi-final berth, Harmanpreet Kaur's women would be keen to complete, what seems on paper, a formality before heading into the final group game against table toppers, (on net run rate) Australia.
Put in to bat, India got off to a steady 67-run start from Mithali and Smriti Mandhana (33 off 29 balls; 4X4, 6X1) before the southpaw once again departed after getting a decent start.
India has also shown flexibility in the batting order depending on the match situation.More news: Spain to allow Kosovan athletes to use flag, anthem
Only two players reached double figures as Ireland closed on 93-8 and they remain winless from three games.
Let's have a look at the playing XIs of both teams.. She has already beguiled batters with her slow and loopy leg spinners while being ably supported by Dayalan Hemalatha with the rest of the bowling pack.
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While Harmanpreet and Mithali are expected to form the backbone of the Indian innings, the team management will be hoping to give enough match time to the likes of the other batswomen in Veda Krishnamurthy, stumper Taniya Bhatia and Dayalan Hemalatha before the tournament enters its business end.