India vs Ireland: Everything you need to know

A record-breaking knock from Javeria Khan led Pakistan to their highest ever total at the Women's World T20 2018

Having convincingly won their first two matches, a dominant India will look to stamp their authority and inch closer to a semi-final berth when they face a lowly Ireland in a Group B match.

With two wins in two outings, against title contenders New Zealand and arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian women are high on confidence.

In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium.

Ireland, on the other hand, have lost to both Australia and Pakistan. India will enter the game against the Irish as overwhelming favourites but Kaur is aware that her team can not afford to take things for granted in this mega-event.

Joyce would make 30 off 31 balls but when she was trapped lbw by Aiman Anwer, Ireland folded - losing 6-16 - as they fell well short of their target. Ireland cannot only do their cause a world of good, but play party-poopers for Kaur's team by punching above their weight in this one. Their stated aim at the World T20 was to win at least one match - they had identified the tie against Pakistan as their best chance - and try to ensure direct qualification for the next edition of the World T20. In the first game against New Zealand, as the team tried to put up a huge total, they sent in the pinch hitters and Raj didn't get to bat.

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Pakistan made their highest total in all ICC Women's World T20, with both Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar making fifties. It could have been a bit better, we took them until the 19th over, but we could have planned it better.

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In the bowling department, off-break bowler Dayalan Hemalatha and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav have shone with 10 wickets between them so far, and the seamers will look to get going in the coming games.

While skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and the young Jemimah Rodrigues batted out the White Ferns comprehensively in the first match, the second game witnessed a composed knock from veteran Mithali Raj that helped India outshine Pakistan.

Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will provide live television coverage of the match in India.

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Mithali Raj, Arundhati Reddy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav. The spin duo of Hemalatha and Poonam shared six and four wickets between them in the two matches.

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