Toss Barbados chose to bowl vs India
Vastrakar, who only arrived in Birmingham two days earlier following a recovery from Covid-19, offers a handy seam option and some lower order firepower with the bat, thereby lending better balance to the side. Taniya’s inclusion, meanwhile, pointed to the team management having shelved the idea of having a makeshift wicketkeeper for now.
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
Barbados : Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews (capt), Kycia Knight (wk), Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Shanika Bruce