This is the first time India will play under lights in the event. The winner will go through to the last four.
Vastrakar and batter S Meghana had tested positive for Covid-19 but have joined the squad now. While Meghana played against Pakistan, it will be interesting to see if Vastrakar is fielded against Barbados. Vastrakar was a big miss for India in the opening game, as they suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of world ODI and T20 champions Australia.
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Another allrounder India will be banking on is off-spinner Sneh Raha, who took two wickets in the eighth over in her comeback game as India skittled out Pakistan for 99 in 18 overs in a rain-curtailed game.
“It’s a special feeling. Everything we planned in the net sessions worked out,” she said after the game.
India will also hope both their star batters, Smriti Mandhana and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, will come to the party in this key clash.