India is fieding first at Cuttack © Getty Images
Cuttack: Feb 7, 2013
Pakistan captain Sana Mir has won the toss and elected to bat first in the 7-8th place playoff against India at the Barabati Stadium.
Having failed to qualify for the Super Six stage of the tournament, both teams will be playing for pride in the encounter and will want to avoid finishing last.
India captain Mithali Raj had said that her team’s bowlers had failed as a unit in their 138-run defeat to Sri Lanka. Raj will hope that the bowlers come up with a better performance.
India: Poonam Raut, Thirush Kamini, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Sulakshana Naik (wk), Reema Malhotra, Jhulan Goswami, Amita Sharma, Gouher Sultana, Ekta Bisht, Nagarajan Niranjana.
Pakistan: Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Nain Abidi, Bismah Maroof, Asmavia Iqbal, Nida Dar, Qamita Jalil, Sumaiya Siddiqi, Sana Mir (c), Batool Fatima (wk), Sadia Yousuf.