Due to their 138-run defeat to Sri Lanka, the Indian eves would now have to go through the qualifiers if they want to play in the next edition of the World Cup.
The Mithali Raj-led team will have to put their best foot forward to salvage some pride against Pakistan.
The pressure to win will be on the hosts after two back-to-back defeats (against England and Sri Lanka).
If India have some bowling and fielding issues, Pakistan need to get their batting right. India’s bowlers — former skipper Jhulan Goswami, Nagarajan Niranjana and Ekta Bisht — have been unable to restrict the opposition.
While, Harmanpreet Kaur, Karu Jain and Murugesan Tirushkamini have contributed with the bat, 30-year-old Raj, No 1 batswoman in ODIs on the ICC rankings, has been unable to find form.
Pakistan too are in the throes of adversity. SA handed them a 126-run defeat to ensure their exit from the tournament. They were able to put on board only 84, 104 and 81 against Aus, NZ and SA respectively.
Photos: 'Dangal' girls Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh's dinner outing
Photos: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah spotted at the Mumbai airport
Photos: Rakhi Sawant to play Honeypreet in Ram Rahim biopic
Photos: Arvind Kejriwal asks Kamal Haasan to join politics
Photos: TV actress who played goddesses on the small screen