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WOMEN’S T20I TRI-SERIES – MATCH 3 – INDIA WOMEN VS ENGLAND WOMEN – FANTASY PREVIEW

The hosts India Women team set to play their second match and takes on England this time. India lost to Australia in the first game while England started the tournament with an emphatic victory over Australia. If England win, they will go top in the leader board but if India wins, all three teams will stay with 1 win each. Match 3 between India Women vs England Women is schedule to start at 10 AM IST | 4:30 AM GMT on Sunday, 25th March 2018.

 

INDIA WOMEN :

The all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur is the captain of India’s T20 side and the team started with a heavy loss on Thursday. There were some collapse in middle-order which caused a run-flow for the team against Australia. Smriti Mandhana scored a valuable 67 runs and Anuja Patil scored quick 35 runs which helped India to post 152 runs on the board. Among bowlers, the experienced Jhulan Goswami led the attack and took 3 for 30. Poonam Yadav was the other who picked a wicket for India. As rest other bowers didn’t bowl well, India lost that game. Few changes are expected in Indian lineup for this clash against England. The most experienced Mithali Raj took her time to score 18 runs against Australia. But, she should come with better knock at better strike-rate this time. The run machine Smriti Mandhana was at her best other day, hope for another impressive knock from her in this game too. It wasn’t a great day for the skipper Harmanpreet with neither bat or bowl. The hard hitter struggled to score runs in the first game, hopefully she learned from her mistakes and play an aggressive knock in this match. She would surprise you with wickets too.

The young Jemimah Rodrigues also had a bad outing on Thursday. She is just 17-years old but well talented player. We can expect a contrast performance from her compare to the previous game. Veda Krishnamurthy is an useful batswomen in middle-order and she could score runs at healthy strike rate. The all-rounder Anuja Patil had a good day against Australia where she scored 35 off 21 balls and also bowled an economical spell of 4 overs. She played some good cricket against South Africa last month and she is the key player of India. Too expensive spell by all-rounder Shikha Pandey would open the doors for the other all-rounder Deepti Sharma. She had proved a lot in an ODI cricket but yet to play much of matches in T20I format. She is very useful player with both bat and bowl, so she has a chance to get the match on Sunday. Rumali Dhar’s place in jeopardy after she bowled an expensive spell other day. If she is not playing Pooja Vastrakar might replaces her in the XI. The left-arm spinner Poonam Yadav was at her best against Australia and she should carry on that good bowling form against England too. Once again, Jhulan Goswami will lead the bowling attack.

 

ENGLAND WOMEN :

The England women’s team was dominated against Australia in their first match. First they were restricted Australia for 149 for 8 in 20 overs. An experienced Jenny Gunn (3 wickets), Natalie Sciver (2) and Danielle Hazell (1) helped their side to be a favorite at end of Australia innings. England batswomen faced a bit of trouble with 2 early wickets but Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver’s respective unbeaten half-centuries took England home. With that clinical performances with both bat and ball, England is likely to go with the same XI against India. The power-hitting opener Danielle Wyatt departed for 18 runs against Australia but she is quite dangerous player at top of the order and she could win the game on her own. Bryony Smith made her debut in the game against Australia and her debut was not much sweeter. She dismissed for just 1 run but she will get a second chance.

The experiences of Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver won the game for their team. Beaumont scored an unbeaten 58 runs off 44 balls and she also took care of wicket-keeping. Natalie was the player of the match for her contributions of 2 wickets and an unbeaten 68 runs. No wonder if Sciver come with another all-round performances on Sunday. Captain Heather Knight also well experienced player and she will score quick runs whenever she gets batting opportunities. Middle-order batswomen Fran Wilson and the new-comer Alice Davidson will keep their places safe even after they didn’t offer anything in the first game. The all-rounder Jenny Gunn was an excellent with a bowl and claimed 3 for 26 in 4 overs against Australia. She will continue to offer the similar damage against India too. Bowlers Katie George and Sophie Ecclestone remained wicket-less but both of them deserves a place in the team. The other bowler Danielle Hazell was very good with her 4 overs spell, hope for some more better performances from her on Sunday.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

INDIA WOMEN :

  • Smriti Mandhana
  • Mithali Raj
  • Anuja Patil
  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Poonam Yadav
  • Veda Krishnamurthy
  • Jhulan Goswami

 

ENGLAND WOMEN :

  • Danielle Wyatt
  • Natalie Sciver
  • Tammy Beaumont
  • Heather Knight
  • Jenny Gunn
  • Danielle Hazell
  • Alice Davidson

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

INDIA WOMEN :

1. Mithali Raj, 2. Smriti Mandhana, 3. Jemimah Rodrigues, 4. Harmanpreet Kaur, 5. Deepti Sharma / Shikha Pandey, 6. Anuja Patil, 7. Veda Krishnamurthy, 8. Taniya Bhatia, 9. Rumali Dhar / Pooja Vastrakar, 10. Jhulan Goswami, 11. Poonam Yadav.

ENGLAND WOMEN :

1. Danielle Wyatt, 2. Bryony Smith, 3. Tammy Beaumont, 4. Natalie Sciver, 5. Heather Knight, 6. Fran Wilson, 7. Jenny Gunn, 8. Alice Davidson, 9. Sophie Ecclestone, 10. Katie George, 11. Danielle Hazell.

 

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

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