Women’s T20 World Cup: India need to up their game against England
After being put underneath strain in their earlier two video games, India can have no room for error after they tackle a formidable England within the Women’s T20 World Cup right here on Friday.
A win against world quantity two England on Friday will take the Harmanpreet Kaur-led facet successfully into the knock-out stage, to be competed amongst prime two groups from Group 1 and a pair of.
The Indians beat arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets earlier than notching a extra convincing six-wicket win against West Indies earlier this week.
While the dual wins put India in a robust place to qualify for the semifinals, it was hard-hitting teenager Richa Ghosh’s brilliance which pulled the ‘Women in Blue’ over the road on each events.
Against England, the top-order can have to give a greater account of themselves. U-19 World Cup-winning captain Shafali Verma has been unable to convert her begins within the match up to now, gifting away her wicket at essential junctures.
Back after nursing a finger damage, Smriti Mandhana regarded in imperious contact as she timed the ball to perfection however could not go the space.
Jemimah Rodrigues will search some consistency whereas skipper Kaur has additionally regarded in good contact and has made helpful contributions although she has not scored massive up to now with 33 being her highest.
They can have to navigate England’s spin trio of Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn.
While the bowling division put up a much-improved present against West Indies, the Indian bowlers can have to bowl out of their pores and skin against England, who’ve the likes teenager Alice Capsey, who will head into the match excessive on confidence after notching the joint-fastest fifty in Women’s T20 World Cup historical past.
Pooja Vastrakar has been spectacular, sharing the brand new ball duties with Renuka Singh whereas the ever-reliable Deepti Sharma bowled showcased exemplary demise bowling against West Indies.
The fielding too has been patchy, with mis-fields and dropped catch marring some stellar show. India can sick afford the sloppiness against England who’re certain punish any errors.
On the opposite hand, agency title contenders England, like India, are additionally unbeaten after two video games and are best-placed to qualify for the semifinals.
On the identical factors as India (+0.590), Heather Knight and Co. lead the group owing to a superior web run charge of +2.497.
The mixture of youth and expertise is doing the trick for the previous champions with the likes of Capsey and Lauren Bell supporting the expertise of Knight, Nat and Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Danni Wyatt.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey.
England: Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill and Danni Wyatt.
Match begins 6.30 IST.
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