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England Women vs India Women, ENGW vs INDW, Today Match Prediction 16 June 2021

County Ground, Bristol, England

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Toss Winner - England Women won the toss and chose to bat first

Match drawn

England women, India women lock horns in one-off Test at Bristol

  • In 2019, England women played an Ashes Test against Australia women.
  • Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have been the standout performers for India in the five-day format.
  • Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt have been decent performers for England in Test cricket

Expect England women to register a comfortable win in one-off Test.

Tournament: India Women tour of England, 2021 | Format: TEST | Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England | Toss: To Bat

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Host England women will take on India women in a one-off Test to be played at Bristol County Ground on Wednesday.

November 2014 was the last time India played Test cricket. The side registered a comprehensive win over South Africa by an innings and 34 runs. On the other hand, England women will return to Test cricket after playing an Ashes Test against Australia two years ago.

Skipper Heather Knight will be hoping that the side can start well in this one-off Test. Earlier this year, England women comfortably brushed aside New Zealand women in the ODI and T20I series played in New Zealand

On the other hand, Indian skipper Mithali Raj will be hoping that the side can adjust to the conditions and deliver a decent show in this landmark Test.

England Women Preview

Uncapped Emily Arlott has earned her maiden call-up to England’s Test squad for the one-off Test against India. Tasha Farrant and Sophia Dunkley are other promising players picked by the selectors for this historic game.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on captain Heather Knight, opening batsman Tammy Beaumont, wicket-keeper Amy Jones and all-rounder Natalie Sciver to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since 2017, Heather Knight has been leading the batting charts for England in Test cricket. In two matches, Heather has accumulated 169 runs in three innings at an average of 84.50.

Lauren Winfield, Georgia Elwiss and Katherine Brunt will make up the middle-order for England women for this fixture.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole and Kate Cross to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Sophie Ecclestone and Sophia Dunkley are two prominent options for the side for Bristol Test.

England Women Predicted Playing XI:

Heather Knight (captain), Natalie Sciver (vice-captain). Amy Ellen-Jones (wk), Tammy Beaumont, Georgia Elwiss, Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole and Kate Cross.

England Women Actual Playing XI:

Heather Knight, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Lauren Winfield, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss

India Women Preview

The visitors have named their full-strength squad for the one-off Test against England. The team management will be looking to assess the pitch conditions at Bristol and will be looking to select their best combination for this one-off Test.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on opener Smriti Mandhana, captain Mithali Raj, middle-order duo of Harmanpreet Kaur and Punam Raut to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Mithali Raj is the most experienced player in the batting department for this one-off Test. Captain has previously made 10 appearances for India women in Test cricket, in which he has scored 663 runs at an average of 51.00 with one century and four half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace duo of Shikha Pandey and Jhulan Goswami to make crucial breakthroughs. Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar and Poonam Yadav are other prominent bowling options for the side.

Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami has experience of playing Test matches in England. In four matches played in England, Goswami has claimed 23 wickets at an average of 14.93 with three five-wicket hauls to his name.

India Women Predicted Playing XI:

Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Tanya Bhatia (wk), Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemima Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar/Poonam Yadav

India Women Actual Playing XI:

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jhulan Goswami, Punam Raut, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Mithali Raj, Taniya Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar

W. speed
W. direction
1.29 mm.
2.16 k/h
From: SSW
0 mm.
2.75 k/h
From: W
0 mm.
2.55 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
2.71 k/h
From: NW
0 mm.
3.84 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
3.27 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
3.41 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
2.72 k/h
From: NNW

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the wicket at County Ground in Bristol is generally good for batting. There will be something for quick bowlers a Duke Ball tends to swing for longer periods. The weather forecast for all five days is to be decent with light chance of rain on day 2 of the Test match.

Venue Details

Bristol County Ground is going to host the one-off Test between England women and India women.

India women will take heart from the fact that they won their last two Test matches in England- (2006 in Taunton, 2014- Wormsley).

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a competitive score in their first innings.

After analyzing both the teams, England women will start as slight favorites as are they playing in their home conditions. With likes of Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt in the squad, the home side will be looking to deliver a strong show in this one-off Test.

On the other hand, India have the resources at their disposal to upstage England in this contest.

Expect England women to register a comfortable win in one-off Test.


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Author: Shoaib Z.