In this clash of heavyweights, Can India women beat England women at home?
We predict that England Women will defeat India Women.
Indian women’s team will play against England women’s team in the first ODI contest of the three-match ODI series. This ODI series will be a part of the India Women Tour of England. This match will be hosted at County Ground, Bristol on 27th June 2021.
In the past five head-to-head contests between these two teams, India holds the edge by winning three out of five matches. The past records might not indicate the current situation as all the past matches between these teams have been played more than two years ago. The unpredictable outcome of this match makes it even more interesting.
England women’s team is considered to be one of the most balanced teams in the International circuit. They currently rank third in the ICC ODI rankings list. After a tough contest in Test cricket with India women, this will be the first time England will face India in a limited over contest since 2019.
Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver might open the innings for this England team. The inclusion of just one opening batsmen in this team could be a cause of concern for this team. Heather Knight, Amy Jones, and Lauren Winfield-Hill will form the batting middle order for England. Tammy Beaumont will have the responsibility to score runs at a higher strike rate in this squad, while Nat Sciver and Heather Knight have the responsibility to anchor the innings for England and avoid the collapse of the batting order. Sophia Dunkley will be expected to finish the innings for England in this match.
Sarah Glenn and Anya Shrubsole will lead the bowling attack for England Women. This team has many bowling alternatives in their playing 11 and that is one of the advantages of playing a team with the majority of all-rounders. Sophie Ecclestone can be a game-changing bowler in this bowling unit. Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, and Heather Knight provide this team with excellent bowling alternatives.
Key Players: Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole.
Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Sophia Dunkley, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Brunt, Emily Arlott.
Sarah Glenn, Lauren Winfield, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Amy Ellen Jones, Kate Cross, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt
Indian ODI team currently ranks fourth in the ICC Ranking for ODI. There have been very few cricket matches since the past two years for this team, it will be difficult for the Indian team to adapt to the away conditions. Performance in the Test would have definitely boosted the confidence levels of this team.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are expected to be the opening pair for India in this match. Both the opening batsmen have been in excellent form and will pose serious trouble for the opposing team’s bowling unit. Mithali Raj, Jemmah Rodrigues, and Harmapreet Kaur will form the batting middle order for this team. Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur provide this batting unit with a steady run rate, this gives other batsmen in the team an opportunity to take risks in the innings. Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut provide this team with capable power-hitting alternatives.
Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma will be the key bowlers for the India women team in this ODI series. The bowling duo of Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav will play an important role in the result of the match for India. This team has selective bowling alternatives and that makes it important that all the bowlers perform to the best of their capabilities. For the Indian side to win this contest, it will be vital that the bowing unit performs collectively as a team.
Key Players: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Mithali Raj, Jemmah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Radha Yadav, Jhulan Goswami.
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (c), Jemmah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Jhulan Goswami.
Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Jhulan Goswami, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Mithali Raj, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||24||0 mm.||5.04 k/h||From: SSW||75%|
|03h||23||0 mm.||4.76 k/h||From: SSW||83%|
|06h||22||0 mm.||4.63 k/h||From: SSW||91%|
|09h||21||0 mm.||4.34 k/h||From: SSW||73%|
|12h||24||0 mm.||5.37 k/h||From: SW||63%|
|15h||29||0 mm.||6.48 k/h||From: SW||8%|
|18h||30||0 mm.||6.96 k/h||From: SSW||9%|
|21h||28||0 mm.||6.68 k/h||From: SSW||53%|
The weather for this match will be partly sunny with a possibility of light rains. The temperature will vary between 19°C to 14°C.
The venue for this match is County Ground, Bristol. Both the teams are completely aware of the weather conditions at this venue, though the pitch will have different characteristics than that of the Test. This venue will also give a home advantage for the England women team.
Toss is crucial in ODI matches as the weather conditions drastically change as the day passes by. At this venue, it will be easier to bat in the second inning. Whichever team wins the toss, will choose to bowl first.
Looking at the past records and the current form of both the teams, England has a clear advantage in this contest against India. England will be playing this match with a majority of all-rounders, this provides England with ample alternatives in batting and bowling.
We predict that England Women will defeat India Women.