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England Women vs India Women, free match prediction 31 Jan 2020

31 Jan 2020 | 08:40 | Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia
147/7 in 20.0 7.35
150/5 in 19.3 7.69 winner

Toss Winner - India Women won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner India Women beat England Women by 5 wickets

England, India women lock horns in tri-series opener at Canberra!

  • Openers Danielle Wyatt and Amy Jones have been standout performers for England women in the T20 format
  • India women completed a clean sweep over West Indies women in the five-match T20I series
  • Jemima Rodrigues and Radhav Yadav have been consistent performers for India women in the 20-over format

England Women to register a comfortable win at Canberra!

  • Tournament: Womens T20I Tri-Series in Australia, 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

England and India will fight it out in the opening game of the 2020 Australia women’s Tri-Nation series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday.

Heather Knight led-unit is coming into the tri-series on the back of excellent performances delivered in the previous T20I series played against Pakistan in Malaysia. The side completely dominated the proceedings and completed 3-0 whitewash over Pakistan in the three-match series. England will be looking to continue their good form and do well in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, India completed a clean sweep over West Indies in the five-match T20I series played in the Caribbean last year. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will be looking to field their best combination for this opening game of tri-series.

Teams Preview

England Women Preview

The side will be keen to draw first blood in this opening fixture against India Women. Experienced players will need to deliver the goods with bat and ball in this contest. Rookie all-rounder Mady Villiers has retained her place in the T20 squad picked for Australia women Tri-series competition.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the top-order trio of Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont and Amy Ellen Jones to make notable scores in this contest. Since Jan 2019, Danielle Wyatt has topped the batting charts for England women in the T20 format. She has accumulated 422 runs in 13 innings at an average of 35.16 with four half-centuries to her name.

In the previous T20I series, opener Amy Ellen Jones was the standout performer with the bat for England women. In 3 matches, Amy accumulated 179 runs at an average of 59.66 with two half-centuries to her name. England has a strong middle-order comprising of Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver and Fran Wilson, who will need to contribute to the team’s cause in this contest.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt to make crucial breakthroughs in this game. Since Jan 2019, Pacer Katherine Brunt has been leading wicket-taker for England women in the T20 format. She has claimed 15 wickets in 9 matches at an economy rate of 6.56.

England Women Predicted Playing XI:

Heather Knight (captain), Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Tammy Beaumont, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Sara Glenn, Laura Winfield, Mady Villiers, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone and Kathryn Cross.

England Women Actual Playing XI:

Sarah Glenn, Danielle Wyatt, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt

India Women Preview

The side is coming into the tri-series on the back of the five-match winning streak in the T20 format. Indian Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will be confident that the side can deliver a strong show with bat and ball against England women. Richa Ghosh and Nuzhat Parween have been included in the T20 squad for tri-series in Australia.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the in-form players like Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues to do the bulk of the scoring. Rookie opener Shafali Verma was the standout batsman for India in the previous T20I series played in the Caribbean. In 5 matches, Shafali accumulated 158 runs at an average of 39.50 with two half-centuries to her name.

For the past 12 months, experienced opener Smriti Mandhana has been leading run-scorer for India Women in the T20 format. Smriti Mandhana has scored 405 runs in 14 innings at an average of 31.15 with four fifties to her name. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma will make up the middle-order for the side for this game.

In the bowling department, the focus will be on the spin trio of Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.  Since 2019, Left-arm orthodox spinner Radha Yadav has been the leading wicket-taker in the T20 format. She has claimed 21 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 13.19.

India Women Predicted Playing XI:

Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harleen Doel, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey.

India Women Actual Playing XI:

Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 38 0 mm. 2.92 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 41 0 mm. 3.71 k/h From: NNW 0%
06h 40 0 mm. 3.61 k/h From: NW 6%
09h 31 0 mm. 2 k/h From: WNW 46%
12h 25 0 mm. 1.31 k/h From: WSW 25%
15h 24 0 mm. 1.17 k/h From: WSW 2%
18h 22 0 mm. 0.54 k/h From: NW 6%
21h 26 0 mm. 0.94 k/h From: NNW 0%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the surface will have something for the quick bowlers with the new-ball. The weather condition for the game to be played on Friday is expected to be sunny with a moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Manuka Oval in Canberra is going to host the tri-series opener between England women and India women. England women will take heart from the fact that they have four games out of five played at this venue. On the other hand, India has yet to play a T20 game in Canberra.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to win the toss and make use of moisture in the surface.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, England Women is expected to win this game against India Women. The wickets in Australia will have pace and bounce, so it will certainly suit England’s style of play in comparison to India.

England Women to register a comfortable win at Canberra!

Author: Shoaib Z.