England in search of their first points against Thailand!
England will win the match!
|New Zealand Women||1||1||0||0||0||2||1.065|
|Sri Lanka Women||2||0||2||0||0||0||-0.609|
ICC Women`s World Cup has been closely contested with thrilling matches between the teams. Both England and Thailand lost their opening matches against South Africa and West Indies respectively. England has been struggling in the T20I format lately after their superb showing for the last two years.
Thailand is currently living a dream with its maiden World Cup participation and will look get their first points on board soon. Both teams will fight it out in this match to gain valuable 2 points in the table.
England batting unit struggled big-time losing wickets at regular intervals and ended up with a below-par score of 123 runs on board. Nat Sciver played alone fighting knock of 50 runs off 41 balls. Amy Ellen Jones looked in good touch scoring 23 runs off 20 balls at the top. The rest of the batting unit never looked comfortable in their stay at the crease.
Sophie Ecclestone picked up two wickets after the 15th over but was not enough to halt the chase. Anya Shrubsole and Sarah Glenn came up with a wicket each in the match but their total ended up very less for their bowling unit to defend. Their bowlers failed to defend 33 runs in the last three overs.
Nat Sciver – Nat Sciver came in at 25/1 and by the time she was dismissed the score read as 109/6. She scored a valiant fifty when wickets were tumbling around her to take their team to a respectable total. She had an ordinary day with the ball with figures of 4-0-27-0.
Sophie Ecclestone – Ecclestone had figures of 3-0-11-1 but her penultimate over cost 10 runs leaving just 9 runs to chase off the last over. She finished with figures of 4-0-19-2 but will be dejected with the six she gave at the crucial moment.
Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn
|A Ellen Jones||23||20||4||0||115|
Sarah Glenn, Danielle Wyatt, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt
Thailand debut match in World Cup was not a fairy tale affair for them and they scored just 78/9 in their 20 overs. Nannapet Koncharenkoi top scored with 33 runs on board for the team alongside Narumol Chaiwai(13 runs). No other player crossed the double-digit mark in their line-up last night. Soraya Lateh picked her maiden international wicket and was the only wicket-taker for Thailand. Saleepom Laomi, Chanida Sutthiruang, and Nattaya Boothachatham bowled economical spells and had combined figures of 9.4-1-31-0 in the last match.
Nattaya Boothachatam – Boothachatam bowled two overs in the powerplay and gave away just 3 runs. And she had figures of 3-0-5-0 at one point and finished with 3.4-0-9-0 in the match. We can expect her to continue her tight spell in this match too.
Nannapaet Koncharenkai – She had a painstaking stay in the crease scoring 33 runs off 48 balls. But she was the only player to spend valuable time in the crease the last match. She will look to build on that momentum and score some vital runs in this match.
Sornnarin Tippoch (c), Nattaya Boochatham, Naruemol Chaiwai, Suleeporn Laomi, Nattakan Chantam, Chanida Sutthiruang, Soraya Lateh, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (wk), Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu
Nattaya Boochatham, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Chanida Sutthiruang, Naruemol Chaiwai, Soraya Lateh, Suleeporn Laomi, Nannapat Khoncharoenkai, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Sornnarin Tippoch, Nattakan Chantam
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||27||0.38 mm.||6.78 k/h||From: WNW||94%|
|03h||28||0.13 mm.||6.09 k/h||From: WNW||73%|
|06h||26||0 mm.||4.08 k/h||From: WNW||36%|
|09h||17||0 mm.||1.71 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
|12h||11||0 mm.||2.1 k/h||From: SSE||0%|
|15h||11||0 mm.||0.47 k/h||From: SSE||67%|
|18h||10||0 mm.||1.7 k/h||From: N||79%|
|21h||10||0 mm.||2.24 k/h||From: N||95%|
The weather looks dark and cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. But, we don’t expect rain to play spoilsport in this match.
Canberra is one of the batting-friendly pitches and the last match played here both teams scored over 150 runs. We can expect average scores in range of 140-160 runs in this match.
All teams barring India have won batting second this World Cup and we expect the captains to chase down the total in this match too.
England is one of the favorites in this year`s edition barring their recent slump. They have a quality team with experienced and young players. Thailand is the latest entrants in the World Cup and they have a long way to go to match England in terms of quality and depth. But, the best on the day wins and their history and form does not count, so never write off Thailand easily.
England will win the match!