Beleaguered West Indies face an uphill task against England
Our Prediction is England Women to win!
Host England will be looking to get off to a good start when they face West Indies in the 2nd game of the T20I series played at Northampton on Friday.
The opening game at this venue was washed out due to torrential rains on Tuesday. Katherine Brunt, Linsey Smith, and Natalie Sciver are included in the squad for the T20I series. Heather Knight and co. will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with the bat and ball.
On the other hand, West Indies will be looking to do well with the bat and ball in the remaining games of the T20I series. Stafanie Taylor will need to lead from the front in order for West Indies to put up a strong fight against England.
The home side will be extremely confident of doing well in the remaining two games of the T20I series. Skipper Heather Knight will be hoping that side can continue their excellent form in this game. The opening pair of Tammy Beaumont and Amy Jones showed excellent form in the recently concluded one-day series. The duo will be looking to deliver decent scores with the bat in this game.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sarah Taylor will be looking to continue his good form in this T20I series. She has accumulated 2175 runs in 89 T20 games played for England. Taylor chipped in with scores in the three-match one-day series.
Skipper Heather Knight led from the front with the bat during the one-day series. She scored 148 runs in 3 matches at an average of 74.00. All-rounder Natalie Sciver has been a consistent performer with the bat and ball in the T20 format. Jenny Gunn is another experienced all-rounder included in the T20I series. She can certainly provide value with the bat and ball.
In the bowling department, the home side will be depending on the likes of Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt to produce crucial breakthroughs. Laura Marsh, Sophie Ecclestone, and Linsey Smith are prominent spin options for this T20I series.
Heather Knight (captain), Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Linsey Smith, Sarah Taylor (wk), Natalie Sciver, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Laura Marsh, Sophie Ecclestone.
Danielle Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Kate Cross, Linsey Smith, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Taylor
The visitors will be looking to do well with the bat and ball against England in this game. Captain Stafanie Taylor will be hoping that side can produce a decent batting performance at Northampton on Friday. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kyshona Knight, Chedean Nation, and Hayley Matthews to produce the bulk of the runs on the board. The team management will be concerned over the lack of runs from top-order that consists of Britney Cooper and Hayley Matthews. The duo will be looking to get the side off to a decent start in this game.
Chedean Nation, Stacy Ann-King and Natasha McLean will need to produce scores for the side in this game. She was a consistent performer with the bat in the recent one-day series and will be keen to do well in this game.
Wicket-keeper Kycia Knight will need to produce scores in this game. She played well and 38 runs for West Indies in the third and final game of the one-day series played at Chelmsford. West Indies will be hoping that she can produce a decent score in this game.
In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, and Hayley Matthews to pick up wickets in this game. Stafanie Taylor also bowled quite a lot of overs for the side in the recently concluded one-day series played against England.
Karishma Ramharack, Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Stacy-Ann King, Hayley Matthews, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean, Shamilia Connell, Stafanie Taylor
The wicket prepared will provide some lateral movement for quick bowlers with the new-ball. The batsman will need to work hard for their runs. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Friday is going to be partly cloudy.
England women and West Indies will play the second T20 game at Northampton on Friday. Since Aug 2013, West Indies women have managed to four T20 games out of six played against England women. The visitors will take heart from the fact they have done well against England in the T20 format.
The side that wins the toss might be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to lowest possible score. Batting second will be the best way to go here at this venue.
Host England will be favorites to win their second T20 game against West Indies. The home side has a lot of quality players in their batting and bowling department. Heather Knight and co. will make sure that they can play their best cricket in this game.
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