Our prediction is England Women will win the match!
The England women`s team take on West Indies Women`s team in a three match ODI series and this series comes under ICC Women`s Championship schedule. Both teams will look to score some vital points in this series. Tammy Beaumont and Amy Ellen Jones will open the batting after the good showing in the last series. Skipper Heather Wright, Danielle Wyatt, and All-rounder Nat Sciver will form the core of the middle order.
England has a very good experienced middle order. Sarah Taylor will return to the playing XI and take the wicket-keeping duties for the team. Pacers Anya Shrubsole and Katherine brunt will share the new ball for the England team. Laura Marsh and Kate Cross are expected to slot in as bowlers in the starting XI. Left-arm spinner Alex Hartley will be the lone spinner in the playing XI.
West Indies women`s team is currently struggling to find form and are placed in the seventh position in the points table. Skipper Stephanie Taylor is their most important player in both batting and bowling departments. Deandra Dottin and Kycia Knight will open the batting for West Indies and will be looking to provide some good starts. Shemaine Campbell, Natasha McLean, Chineele Henry, and Chedean McNation are under pressure to perform in the middle order after their average showing in the last series.
Their batting unit failed to post a big score in the last series against Pakistan in all their three ODIs. Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell will combine with the all-rounder Dendra Dottin to take care of the pace bowling responsibilities. Skipper Stephanie Taylor and Leggie Afy Fletcher will like to control the match with their spin bowling in the middle overs.
Amy Ellen Jones – Jones had an excellent series against Sri Lanka scoring 50+ scores in all the three matches. She scored 209 runs in three ODIs and was the leading run scorer for the England team.
Anya Shrubsole – Anya Shrubsole is the leader of the England bowling attack and she has taken wickets at the top consistently. She is known for her excellent economy rate with controlled bowling in the powerplays.
Recent Stats (Last Series)
Amy Ellen Jones - 209 runs, Avg. - 70, Strike rate – 124, HS -79, 50s -3
Alex Hartley – 5 wickets, Economy – 4.1 RPO, BB – 3/36
Heather Knight(C), Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Heather Wright, Danielle Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Sarah Taylor (Wk), Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Alex Hartley, Laura Marsh, Kate Cross
Danielle Wyatt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Taylor
Stephanie Taylor – Stephanie Taylor is the highest-ranked bowler and batswomen for the West Indies team in the ICC rankings. West Indies team depends a lot on their skipper in both the departments and she needs to lead from the front.
Shakera Selman – Selman was one of the bright spots in the last series for West Indies with the new ball. She gave away runs at an economy of just 3 RPO with the new ball and strangled the opposition batsmen with pressure early on.
Recent Stats (Last Series)
Stephanie Taylor - 158 runs, Avg. -53, Strike rate – 61, HS -58, 50s -2 & 3 wickets
Deandra Dottin – 6 wickets, Economy – 4.5 RPO, BB – 3/14 & 129 runs, Avg.- 43, Strike rate – 75, HS-96, 50s-1
Stephanie Taylor(C), Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight (Wk), Shemaine Campbell, Natasha McLean, Chineele Henry, Chedean McNation, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack
Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Stacy-Ann King, Hayley Matthews, Kyshona Knight, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Shakera Selman, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Stafanie Taylor
Leicester pitch has a good balance with the bat and ball and provides something for both the bowlers and batters. Spinners may enjoy bowling here due to the dry nature of the pitch. The average score will be around 250 runs here. The weather on match day looks bright and sunny with only 20% chances of rain.
Teams chasing has won 65% of the matches in the last 2-3 years and teams will always look to bowl first in case of winning the toss. Players are confident of chasing any score set in front of them.
England team has a wide range of all-rounders in their playing XI which adds excellent depth in the batting and bowling departments. They also have home advantage and are coming off an excellent series win against Sri Lanka. West Indies will look put a good fight against a strong English team. We predict the England team to win this match.
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