England and West Indies face-off in the qualification race!
England Women will win the match!
|New Zealand Women||3||2||1||0||0||4||0.537|
|Sri Lanka Women||3||0||3||0||0||0||-1.105|
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is nearing the crucial phase in the league stage where every match matters in the qualification scenario. England and West Indies go against each other to get themselves in the best position to enter the knockouts.
England won their matches against Thailand & Pakistan after their loss to South Africa. England will look to win their final group match and place them in the best position in the points table.
West Indies after winning their opening match against Thailand succumbed to defeat against the Pakistan team by 8 wickets. West Indies need to win to keep their chances alive in this match else their campaign might end up in group stages itself.
England skipper Heather Knight continued her purple patch with the bat scoring 62 runs and was well supported by Nat Sciver who made a vital cameo of 36 runs in the match. Danielle Wyatt and Fran Wilson made little contributions to take their team to a good total of 158 runs. England team has scored 150+ runs in back-to-back matches.
England bowled out Pakistan for 116 runs to win the match comfortably by 42 runs. Anya Shrubsole and Sarah Glenn took 3 wickets each and never allowed any player to settle down. Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Brunt took 2 wickets each to contribute to the bowling department.
Nat Sciver – Nat Sciver has scores of 50, 36, & 59 in the three matches and she is second to only her captain in the runs chart with 145 runs at a strike rate of 120. She also has 2 wickets to her name in this World Cup so far.
Anya Shrubsole – Anya Shrubsole has 7 wickets in the World Cup with 3-wicket hauls in the last two matches. She has an impressive economy of just 6 RPO bowling in the powerplay and death overs for her team.
Heather Knight (c), Amy Ellen Jones (Wk), Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone
Sarah Glenn, Danielle Wyatt, Mady Villiers, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt
West Indies succumbed to an 8-wicket defeat against Pakistan in the previous match after putting just 124 runs on board. Stefanie Taylor (26* & 43) and Shemaine Campbelle (25* & 43) are only consistent players with the bat in both the matches so far. Both openers got starts in each match respectively but failed to carry-on to make it count. West Indies batting unit needs to contribute more consistently.
Skipper Stephanie Taylor and Afy Fletcher took a wicket each last match and were the only wicket-takers for the team. Anisa Mohammed, Shakira Selman, and Hayley Mathews bowled economically but were not enough to stop the chase.
Stephanie Taylor – Taylor is their team`s Most valuable player with 69 runs and 4 wickets so far in the World Cup. She tops both batting and bowling charts for their team. She will look to continue her all-round performance in this match too.
Anisa Mohammed – Anisa Mohammed has a lone wicket to her name but has given away just 24 runs in her 6 overs so far. She is strangling the opposition with tight bowling in the middle overs.
Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Deandra Dottin, Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews, Lee-Ann Kirby, Chedean Nation
|L Ann Kirby||16||11||3||0||145.45|
Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Anisa Mohammed, Deandra Dottin, Shakera Selman, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Lee Ann Kirby, Stafanie Taylor
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||31||0 mm.||2.9 k/h||From: N||2%|
|03h||35||0 mm.||2.95 k/h||From: NE||36%|
|06h||30||0 mm.||6.1 k/h||From: ENE||18%|
|09h||26||0 mm.||4.06 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|12h||23||0 mm.||1.25 k/h||From: NW||37%|
|15h||21||0 mm.||2.23 k/h||From: WNW||67%|
|18h||20||0 mm.||2.64 k/h||From: WNW||34%|
|21h||21||0 mm.||2.72 k/h||From: WNW||34%|
The weather looks bright and sunny with just 10% chances of rain on the match day. We can expect a full match with no interruptions in play here.
Sydney Show Ground is one of the slow pitches in the Australian circuit and we expect spinners to play a big role in this match. We can expect average scores in the range of 130-140 runs in this match.
Teams batting first have won in the last 4 matches and pitches tend to slow down as the match progresses owing to their used nature. India defended 132 runs against Australia in the opening encounter here.
England have peaked at the right time after their loss in the opening match and looking a different team altogether with Heather Knight, Nat Sciver and Anya Shrubsole leading from the front. West Indies batting depends heavily on Skipper Taylor and Campbelle and their bowlers need to more incisive to take wicket regularly.
England Women will win the match!