Man of the Match: Amy Ellen Jones
England women aim to complete a clean sweep over West Indies.
Our Prediction is England women to win!
Host England will be looking to complete a clean sweep when they face West Indies in the third and final game of the one-day series played at County Ground in Chelmsford on Thursday.
The home side delivered a superlative batting performance to beat West Indies by 121 runs in a rain-curtailed game played in Worcester. With this result, England is currently 2-0 up in the three-match one-day series.
Captain Heather Knight will be focused to make that the side can win the final game of the one-day series. On the other hand, West Indies have struggled to get going in this one-day series. The batting lineup needs to produce something special in order to avoid a whitewash in the one-day series.
For England, coming to Chelmsford will present them with an excellent opportunity to complete a whitewash over West Indies in the one-day series. In the previous game, opening batsman Tammy Beaumont and Anya Shrubsole produced exceptional batting performances to help England register a comprehensive win over West Indies.
Amy Jones and Tammy Beaumont have chipped in with decent scores for the side in the two games played in the one-day series. Beaumont was the standout performer with the bat in the previous game and scored 61 off 83 balls with the help of seven fours. It was largely due to Beaumont’s efforts that saw England post 233 for 7 in 41 overs.
Opening batsman Jones has topped the batting charts for England women in this going one-day series against West Indies. She has scored 109 runs in 2 matches at an average of 54.50 with a strike rate of 83.20.
All-rounder Heather Knight also has delivered consistent scores for the side in this three-match one-day series. Natalie Sciver and wicket-keeper batsman Sarah Taylor will also be looking to produce notable scores in the third and final game of the one-day series.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole to provide breakthroughs with the new-ball. Medium-pacer Kate Cross and off-spinner Laura Marsh have also chipped in with decent performances for England.
Heather Knight (captain), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Sarah Taylor (wk), Natalie Sciver, Kate Cross, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Amy Ellen Jones, Laura Marsh, Sophie Ecclestone.
Danielle Wyatt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Taylor, Jenny Gunn, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Anya Shrubsole, Bryony Smith
Stafanie Taylor-led unit has struggled to produce consistency with the bat and ball in this three-match one-day series in absence of premier all-rounder Deandra Dottin. The visitors really need to put in a much-improved performance with the bat in order to avoid a whitewash in the one-day series.
In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor and Chedean Nation to put the bulk of the runs on the board. Opening batsman Hayley Matthews will need to produce a notable score in this game. Captain Stafanie Taylor perished for a low score in the previous game played against England on Sunday.
In the previous game, middle-order batsman Shemaine Campbelle scored 29 off 49 balls with the help of four boundaries. He added 45 run partnership with Kyshona Knight in the previous game. Britney Cooper and Kyshona Knight perished for low scores in a rain-curtailed game played in Worcester. The duo needs to put in the notable score for West Indies in this final game.
In the bowling department, pace bowler Afy Fletcher picked up three wickets and conceded just 48 runs from her eight overs. Stafanie Taylor also delivered an exceptional performance and picked up three wickets in the previous game. The back-up bowlers such as Chinelle Henry and Shamilia Connell went wicket-less in the previous game played against England.
Stafanie Taylor (captain), Kycia Knight (wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Stacy-Ann King, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Kyshona Knight, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation
Karishma Ramharack, Afy Fletcher, Kycia Knight, Stacy-Ann King, Hayley Matthews, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Natasha McLean, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Stafanie Taylor
There will be plenty of bounce and carry on the pitch, which means the home side will enjoy playing in these conditions. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is going to be sunny skies with a gentle breeze.
England women have played a lot of one-day internationals at County Ground in Chelmsford. The home side has won all their one-day games played at this venue. Heather Knight and co. will take heart from the fact that they haven’t lost a game at Chelmsford.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put runs on the board. The quick bowlers might get some lateral movement off the pitch. Spinners might not get that much help from this pitch.
Host England will be outright favorites to win their final game against West Indies and complete a clean sweep in the three-match one-day series. The home side has a superior batting lineup in comparison to West Indies, who have struggled to post decent totals in this series. Expect England to complete 3-0 whitewash over West Indies.
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