Host England keen to continue their good form against West Indies
Our Prediction is England Women to win the match!
Hosts England will be looking to continue their winning streak when they take on West Indies in the first T20I game in Northampton on Wednesday.
England Skipper Heather Knight will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with the bat and ball. The home side played excellent cricket in the one-day series to complete a 3-0 whitewash over the West Indies.
On the other hand, West Indies will be looking to make a strong comeback in this three-match T20I series. Captain Stafanie Taylor will be hoping that the side can put in a strong show with the bat and ball in this opening T20I game of the series.
The home side will be looking to continue their winning momentum against West Indies in this three-match T20I series. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont and wicket-keeper batsman Sarah Taylor to do the bulk of the scoring.
Opener Amy Ellen Jones showed excellent form for England in the three match one-day series against West Indies. She accumulated 189 runs in 3 matches at an average of 63.00. Jones would be looking to continue her excellent form with the bat in the three-match T20I series.
Tammy Beaumont has performed exceedingly with the bat in the recently concluded one-day series and scored 139 runs in 3 innings at an average of 46.33. Pugnacious opener will be certainly eyeing a big score in this game.
Skipper Heather Knight was a consistent performer for England in the three-match one-day series. In the final one-day game of series, Knight scored 40 off 19 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes to help England post a competitive score on the board. She certainly will be looking to do well in this T20I series. Natalie Sciver and Jenny Gunn are experienced players in the middle-order who will be keen to contribute with decent scores in this T20I series.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole and Kate Cross to provide crucial breakthroughs for the side with the new-ball. Laura Marsh and Sophie Ecclestone are slow bowling options for the side for this series.
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.
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The visitors will need to make considerable improvements in their batting in order to compete against England in this three-match one-day series. Captain Stafanie Taylor will be hoping that the side can learn from the mistakes and make a strong comeback in this T20I series.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Kycia Knight, all-rounder Hayley Matthews and Chedean Nation to do the bulk of the scoring. Chedean Nation was the star performer for West Indies in the three-match series with 66 runs in 3 innings at an average of 33.00. She scored 15 runs in the third and final game of the one-day series played against England.
Wicket-keeper Kycia Knight was the only bright spot for the side in the final game of the one-day series. She produced a decent effort with the bat scored 38 off 59 balls with the help of three boundaries.
All-rounder Hayley Matthews also contributed with bat and ball against England in three-match series. She was the leading wicket-taker for the side with 7 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 23.71. Matthews will be looking to continue her good form with the ball in the T20I series.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Afy Fletcher, Stafanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews to make early inroads with the new-ball.
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The wicket prepared for the opening T20 game will provide an even contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Wednesday is expected to light showers throughout the day.
The County Ground in Northampton is to going the host the opening T20I game between England and West Indies. England will be confident of doing well in this game as they have won all their games played at this venue. The average score at this ground is around 110 to 115 runs.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a competitive score on the board. The bowlers might get some assistance from the surface.
Based on current form, Host England will be favorites to win this game against West Indies. With the likes of Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight in excellent form, it will be pretty hard to dislodge this England side in home conditions.
On the other hand, West Indies need to play exceptional cricket in order to get a positive result out of this game. Expect England to register a comprehensive win over West Indies.
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