fter being put underneath strain of their earlier two video games, India may have no room for error after they tackle a formidable England within the Women’s T20 World Cup on Saturday.
A win in opposition to world quantity two England on Friday will take the Harmanpreet Kaur-led facet successfully into the knock-out stage, to be competed amongst prime two groups from Group 1 and a couple of.
The Indians beat arch-rival Pakistan by seven wickets earlier than notching a extra convincing six-wicket win in opposition to West Indies earlier this week.
While the dual wins put India in a powerful place to qualify for the semifinals, it was hard-hitting teenager Richa Ghosh’s brilliance which pulled the ‘Women in Blue’ over the road on each events.
Against England, the top-order should give a greater account of themselves. U-19 World Cup-winning captain Shafali Verma has been unable to transform her begins within the match thus far, giving freely her wicket at essential junctures.
Back after nursing a finger damage, Smriti Mandhana appeared in imperious contact as she timed the ball to perfection however couldn’t go the gap.
Jemimah Rodrigues will search some consistency whereas skipper Kaur has additionally appeared in good contact and has made helpful contributions although she has not scored massive thus far with 33 being her highest.
They should navigate England’s spin trio of Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn.
While the bowling division put up a much-improved present in opposition to West Indies, the Indian bowlers should bowl out of their pores and skin in opposition to England, who’ve the likes teenager Alice Capsey, who will head into the match excessive on confidence after notching the joint-fastest fifty in Women’s T20 World Cup historical past.
Pooja Vastrakar has been spectacular, sharing the brand new ball duties with Renuka Singh whereas the ever-reliable Deepti Sharma bowled showcased exemplary demise bowling in opposition to West Indies.
The fielding too has been patchy, with mis-fields and dropped catch marring some stellar show. India can sick afford the sloppiness in opposition to England who’re certain punish any errors.
On the opposite hand, agency title contenders England, like India, are additionally unbeaten after two video games and are best-placed to qualify for the semifinals.
On the identical factors as India (+0.590), Heather Knight and Co. lead the group owing to a superior internet run fee of +2.497.
The mixture of youth and expertise is doing the trick for the previous champions with the likes of Capsey and Lauren Bell supporting the expertise of Knight, Nat and Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Danni Wyatt.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey.
England: Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill and Danni Wyatt.
Match begins 6.30 IST.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com