Date: July 9, 2021
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: The County Ground, Northampton
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India Women and England Women are all set to face off in the first of the three T20Is at the County Ground, Northampton on Friday. While the hosts managed to clinch the ODI series 2-1, they missed out on an opportunity complete a clean sweep as India Women registered a consolation win in the last ODI. And now Team India would look to carry the momentum from their final ODI into the T20I series where the Brits have a fantastic record in their home conditions. In fact, India have won only one out of five T20Is against England on English pitches and they would have a tough task ahead of them if they are looking to improve that record.
While the hosts would want to wrap up the multi-format series with a win in the T20I series in a bilateral arrangement where they have clearly been the better side, Team India would want to make a comeback with at least a series win to their credit.
While India somehow managed to draw the solitary Test, they were second best in the ODIs. But, after having won their last fixture, this could be the beginning of a winning stretch that could help them win the series. While Shafali Varma and Smriti Mandhana will be the key for India along with Hamranpreet Kaur, Nat Sciver and Heather Knight could be key performers for England along with Sophie Ecclestone.
Probable Playing XI:
England: Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsol, Natasha Farrant/Freya Davies
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
Wicketkeepers: Amy Jones, Taniya Bhatia
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt
All-rounders: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight
Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Poonam Yadav, Pooja Vastrakar
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