Date: 3rd July, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, New Road, Worcester
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The third and the final ODI between England Women and India Women is set to kick off at Worcester on 3rd July at 3:30 PM. Though the Heather Knight-led side have already clinched the series as they lead the 3-match series by 2-0, the hosts will aim at a series whitewash against India. In the second ODI played between the two teams, England chased an easy target set by the Mithali Raj-led side and secured a comfortable victory. Having easily won both the games in this series, England Women have clearly been the superior team in this bilateral series. The visitors on the other hand will play this game to prevent a whitewash. They will want to win this game to end the series on a winning note and salvage their pride.
Having sealed the deal already, through an all-round performance by the batters and bowlers, England walk in confident in the 3rd ODI. England skipper Heather Knight, all-rounder Nat Sciver, and opener Tammy Beaumont have dominated the series so far and will aim to continue their brilliance in the 3rd ODI. Coming to the bowlers, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross and Anya Shrubsole are the best picks given their current form.
India walk in the 3rd ODI having lost both the games in the series. The Mithali Raj-led side will aim to restore some pride by winning this game. Despite significant contributions from Mithali Raj, Shafali Verma amongst others, the Indian side has failed to win even a single game. The Indian top order alongside bowlers like Jhulan Goswami and Poonam Yadav have looked in good form in the series and will hope to make a match winning contribution for their team in this final ODI.
Probable Playing XI
India- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodriguez, Mithali Raj(C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneha Rana, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht
England- Lauren Winfield-Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight(C), Nat Sciver, Amy Jones, Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross
Wicketkeepers: Amy Jones
Batsmen: Mithali Raj, Shafali Verma, Sophia Dunkley, Tammy Beaumont, Smriti Mandhana
All-rounders: Natalie Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur, Heather Knight
Bowlers: Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Jhulan Goswami, Kate Cross, Poonam Yadav
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