Date: February 13, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
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England and Ireland will lock horns in an entertaining Women's T20 World Cup 2023 fixture. The match will be played at Boland Park in Paarl. This will be the first game for the Irish team as they kick off their World Cup campaign after two defeats in the warm-up games. Whereas, England enters this fixture after defeating the West Indies by seven wickets.
Boland Park in Paarl has always produced competitive tracks where both batters and bowlers are benefitted. The average 1st innings score is 156 in domestic T20 games.
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The Irish team makes their return to the T20 Women’s World Cup after the 2018 edition. But Ireland comes into this tournament after an incredible 2022 where they won eight T20 Internationals, which is a record for them in women’s cricket and also a record for a year. Under the leadership of Laura Delany, Ireland has named a young squad with star players like Amy Hunter and Leah Paul having bigger roles.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Ireland Women
Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Laura Delany(c), Eimear Richardson, Louise Little, Georgina Dempsey, Orla Prendergast, Mary Waldron (wk), Arlene Kelly, Leah Paul, Jane Maguire
On the other hand, England has already started their World Cup campaign with a win against West Indies. Among the favourites to win it all, the English team has top performers across the different departments. Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight have been the backbone of the side. While Sophie Ecclestone and Katherine Brunt will be leading the team in the bowling department.
SportsTiger Playing XI of England Women
Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Brunt, Charlotte Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell
The England Women are the favourites to defeat Ireland Women at Boland Park in Paarl to win their second consecutive game in the World Cup.
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