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| On Jun 14, 2021 9:35 PM IST

EN-W vs IN-W: Possible Playing 11 for Women’s Test


EN-W vs IN-W Playing 11: It’s time for the Women’s Test match as India Women get ready to take on hosts England Women here at Bristol. England Women will be wary about the last time they played India in Tests in which the visitors registered a historic win. India Women though, are playing a Test match after almost 7 years. The lack of Test cricket may affect their preparations but they look like a fearless side.

In 13 Tests played between these sides, India leads England 2-1 while 10 matches have ended in a draw. With both sides having some exciting players, the battle is expected to be a thrilling one.

EN-W Team News

Sarah Glenn and Freya Davies have been released from the squad in order to prepare for the upcoming ODI series. Nat Sciver has been appointed the vice-captain of the side.

EN-W Playing 11 (likely)

Tammy Beaumont
Lauren Winfield
Natalie Sciver
Heather Knight (C)
Sophia Dunkley
Fran Wilson
Amy Jones (wk)
Katherine Brunt
Georgia Elwiss
Sophie Ecclestone
Anya Shrubsole

EN-W have a well balanced line-up with good mixture of youth and experience. A lot will depend upon experienced players like Sciver and Knight to lead the charge with the bat. With Brunt and Shrubsole, they have experienced seam-bowling options who will be useful in these conditions.

EN-W Squad
Heather Knight (C), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver (VC), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill.

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IN-W Team News

Shafali Verma has earned her maiden call-up to the Test side. Shikha Pandey and Taniya Bhatia also return to the side after missing the last series.

IN-W Playing 11 (likely)

Smriti Mandhana
Priya Punia
Punam Raut
Mithali Raj (C)
Harmanpreet Kaur
Deepti Sharma
Taniya Bhatia (wk)
Jhulan Goswami
Shikha Pandey
Arundhati Reddy/ Ekta Bisht
Poonam Yadav

Mandhana can play a crucial role at the top as she can take the game away from the opposition. The experienced pair of Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will be crucial in testing conditions. IN-W can opt for one out of Arundhati Reddy and Ekta Bisht depending upon the conditions.

IN-W Squad
Mithali Raj (C), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.

Where to Watch EN-W vs IN-W Test Live

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England Women vs India Women match on the Sony Six and Sony Liv. The match will be played from 16-19 June and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).

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