The England women and New Zealand women will lock horns in the 1st ODI of the bilateral series between the two nations. The England team has the presence of players like Ntalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt, while Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates are key players of New Zealand team. The England team is captained by Heather Knight and Sophie Devine captains the New Zealand team.
The England team won the T20I series against New Zealand team and will be in confidence. In their last ODI series, they won against India by 2-1, and the New Zealand lost in their last ODI series against Australia 3-0. The England team will certainly be in advantage position due to the momentum and experience of their players.
The England women are at 3rd position, while New Zealand are at 5th position in the ICC ODI Rankings. The England women team have been performing well in all format, and New Zealand team have been inconsistent with their performances. Both the teams played ODI matches in this year after the cricket action was started again.
Fixture Name: 1st ODI
Competition: New Zealand Women tour of England, 2021
Date: 16 September
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
EN-W(recent last): W L W
NZ-W(recent last): L L L
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Pitch Report: The match between England women and New Zealand women will be played in County Ground, Bristol. A total of 17 ODI matches have been played on this ground. Out of these, 10 have been won by the team batting second and the trend is expected to be the same. Additionally, the batters will be in advantage due to the improved weather conditions.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: England women 202/2 won by 8 wickets against India Women 201/8 in India Women tour of England, 2021.
The England women will be given priority due to their fine performance in limited-overs. The wicket-keeper Amy Jones has been performing very well. While, 4 batters are chosen, with the in-form Tammy Beaumont who was terrific in the recent series. The all-rounders have fine experience, and all the England bowlers have been chosen for the 1st ODI.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Amy Jones
BATSMEN: Amy Satthertwaite, Suzie Bates, Heather Knight, Tammy beaumont
ALL-ROUNDERS: Natalie Sciver, Sophie Devine
BOWLERS: Sophie Eccelestone, Kate Cross, Sarah Glenn
The England women is predicted to win this fixture by a fine margin due to their terrific skills and track record in the ODI format. They have got a balance and the players are performing their duty well, while it will be a hard task for Kiwi girls to be able to compete in a strong manner due to the inexperience in the squad and lack-in-form.
The England women won their last ODI series against India and would require the same performances. In the batting department Tammy Beaumont has been consistently scoring runs and providing a strong foundation for the team, and Natalie Sciver being the all-rounder along with performances of other players have performed well.
The opening batsman has the credibility and a proven track record to give stable starts to the team. In the ODI series against India, she was one of the top batters and has the ability to stabilize the team in crucial situations. She has an impeccabble average of 45 and needs to maintain the same consistency for the benefit of the team.
The bowling all-rounder has been performing quite well in both the T20I and ODI format, and is a regular member of both the squads. Her consistency to deliver in both departments will be important for the team to get an edge over the New Zealand team. She has scored 2123 runs and taken 51 wickets in the ODI format and is doing well.
|Natalie Sciver||73||51/ 2123||27/40.38|
The England team is doing quite well in all the formats, especially the limited-overs format. They are expected to field nearly the same team as of the last series against India, to win the 1st ODI that will take place in Bristol. The top players like Beaumont and Sciver will be crucial, while Heather Knight has been a major player for them, along with Eccelestone and Brunt.
EN-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Lauren Winfield
2. Tammy Beaumont
3. Heather Knight (c)
4. Natalie Sciver
5. Amy Jones(wk)
6. Sophia Dunkley
7. Katherine Brunt
8. Anya Shrubsole
9. Sophie Ecclestone
10. Sarah Glenn
11. Kate Cross
The New Zealand team have been impressive team in the international circuit, but have been average in the last 2 series, ODI against Australia and recent T20I vs England. they lost 3-0 to Australia. The team has not been able to perform with the ball, and needs consistency from the players like Suzie Bates and Martin, while top picks are Devine and Amy.
The all-rounder of the New Zealand team will be the most vital player for perfoming well in this series. This series is also crucial due to the recent series loss against Australia. But, Devine is in fine form in the T20I circuit and needs to replicate the same in ODI. She is already the stalwart of New Zealand team and will look to perform well.
The run-machine of the New Zealand team knows how to gather runs in crucial situations and can stitch crucial partnerships with the other players. She is the backbone of the middle-order and needs to maintain composure to do well in the 1st ODI. She as played 128 matches and scored over 4000 runs at an average of 38.91.
It will certainly be the must-win encounter for the New Zealand team to get a hold of the weak points of the home team. The management will try to be with constant communication with the players, to improve their performances. The players like Jensen and Halliday need to perform well along with the youngsters.
NZ-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Suzie Bates
2. Sophie Devine (c)
3. Amy Satterthwaite
4. Maddy Green
5. Brooke Halliday
6. Katey Martin(wk)
7. Hayley Jensen
8. Leigh Kasperek
9. Jess Kerr
10. Hannah Rowe
11. Thamsyn Newton
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The EN-W vs NZ-W match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as they did not have bought rights for the tournament. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode app. The crowds will be alloed in the stadium, as the UK government has announced relaxation for the covid norms.