The England women and New Zealand women will lock horns in the 4th fixture of the 5-match ODI series. The England team has the presence of players like Amy Jones and Katherine Brunt, while Lea Tahuhu and Maddy Green were the key performers of New Zealand team in the 3rd ODI. The England team is captained by the batter Heather Knight and all-rounder Sophie Devine leads the New Zealand team.
The England team secured victories in the first 2 ODI’s , and then have lost the 3rd ODI. While, the New Zealand team have managed to keep the series hopes alive with a victory in the 3rd ODI, and will be confident for the 4th ODI. Both the teams are likely to give their 100% effort for winning the match and it is set to eb an exciting contest.
The England women are positioned 3rd, while New Zealand women have a rank of 5 in the ICC T20I rankings. This series will surely have a significance due to the fact that both the teams are a quality side and this matters, when the points have been allotted to respective teams. This will be the 4th fixture of the ODI series which will be played at Derby.
Fixture Name: 4th ODI
Competition: New Zealand Women tour of England, 2021
Date: 23 September
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
EN-W(recent last): L W W
NZ-W(recent last): W L L
ICC ODI rankings: EN-W 3, NZ-W 5
Venue: County Ground, Derby
Pitch Report: The 4th ODI match between England women and New Zealand women will be played at County Ground, Derby. Here, the pitch is expected to provide assistance to the batters in scoring runs in a brisk manner. In this year, T20 Blast was played at this venue, and the bowlers with fine variations were only able to scalp wickets and will be crucial, if they have to contain runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Worcestershire 167/6 won by 14 runs against Derbyshire 153/6 in Vitality Blast 2021.
The England women have been impressive, but the New Zealand team have picked up fine momentum in the last ODI and would look to perform well. The captain pick for this game will be Katherine Brunt who has been reliable with her performance in both departments. While vice-captain can be Sophie Devine who will be crucial to the New Zealand team.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Amy Jones
BATSMEN: Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday
ALL-ROUNDERS: Heather Knight, Sophie Devine, Katherine Brunt
BOWLERS: Sophie Eccelestone, Lea Tahuhu Leigh Kasperek
The England women is expected to win this fixture and the ODI series against the New Zealand women. They have been performing well in the limited-overs and need to regroup after the loss in the last game and comeback harder and win this match on the back of experienced players. While, New Zealand team will be content with the win in the last game, but it will be an uphill task for them to level the series.
The England women will be disheartened to lose the 3rd ODI, but has the right set of players and experience to win the match and series as well. In the last league match, they could only score 178 runs. Then the bowlers could not contain the score. The top picks for the game would be Katherine Brunt and Kate Cross who have displayed impressive performances in the series.
The leader of the bowling attack is the most experienced player in the England women team and need to maintain the same form in this match as well. In the last match, she scored an unbeaten 49 and took 4 wickets and was the best performer for the team. While, has a total of 92 runs and 5 wickets to her name in this series.
The bowler who has risen to a fine stature in the England cricket will be crucial to the team’s performance in the 4th ODI. In the last match, she scored 29 runs off 40 which helped the team to post a respectable total on the board. Along with the bat, she is a proven performer with the ball and can be your differential pick.
Captain: Heather Knight
Wicket-keeper: Amy Jones
Possible Top Four: Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver
Pace Bowlers: Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver
Spin Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone
The X-factor for EN-W would be Tammy Beaumont who has not come out of shell yet, and is expected to come out of bad form and perform well in this fixture against New Zealand.
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. Charlotte Dean
9. Sophie Ecclestone
10. Freya Davies
11. Kate Cross
The New Zealand team will be upbeat after beating the home team in the 3rd ODI and will be determined to perform well in the 4th ODI. The team bowled well, and then produced fine batting performances in the 2nd half of the game. The best picks for the game will be Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu who have been quality performers.
The captain of the Kiwi women team will look to improve her performances to level the series. Her track record in the limited-overs has been impressive and need to replicate the same to help the team in levelling the series in the 4th ODI. Although she failed in the last match, but has 4 wickets and 65 runs in the series and will be confident to perform well.
The bowler has a good experience in the international cricket, and had been a silent contributor in the past few tournament. But her performance in the last league match helped the visitors to win the match and stay alive in the series. She scored 19 runs and picked 5 wickets in the 3rd ODI, and can be a differential pick for this fixture.
Captain: Sophie Devine
Wicket-keeper: Katey Martin
Possible Top Four: Lauren Down, Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amy Satterthwaite
Pace Bowlers: Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu
Slow bowlers: Amy Satterthwaite
The X-factor for NZ-W would be Maddy Green who has been an impressive performer for the team and her contribution in the middle-order will be crucial to the team’s campaign.
NZ-W Playing 11 (likely)
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