The England women and New Zealand women will lock horns in the final fixture of the 5-match ODI series. The England team will require the contributions of Charlotte Dean and Lauren Winfield, while Satterthwaite and Hannah Rowe will play the main role for the New Zealand team. The England team is led by the batsman Heather Knight and all-rounder Sophie Devine captains the New Zealand team.
The England team secured the series after winning the 4th ODI by 3 wickets, and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. While, the New Zealand women will look to improve their performance in the bowling unit to fetch a crucial win and maintain their respect in the international community. To secure a victory, the team needs performances from their experienced player Suzie Bates.
The England women have a rank of 3rd, while New Zealand women are positioned 5th in the ICC ODI rankings. The rankings do justify the series performance of both the England as well as New Zealand as well. But, this match is expected to another interesting affair after the England team won the last match of the series in the last over.
Fixture Name: 5th ODI
Competition: New Zealand Women tour of England, 2021
Date: 26 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
EN-W(recent last): W L W W
NZ-W(recent last): L W L L
ICC ODI rankings: EN-W 3, NZ-W 5
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Pitch Report: The 5th ODI match between England women and New Zealand women will be played at St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury. On this venue, the average score is 195 and the both departments can get sufficient help from the purchase. The team bowling first has won most of the matches, and it is expected to behave the same way in this fixture.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: N/A
The England team have won the series, and its players have been quite impressive and there have been many rotations as well. But no changes are likely for this match. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Heather Knight who has been terrific in the series with the bat, and vice-captain can be Sophie Devine who can contribute in both departments.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Amy Jones, Katey Martin
BATSMEN: Danielle Wyatt, Maddy Green, Lauren Winfield
ALL-ROUNDERS: Heather Knight, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite
BOWLERS: Hannah Rowe, Anya Shrubsole, Charlotte Dean
The England women team is expected to keep the fine momentum and win the final ODI match of the series. They have been impressive with the bat, and all the experienced batters have come to the rescue for the team in different matches. While, the New Zealand team have not been consistent with their performances and the batters as well as bowlers have show intent in winning the matches.
The England team chased their highest ever ODI score of 245 in the 4th ODI of the bilateral series between England women and New Zealand women. The team was average with the ball, and gave away 244 runs, with Shrubsole, Freya, and Dean being the wicket-takers. Then, Winfield, Heather Knight, Amy, and Wyatt contributed to win for the team in the 4th ODI.
The leading run-scorer for the team in the series, Knight has led from the front for the England team and helped them to seal the series by chasing down their highest total in the ODI history in the last match. She scored 101 off 107 balls to display her composure and skills under pressure. In the series, she has accumulated 214 runs in 4 matches.
The bowler has been terrific in this year against India and the present New Zealand teams. Charlotte has scalped 9 wickets in 4 matches at a fine average to become the leading wicket-taker in the series. She has been pitch-perfect with her line-lengths and need to maintain the same form to help the team in extending the team’s lead in the series.
Captain: Heather Knight
Wicket-keeper: Amy Jones
Possible Top Four: Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver
Pace Bowlers: Charlotte Dean, Freya Davies, Natalie Sciver
Spin Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone
The X-factor for EN-W would be Lauren Winfield who is playing well to contribute at the top-order and her big innings is still pending in the international stage.
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 women team could not bowl quite well after a fine performance with the bat and lost the ODI series. The team got contribution from Amy, Devine, and Katey Martin in the middle-order which propelled them to a score of 244. But only Hannah Rowe was impressive to put pressure on the opposition, and the team could not induce 3 more wickets in the end.
The best performer for the New Zealand team in the limited-overs format will be the vice-captain pick for this match due to her all-round abilities. In the 4th ODI, she scored 41 runs and took 2 wickets to help the team’s cause, which was not enough for them to secure the victory. In the series, she has bagged 6 wickets and has 106 runs to her name.
The bowler has a fine experience in the ODI cricket and would be on the look-out to keep getting better with her variations and line-lengths. In the 4th ODI, she was terrific with 4 wickets to dent the opposition at the top-order, but couldn’t achieve greatness in the death overs. In a total of 3 appearances in the series, Hannah has scalped 8 wickets at an average of 16.88.
Captain: Sophie Devine
Wicket-keeper: Katey Martin
Possible Top Four: Lauren Down, Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amy Satterthwaite
Pace Bowlers: Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe
Slow bowlers: Amy Satterthwaite, Leigh Kasperek
The X-factor for NZ-W would be Katey Martin who has been active in contributing well for the team in alternate matches and can be the best performer of this match.
NZ-W Playing 11 (likely)
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