India Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series 2018
India Women vs England Women, 3rd T20I
The Big Picture
The caravan of the tri-series series involving India, Australia, and England now moves to the 3rd T20I with the Women in Blue taking on the English women. India, who went down to the Southern Stars in the opening encounter will be looking to get back to winning ways against an English side that beat the Aussies in the first encounter. India Women vs England Women will be a crucial encounter for both sides with one (India) trying to get back to winning ways while the other (England) in pursuit of a second successive win.
When: Sunday, 25th March 2018; 10:00 AM Local
The Women in Blue were thoroughly outplayed in the first encounter by the Southern Stars. While Smriti Mandhana shone with a brilliant 67 off 41 balls and was ably supported by Anuja Patil, who played a handy cameo of 35, it is the failure of the middle-order in Veda, Harmanpreet, and young Rodrigues that India will have to address in the upcoming encounter against the English.
On the bowling front, Jhulan Goswami led the attack from the front yet again, taking three wickets at the expense of just 30 runs. Her partner, Shikha Pandey had a forgettable outing (0-24 in two overs) and would be looking for better returns against England. Rumeli Dhar’s place in the team has come under jeopardy after a forgettable spell against Australia where she conceded 28 off 2.1 overs. One of Deepti Sharma or Pooja Vastrakar may replace Dhar in the final XI.
Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rumeli Dhar/Deepti Sharma/Pooja Vastrakar
The English Women had a great outing in their first encounter against the Southern Stars, as they overcame their arch-rivals by eight wickets. The duo of Sciver (2-29) and Jenny Gunn (3-26) restricted the Aussies to a substandard 8-149, that was chased down with ease. Natalie Sciver (68) and Beaumont (58) steadied the ship after the initial hiccup.
Sciver for her all-round display was adjudged the Player of the Match and will once again gold key against India. Shrubhole who was ruled out from the previous encounter will undergo a fitness test prior to the match to ascertain her availability for the fixture.
Bryony Smith, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont (wk), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Alice Davidson Richards, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Sophie Ecclestone, Katie George/Anya Shrubsole
Where can viewers stream IN-W vs ENG-W?
Viewers can catch the IN-W vs ENG-W live on Star Sports/HD and can also live stream the same on Hotstar.com.