The T20I series between England Women and New Zealand Women has recently concluded, and it was a well-fought series, contrary to popular belief. New Zealand Women not only fought hard, but they also defeated the hosts in one of the matches.
The ODI series has risen in popularity, owing largely to how events unfolded in the shortest version of the game. The five-match One-Day International (ODI) series will take place from September 16th to September 26th. The first match will be held at Bristol’s County Ground. Even though England Women hold the advantage coming into the series, the Kiwis should not be underestimated. A fantastic match is undoubtedly in the cards.
Match Details to Note
Match: England Women vs New Zealand Women, New Zealand Women tour of England, 2021
Date: September 16th, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 05:30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
England Women vs New Zealand Women Team Previews
England Women (Match Odds – 1.25)
Despite winning the T20I series 2-1, England Women will be unhappy since they let the Kiwis to win one match. In the second match of the series, England Women failed to defend a mediocre total of 127, and that defeat would be fresh in their thoughts. England Women’s third match was also far from a clinical triumph, as they eked out a victory with only one ball remaining.
England has a decent team on paper, but missing some of its top players is a significant setback. Anya Shrubsole will miss the upcoming match due to an injury sustained during training. In her absence, the onus will be on Tash Farrant and Freya Davies to provide support to the team’s more seasoned bowlers.
On the batting front, England appears to be well-equipped, with players like Heather Knight (4.35), Tammy Beaumont (3.50), Nat Sciver (5.00), and Danielle Wyatt (4.50) in top form. Furthermore, England Women bat deep, which may be a significant benefit in the fifty-over format.
Overall, England Women have the needed side on paper, but they must live up to their potential. They were unable to do so in the T20Is, but if they can do it in the opening match, they will be difficult to beat.
England Women ODI Squad
Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wk), Nat Sciver (vc), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Danni Wyatt
England Women performed admirably in the T20I series. They had several strong performances to win the series. They have excellent balance and will be eager to maintain their winning streak in the first ODI of the series.
Playing XI: Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Maia Bouchier, Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Natasha Farrant
New Zealand Women (Match Odds – 4.00)
Unlike England, the attitude in New Zealand’s camp will be upbeat despite the fact that they lost the T20I series. They were never favorites to win a single match, let alone the series, but the fact that they had England Women work for it tells volumes about how effectively the visitors performed. They’d like to keep it rolling in the next match, but it won’t be as simple in the fifty-over format.
New Zealand will be buoyed by the return of Lea Tahuhu, who, despite not playing cricket in a while, remains the backbone of their bowling attack. Betting on her to be the best bowler of the day for the Kiwis appears to be a profitable choice considering the odds available. Apart from her, the onus will be on Sophie Devine (3.10), the skipper, who has been in superb form recently.
On paper, the Kiwis have a good team, but they lack experience in the middle order. They are a little too reliant on their top-five, and they will need them to not just build a good platform, but also to keep the innings moving in the death overs. If that happens, New Zealand’s bowling attack has more than enough power to put England in trouble.
New Zealand Women ODI Squad
Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite (vc), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Claudia Green, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr, Katey Martin (wk), Jessie McFadyen* (wk), Thamsyn Newton, Molly Penfold, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
In the T20I series, the White Ferns struggled a little. In the ODI series, their batsmen must come up to confront a formidable English team at home. New Zealand has a batting-heavy team that relies on veteran players, so they’ll want to get the ODI series off to a good start.
Playing XI: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Katey Martin (wk), Hayley Jensen, Thamsyn Newton, Hannah Rowe, Jess Kerr, Leigh Kasperek
England Women vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
On this field, both sides will be hoping to win the toss and bowl first. The previous two matches played in Bristol were won by the team that batted second.
To Win the Toss – England – 1.85
To Win the Toss – New Zealand – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at Bristol’s County Ground is ideal for batting. The hitters love hitting on this surface because the ball comes off the bat easily. It is anticipated to remain true throughout the game and may improve as the game progresses.
Temperatures in Bristol are likely to be on the cool side on Thursday. Temperatures are anticipated to vary between 13 and 21 degrees Celsius. Because there is minimal danger of rain, a complete game should be played.
England Women vs New Zealand Match Prediction
This series between England Women and New Zealand Women marks the start of the two teams’ World Cup preparations. Both teams still have other matches to play after this series, but their series will be crucial in terms of obtaining the correct mix. When comparing the two teams on paper and based on recent results, England appears to be the better team. Aside from that, they have the benefit of playing on their own field. For these reasons, betting on England Women to win should be the best option here.
England Women to emerge victorious and take a 1-0 lead in this series.
England Women to Win the Match, 1.25
- New Zealand Women are a little too over-reliant on only a few players to do the business, be it with the bat or with the ball
- England Women have a better-balanced side between the two, at least on paper
- England Women are playing at their home turf and that is a significant advantage, especially in this format
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Options:
England Woman Top Batsman – Tammy Beaumont – 3.50
Most Sixes in Match – England Women – 2.30
Most Fours in Match – England Women – 1.53
Highest Individual Score – Over 89.5 – 1.97
Highest Individual Score – Under 89.5 – 1.72
New Zealand Woman Top Bowler – Leigh Kasperek – 3.74
Highest Opening Partnership:
England Women -1.50
New Zealand Women – 2.62
Tie – 26.00
1st Over Total Runs – Over 3.5 – 2.05
1st Over Total Runs – Under 3.5 – 1.70