Defenders of the title England Women continue to struggle as they face India Women in the 15th match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. England Women come here after a loss to South Africa Women in their previous game, whereas the Indian team had an easy outing in their previous game, defeating West Indies Women by a large margin.
After a string of underwhelming performances, England Women would face an uphill battle. A loss here could put an end to their chances of reaching the tournament’s semifinals. They are, however, a good team, and it will be interesting to see if they can make a comeback and win this game.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 16th, 2022 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Match Details to Note
Match: England Women vs India Women, 15th ODI Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 16, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
England Women vs India Women Team Previews
Heather Knight would be dissatisfied with the shape of her side. They have failed to live up to their reputation, losing all three games. Their batting has been in poor form, and it cost them three wickets in their most recent game against South Africa. Their recent record against India Women has been strong, and Knight hopes to capitalise on that momentum.
Tammy Beaumont has scored runs in the tournament, and she must lay the groundwork for a strong opening batting lineup with Danielle Wyatt. The middle order has appeared shaky. In this game, Knight, Natalie Sciver, and Amy Ellen Jones must perform admirably. Sophia Dunkley and Katherine Brunt provide strong batting support, and they will need to score runs quickly in the final stages of the game.
Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole have performed admirably with the new ball, and they must strike first against the Indians. The rest of the bowling attack has been inconsistent, and the team is hoping for strong spells from Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, and Knight in this game.
England Women Squad
Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver (vc), Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt
Predicted XI: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole
Mithali Raj’s team comes into this game fresh off a crushing victory over the West Indies. They set up a big total and successfully defended it to win the game by 155 runs. Raj would be aware of England’s current weakness and would seek to capitalise on this opportunity in this game. A win here would put the team in a good position in the points table and increase their chances of making the semifinals.
Smriti Mandhana scored a century in the previous game, and she will look to provide a good start alongside Yastika Bhatia. Raj adds Deepti Sharma and Richa Ghosh to the middle order. Harmanpreet Kaur is a good ball hitter, and the team would also like to see runs from Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar, who have already done so in the tournament.
Jhulan Goswami struggled in the previous game, and she will look to get early wickets while sharing the new ball with Meghna Singh. Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma have bowled well, and the team will rely on them for good spells. This attack is spiced up by Rana and Vastrakar.
India Women Squad
Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Predicted XI: Mithali Raj (c), Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
England Women vs India Women Toss Prediction
Early in the game, we saw some assistance for the bowlers. As we saw in the previous game played here, the wicket improves for batting near the end. The team that wins the toss will try to make the most of it by bowling first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Fast bowlers can benefit from swing and seam movement at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. However, once batters get their eyes on the surface, it’s a great place to bat. Spinners aren’t helped much by this track because the ball doesn’t grip the surface and skids through.
On March 16, Mount Maunganui would have clear skies. The wicket would be ideal for batting, but fast bowlers would benefit from the new ball. Big scores have already been made here, and the team batting first will need 260 runs to feel safe.
England Women vs India Women Match Prediction
The women of England are in serious trouble. They have yet to win a game, and the team is lacking in confidence. The majority of their players have not been consistent, which is a major issue for the team. India Women have come in with a big win and their bowlers have looked good. This would put them slightly ahead of the competition.
India Women is the favourite to beat England Women at the odds of 2.30.
- England Women have lost all three games they have played in the tournament so far, and their confidence is low.
- Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpeet Kaur of India have scored more than 350 runs between them.
- India Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Pooja Vastrakar have shared 12 wickets in the women’s bowling attack.