Cricket match date: 22nd February 2019
Cricket match time: 09:00 am IST
Cricket match location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Cricket Match format: ODI
Tournament: ICC Women’s Championship
Team A: India women
Team B: England women
Team A Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur
Team B Captain: Heather Knight
Cricket Match Preview:
India women are at the number 4 spot currently on the points table of ICC Women’s championship while England are surprisingly languishing at the 7th spot. While India have so far registered 6 victories out of 12 cricket games, England have only played 9 cricket games and have won 5 of those.
Mithali Raj will be leading India once again after a successful series in New Zealand, where they won the ODI cricket series by 2-1. That would have given them ample confidence to face England side. It has been a very close battle between the two sides if we see their last 5 cricket games against each other. India have won three times in those encounters but unfortunately, they lost the biggest one of them all in the World Cup final.
England women, on the other hand, would like to take heart from their recent form, where they finished as the finalist of WT20 cricket tournament. They beat India in the semifinal to reach the final on that occasion. England women will be buoyed by the return of their star wicketkeeper and batter, Sarah Taylor, who had gone out of the cricket game due to mental health issues.
India women will be looking for some big performances from their skipper Mithali Raj, opener Smriti Mandhana and their T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. Kaur especially was a bit lacklustre in the recently concluded New Zealand tour. She would like to help India beat England through her performances. They would also be hoping that some other pacers make their mark in the presence of their stalwart Jhulan Goswami.
England women were beaten in the ODI cricket series last time they were in India. That series was played after the World Cup and India would have felt pleased with their performance against their nemesis. This is a growing rivalry and the extra spice was provided by the World Cup final’s close encounter. With the extra impetus of this series being played as a part of ICC Women’s championship, both sides would like to go up the ladder on the points table.
Cricket Match Information:
ICC Women’s championship continues as England women take on India women in the first cricket ODI at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It will be the first of 3 cricket ODI games between the two sides. This cricket series will be followed by three-match T20 cricket series.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India women will be led by Mithali Raj in this cricket series. They are likely to retain the same playing eleven that helped them win the cricket series in New Zealand hence, our prediction is of the same playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of India Women’s playing XI:
- Mithali Raj
- Smriti Mandhana
- JL Rodrigues
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- D Hemalatha
- DB Sharma
- T Bhatia
- S Pandey
- J Goswami
- E Bisht
- Poonam Yadav
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
England women will be led by Heather Knight in this cricket series. Our prediction is that they might undergo some changes to their playing eleven as their wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor is making a comeback to the lineup.
Here is our prediction of England Women’s playing XI:
- AE Jones
- TT Beaumont
- Sarah Taylor
- Heather Knight
- NR Sciver
- DN Wyatt
- KH Brunt
- GA Elwiss
- FL Mackay
- LA Marsh
- KL Cross
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Harmanpreet Kaur has had a poor run of form since the World T20 cricket tournament. She would like to improve on that. Our prediction is of a good performance from her in the next game of cricket and in this cricket series.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket game played here produced the scores of 280 and 284 by India and England respectively. Our prediction is of a high-scoring cricket game between the two sides with the scores of around 250. Conditions are expected to be dry.
England women will begin the cricket game as favourites. They will be the tourists on this tour but their overall dominance over India has been brilliant. Although India have had upper hand in recent times, our prediction is of England’s victory for this game of cricket.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Sarah Taylor (ENG) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Poonam Yadav (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Sarah Taylor (ENG)
India women – 1.58
England women – 2.10
*odds may change anytime