Cricket match date: 23rd November 2018
Cricket match time: 05:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: ICC Women’s World T20
Team A: India Women
Team B: England Women
Team A Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur
Team B Captain: Heather Knight
Cricket Match Preview:
The unbeaten team of Group B, India women cricket team, will take on the second-best team of Group A, England women, in the second semi-final of the tournament. While the clash between West Indies women and Australia women is being built up as the clash of the Titans, the clash between India and England will not be too much behind that either. Both teams will be looking to reach the final in grand style.
India women, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, have surpassed the expectations in the manner in which they have reached the semi-final. While the game against New Zealand women was a virtual quarterfinal which could have gone either way, it is the way they defeated the Australian team that sent shock waves to the other teams. The Australian team is the best team in the tournament and based on the way they had won their first three games, it seemed like no team would be able to stop their juggernaut. But the women in blue did it and their style will be surely copied by West Indies when they will take on Australia in the semis.
England women, on the other hand, have been professional enough to reach the semis. They came into the tournament with just 10 games of cricket in this format of the game this year. Even at the start of the tournament, they could not get the game time due to the rain. But once the rain was out of the way, they brushed aside Bangladesh women and South African women. They, however, would be disappointed with the result in the cricket game against West Indies women. They made the match out of it even though they scored only 115 runs. They have had upper hand over India women in this format of the game and they would also like to take heart from their win in the final of the 50 over World Cup as well.
India women, however, would like to get over the traumatic memory of the 50 over cricket World Cup final. They were within the touching distance of creating history but was denied by Anya Shrubsole, who picked up 6 wickets in the game. She has once again done well in this tournament, including picking up a hat-trick, and so India women would like to play her cautiously. This battle of India’s top order against Shrubsole might just dictate the outcome of the cricket semi-final.
Cricket Match Information:
India women and England women will take on each other in the second semi-final of the world T20 tournament. The winner of this game will play the winner of the first semi-final that will be played between West Indies women and Australia women in the final of the World T20 tournament on 25th November.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India women have been terrific in this tournament so far. Their slower bowlers have not let any opposition to get away. England women will go hard against them hence, it will be important that they stick to their plans. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven for India as their last cricket game with the inclusion of Mithali Raj.
Here is our prediction of India Women’s playing XI:
- Mithali Raj
- Smriti Mandhana
- JL Rodrigues
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- Veda Krishanmurthi
- D Hemalatha
- DB Sharma
- RP Yadav
- T Bhatia
- A Reddy
- Poonam Yadav
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
England women lost their last group cricket game against West Indies women. But they were very close to a victory in that game as well. Hence, our prediction is of the same eleven as their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of England women’s playing XI:
- D Wyatt
- Heather Knight
- TT Beaumont
- AE Jones
- NR Sciver
- L Winfield
- A Shrubsole
- SIR Dunkley
- S Ecclestone
- D Hazell
- KL Gordon
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Harmanpreet Kaur has already made a mark in this tournament by hitting a sensational century against New Zealand women. In a big match like the semi-final, our prediction is of a captain’s knock from her.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
It is a new venue for this tournament. The first semi-final between West Indies women and Australian women will be the first game of cricket played here in this tournament. Hence, because of two matches being played on the same day, our prediction is of a slow pitch and a score of around 140 may prove to be match-winning. Conditions are expected to be dry.
India women will begin the game of cricket as favourites. While their overall record is bad against England women, it is their current form that has turned the tide towards them. Hence, our prediction is of an India victory in the second semi-final.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Harmanpreet Kaur (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Poonam Yadav (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Harmanpreet Kaur (IND)
India Women – 1.66
England Women – 2.00
*odds may change anytime