Cricket match date: 28th 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: Mithali Raj
Team B Captain: Heather Knight
Cricket Match Preview:
India women will continue in their quest of more ODI cricket success against England as they take on each other in the third and final cricket ODI. By the time this piece is being written, India are in a strong position to seal the cricket series in the second ODI itself. England women had been bowled out for the score of 161 runs while batting first. India, in their run chase, were 17 for 1 after four overs.
Like in the first cricket game, England women were once again troubled by Shikha Pandey early in the innings. They were reduced to 44 for 4 and at one stage, they were 119 for 9 runs. It was only due to Natalie Sciver that they reached a competitive score of 161 runs on a tired pitch. This cricket game was played on the same pitch, where the last cricket ODI was played.
In the first cricket ODI, India were provided with a good start by Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues as they put on 69 runs for the first wicket. It was a difficult pitch with some ball-stopping and not coming on to the bat. Once the first wicket partnership was broken, England came into the game and got India to 95 for 5. Innings was then resurrected by Mithali Raj and Tanya Bhatia but in the end, India could only put on 202 runs on the board.
England women would have fancied their chances of chasing the low score but were put back by Shikha Pandey, whose opening spell left England reeling at 38 for 3. There was a 73 runs partnership between Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver, which was taking the cricket game away from India. India then came back strongly courtesy of a run-out and England collapsed to a total of 136 runs, handing over a 66 runs victory to India women.
It was a fantastic victory for India women, one that would give them an immense belief that they can win the game of cricket from any situation. They still have some problems though. In the absence of Harmanpreet Kaur, somebody will have to take the responsibility of middle order with Mithali Raj. One of Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues will have to bat throughout the innings to ensure that India reach the position of strength while setting the target.
Cricket Match Information:
India women will take on England women in the third cricket ODI as ICC Women’s championship continues at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It will be the final ODI cricket game between the two sides. This cricket series will be followed by a three-match T20 cricket series.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India women are being led by Mithali Raj in this cricket series. They are likely to retain the same playing eleven that helped them win the first cricket game in the series 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
- Poonam Raut
- MR Meshram
- DB Sharma
- T Bhatia
- S Pandey
- J Goswami
- E Bisht
- Poonam Yadav
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
England women are being led by Heather Knight in this cricket series. Despite the loss in their previous cricket game, our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played that last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of England Women’s playing XI:
- AE Jones
- TT Beaumont
- Sarah Taylor
- Heather Knight
- NR Sciver
- DN Wyatt
- KH Brunt
- A Shrubsole
- GA Elwiss
- A Hartley
- S Ecclestone
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Shikha Pandey has been in great form with the ball in the last two cricket ODIs. She is critical for India’s success in this cricket series as well as for the future. Our prediction is of another good spell from her.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket game played here was the first cricket game of this cricket series. This has been a low-scoring cricket series hence, our prediction is of a total of 200 runs by the side batting first. Conditions are expected to be dry.
India women will begin the cricket game as favourites as well. The way they won the first cricket game would have given them lots of confidence. They are now in with a chance of winning the series in next cricket game. Hence, our prediction is of an Indian victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Smriti Mandhana (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Shikha Pandey (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Smriti Mandhana (IND)
India Women – 1.46
England Women – 2.35
*odds may change anytime