After being put below stress of their earlier two video games, India may have no room for error after they tackle a formidable England within the Ladies’s T20 World Cup on Friday. A win in opposition to world quantity two England on Friday will take the Harmanpreet Kaur-led aspect successfully into the knock-out stage, to be competed amongst high two groups from Group 1 and a pair of. The Indians beat arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets earlier than notching a extra convincing six-wicket win in opposition to West Indies earlier this week. Whereas the dual wins put India in a robust place to qualify for the semifinals, it was hard-hitting teenager Richa Ghosh’s brilliance which pulled the ‘Ladies in Blue’ over the road on each events.
In opposition to England, the top-order should give a greater account of themselves. U-19 World Cup-winning captain Shafali Verma has been unable to transform her begins within the match to this point, making a gift of her wicket at essential junctures.
Again after nursing a finger harm, Smriti Mandhana seemed in imperious contact as she timed the ball to perfection however could not go the gap.
Jemimah Rodrigues will search some consistency whereas skipper Kaur has additionally seemed in good contact and has made helpful contributions although she has not scored huge to this point with 33 being her highest.
They should navigate England’s spin trio of Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn.
Whereas the bowling division put up a much-improved present in opposition to West Indies, the Indian bowlers should bowl out of their pores and skin in opposition to England, who’ve the likes teenager Alice Capsey, who will head into the match excessive on confidence after notching the joint-fastest fifty in Ladies’s T20 World Cup historical past.
Pooja Vastrakar has been spectacular, sharing the brand new ball duties with Renuka Singh whereas the ever-reliable Deepti Sharma bowled showcased exemplary demise bowling in opposition to West Indies.
The fielding too has been patchy, with mis-fields and dropped catch marring some stellar show. India can in poor health afford the sloppiness in opposition to England who’re certain punish any errors.
Then again, agency title contenders England, like India, are additionally unbeaten after two video games and are best-placed to qualify for the semifinals.
On the identical factors as India ( 0.590), Heather Knight and Co. lead the group owing to a superior web run fee of two.497.
The combination of youth and expertise is doing the trick for the previous champions with the likes of Capsey and Lauren Bell supporting the expertise of Knight, Nat and Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Danni Wyatt.
India:Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey.
England:Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill and Danni Wyatt.
Match begins 6.30 IST.
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