Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Match 14, ENG-W vs IND-W Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 World Cup match between ENG-W vs IND-W?
Both teams are still unbeaten in the tournament.
After winning their first two games of the tournament, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now take on England (ENG-W) at St George's Park in Gqeberha, on February 18. Notably, like India (IND-W), the Heather Knight-led side too is unbeaten in the tournament as they have managed to defeat West Indies and Ireland in their opening two clashes. Thus, when these two sides finally meet on the big stage, it is going to be a cracker of a contest, to say the least.
Coming to India, Stumper-batter Richa Ghosh is in phenomenal form at the moment. After her match-defining knock against Pakistan, the 19-year-old once again played a stellar innings against West Indies to help India win the match by six wickets.
Skipper Harmanpreet supported her well in the middle, scoring 33 off 42 deliveries. When it comes to bowling, Deepti Sharma was sensational. The all-rounder clinched three wickets by giving only 15 runs in her four overs. Thus, there have been a lot of positives for India in the first two matches but there are some massive concerns as well. The openers not in form is one such thing.
Now despite the win, England have struggled in their previous match against Ireland. Alice Capsey was the lone warrior with the bat as all the other batters lost their wickets rather cheaply. However, when it comes to bowling, the Three Lions were magnificent. Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn picked up three each while Charlie Dean picked up two. Given their form, they can throw a tough challenge to the Indian batters.
ENG-W vs IND-W Match Details:
England Women vs India Women, Match 14, Women's T20 World Cup
Venue: St George's Park, Gqeberha
Date & Time: February 18, 6:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
ENG-W vs IND-W Pitch Report:
The surface at St George’s Park is a sporting wicket and both batters and bowlers can get help from the surface. However, bowling first will be ideal and anything over 150 will be a good score on this pitch.
ENG-W vs IND-W Probable Playing XIs:
England Women (ENG-W):
Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver Brunt, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(w), Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Katherine Sciver Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell
India Women (IND-W):
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
ENG-W vs IND-W Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Given her form at the moment, one can’t bet against Richa Ghosh. In two matches so far, the 19-year-old has smashed 75 runs and if promoted up in the order, she can do more damage. Nevertheless, she has proved to be really dangerous so far and will be a vital cog for the Indian team in the match against England.
Probable best bowler
The English spinner has picked up six wickets from two matches in the ongoing tournament. A lot of England’s success depends on her bowling and the team management will hope that she will keep up the form and get the job done against India.