ENG vs IND: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report For Only Test
Heather Knight can be a good captaincy pick in this contest.
Updated - Jun 15, 2021 8:35 pm
England Women will host India Women in the one-off Test, which gets underway on June 16 (Wednesday) at the County Ground in Bristol.
The day’s play will start at 3:30 PM IST. Fans can switch to Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV for the live telecast and streaming of the game.
It is termed a historic Test match as the Indian women team will don the whites for the first time since November 2014. Adapting to the dynamics of five-day cricket would indeed be challenging for the visitors. However, they have the services of Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami, who have tormented many prominent oppositions.
On the other hand, England Women have also not played a Test match since July 2019, and it would be interesting to see how they turn up in this game. The home advantage is indeed in their favour, and Heather Knight’s team would be backing themselves to emerge victoriously. However, they must put their best foot forward against a potent Indian side.
Probable Playing XIs for ENG vs IND
Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Tanya Bhatia(wk), Jhulan Goswami, Punam Yadav, Ekta Bisht
Amy Jones(wk), Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Georgia Elwiss, Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shurbsole, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant
Having scalped 40 wickets in 10 Test matches, Jhulan Goswami knows how to shine in the longest format, and the home team must beware of her. The right-arm pacer can swing the ball both ways and that too at a rapid pace. On top of that, the English conditions are tailor-made for her bowling style.
Knight will marshal the England troop in the upcoming contest and she’ll have a job in hand. The right-handed batter has a sound technique and piercing her defences won’t be easy for Indian bowlers. So far, she has scored 370 runs in seven Test matches. Not to forget, she can also contribute with her handy off-breaks.
Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fran Wilson, Jhulan Goswami (C)
Mithali Raj (C), Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Brunt
Heather Knight (C), Kate Cross, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shikha Pandey