When and Where to Watch England Women vs India Women Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for Only Test
The hosts have given fast bowler Emily Arlott her maiden national call-up.
Updated - Jun 15, 2021 1:20 pm
India Women might be playing their first Test match in seven years, but as far as records are concerned, they have every reason to cheer for ahead of their match against England Women at the County Ground in Bristol.
In their Test cricket, the two teams have faced off 13 times with India winning two games and England coming out trumps once by two runs back in November 1995. In their last two meetings in 2006 and 2014 respectively, India managed to secure wins.
Eight players from the eleven, which beat the Brits by six wickets seven years ago in Wormsley, would again be stepping out in the whites. It’s pertinent to note that Heather Knight and her women are yet to beat India in England.
Even as India won two matches, the other six encounters ended in draws. England women last played a Test back in July 2019 against Australia at the same venue and drew the match. The hosts have given fast bowler Emily Arlott her maiden national call-up.
In the squad, Natasha Farrant, Sophia Dunkley, Mady Villiers have featured in white-ball cricket, but are yet to play Test cricket. For India, young prodigy Shafali Verma has earned her maiden Test call-up.
Playing combination for ENGW vs INDW
In the current set of English players, Katherine Brunt is the most experienced, having played 12 Tests in which she has picked up 41 wickets. The veteran speedster is also fourth in the list of all-time highest wicket-takers for England Women in Tests.
Fast bowler Anya Shrubsole is second in the list with 17 wickets from six encounters. India would remember the damage Shrubsole did in the 2017 World Cup in England. Among the batters, Heather Knight has 386 runs from seven Tests at an average of 32.16 with a top score of 157.
Tammy Beaumont has been in decent form of late and a lot of focus will be on her. Amy Jones also has a fair bit of experience under her belt. Sophie Ecclestone has ruled the ODI and T20I formats, but Test cricket is a different ball game and she’ll be looking to perform.
Amy Jones (wk), Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (C), Georgia Elwiss, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross/Natasha Farrant
Bench: Sophia Dunkley, Mady Villiers, Emily Arlott, Natasha Farrant/Kate Cross
Shafali Verma has done exceptionally for India Women in the T20I format, scoring 617 runs at a strike rate of 148.31. However, in challenging English conditions, it might not be all that easy for her. If she plays, it will most probably in place of Jemimah Rodrigues, who was in awful form in the ODI series against South Africa.
Punam Raut did well against the Proteas and it will be hard to leave her out. Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are the most experienced, having played 10 Tests each. Goswami has picked up 40 wickets in those matches and scored 283 runs.
Mithali Raj is fourth in the list of all-time leading run-scorers for India with 663 runs at an average of 51. The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shikha Pandey, and Poonam Yadav need to bring forth all their experience as well.
Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues/Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht/Radha Yadav
Bench: Shafali Verma/Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar, Indrani Roy, Sneh Rana, Arundhati Reddy, Ekta Bisht/Radha Yadav, Priya Punia
ENGW vs INDW Head-to-Head
Played – 13 | England Women– 1 | India Women – 2 | Draw – 10
Played – 8 | England Women– 0 | India Women – 2 | Draw – 6
ENG vs NZ Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST, 11:00 AM local time
TV– Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming – Sony LIV