3rd ODI: England vs New Zealand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

Hosts England, with back-to-back statement wins against New Zealand in the ongoing 3-match One-Day International (ODI) series, have secured the series. While England eyes a whitewash, the visitors will want a win in the 3rd ODI on the 3rd of July 2024, at 5:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), at County Ground, Bristol.

3rd ODI England vs New Zealand
3rd ODI England vs New Zealand

Squads:

England – Heather Knight (C), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice ⁠Capsey, Charlie ⁠Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie ⁠Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, ⁠Bess Heath, Amy ⁠Jones, Kate Cross, Freya ⁠Kemp, Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Linsey Smith, Danielle Wyatt

New Zealand – Sophie Devine (C), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze (WK), Maddy Green, Mikaela Greig, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Melie Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe

Players to watch out:

Tammy Beaumont

The 33-year-old opening batter, from 107 ODI outings, has racked up 3882 runs at an average of 40.02, with the highest score of 168*. Tammy didn’t score many runs in this domestic season and departed after getting starts in the series against Pakistan. However, she followed up her score of 76* in the opener of this series with a 28. It is hoped she has another good knock around the corner.

Lauren Filer

The 23-year-old pacer, averaging 20.00 and maintaining an economy rate of 4.78, has scalped 10 wickets from 7 ODIs, with a best of 3/27. Lauren has displayed notable form this domestic season, and continuing with momentum, she returned figures of 1/18 and 1/35 in her previous couple of ODIs this series. She can be relied upon for breakthroughs, extending this form.

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Maddy Green

The 31-year-old middle-order batter, from 64 ODI innings, has accumulated 1418 runs, including the highest score of 122, at an average of 25.78, and also has a wicket to her name. Maddy’s previous 5 ODI outings have all been against England, with a couple of decent starts, including a 30 in her most recent outing. She’ll be backed to find consistency, converting her starts into substantial scores.

Jess Kerr

The 26-year-old pacer, maintaining an economy rate of 4.29, has bagged 43 wickets from 33 ODI innings, while also contributing with the bat, adding 217 runs from 26 innings. Jess, in her previous 5 innings, all against England, in the home series registered 7 wickets from 3 outings but remained wicketless in the other two this series yet was economical. It is hoped she returns to her wicket-taking best.

Pitch:

The Bristol County Ground offers a good batting track with an average score in the 250s, and we expect it to be no different for this game. The wicket will also provide enough assistance for bowlers, particularly pacers, who can potentially change the course of the game.

Weather:

It will be a pleasant day for cricket in Bristol with no expected rain interruptions despite cloudy skies, ensuring a complete game. The temperature will be around 17°C, with moderate winds and humidity at 81%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Amy ⁠Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Brooke Halliday, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Devine, Melie Kerr, Charlie ⁠Dean, Sophie ⁠Ecclestone, Lauren Bell, Kate Cross

Match details:

Date – July 3, 2024

Time – 5:30 PM IST

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Venue – County Ground, Bristol

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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