The seventh match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between England and West Indies on March 9 at University Oval in Dunedin. While West Indies won the first match of their World Cup campaign against New Zealand by three runs, England suffered a defeat at the hands of Australia by 12 runs in their first match of the World Cup.
Head to Head
England and West Indies have played 22 ODIs against each other, out of which England have won 15, West Indies have won five, and two matches did not produce a result.
England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlotte Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danielle Wyatt
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice-Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
Chasing a daunting total of 311, this English all-rounder smashed an unbeaten century. Though her effort went in vain, she gave some hope to her team and reduced the margin of defeat. With the ball, the right-arm seamer picked up two wickets. England will want this all-rounder to fire on all cylinders for the rest of the World Cup.
The right-handed opening batter of England made a great start to her World Cup campaign as she muscled a delectable half century against Australia. She looked solid at the top of the order and provided her team with a good start to the run chase.
This West Indian all-rounder won the player of the match for her contributions with both bat and ball against New Zealand in the World Cup opener. She plundered 119 off 128 balls to help her side go past the 250 run mark. With the ball, the right arm off spinner scalped a couple of wickets.
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of West Indies started the World Cup with a boundary against New Zealand. In the same over, she smacked three boundaries in total. Though she missed out on scoring big in the World Cup opener, she will be raring to go in the upcoming matches. With the ball, she bowled the last over of the match and successfully defended six runs and picked up two wickets as well.
The last match that was played here, which was a part of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, was a rain-curtailed affair. Due to the wet conditions, the bowlers found it difficult to grip the ball. This made it easy for batters to score freely. Overall, the venue looks good for batting. However, if the bowlers are consistent with their lines and lengths they can yield rich dividends.
The weather is expected to be cool with low clouds. The average temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius, with 25 percent chance of precipitation and 100 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east-southeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Shemaine Campbell, Tammy Beaumont, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight, Chedean Nation, Hayley Matthews, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Anya Shrubsole
Date: March 9, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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