The 15th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between England and India on March 16 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. While England have lost all their three matches so far in their World Cup campaign, India have won two out of their three matches in the tournament.
Head to Head
England and India have played 72 ODIs against each other, out of which England have won 39, India have won 31 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
India: Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Players to watch out for
This right-handed opening batter of England has been the leading run-getter for her team in this World Cup so far. She has mustered 182 runs in four matches at an average of 60.67. She has given England good starts in her previous outings.
This right arm medium fast bowler was the pick of the bowlers for England in their last match against South Africa. She bowled with the new ball and struck with 2-34 in her nine overs. She will be expected to give England the early breakthroughs.
This stylish southpaw of India scored a blistering century in her last match against West Indies. She crafted her way to a 119-ball 123 to help India pile up more than 300 runs in 50 overs. She stitched a 184-run partnership with Harmanpreet Kaur, which is the highest partnership in Women’s World Cups.
The vice-captain of India is the leading run-getter for her team in this World Cup. The right-handed middle-order bat has muscled 185 runs in three matches at an average of 61.67 and a strike rate of more than 100.
This will be the sixth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Teams batting first have won three and teams batting second have won two matches. The average first innings score here in this edition of the World Cup has been 230 and the average second innings score has been 208.
The weather is expected to be pleasant with intervals of clouds and sunshine. The average temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius, with just four percent chance of precipitation and 66 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the southeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Richa Ghosh, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Katherine Brunt, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anya Shrubsole
Date: March 16, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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