T20 Series: 2nd Match
Stadium: Wankhede Stadium, India
09 Dec 2023
India Women and England Women are going head to head in the 2nd Match of T20 Series at Wankhede Stadium, India on 09 Dec 2023. England lead the three game series by 1-0 and India needs to win this one to set up the final on 10th December. Who will win this game of cricket?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
India Women form
India entered the contest after a successful campaign in the Asian Games, where they emerged as champions in September. However, they faced a tough opponent in England W, who outperformed them in every aspect of the game. India chose to bowl first, and Renuka Singh quickly took two wickets in the opening over by dismissing Sophia Dunkley and Alice Capsey consecutively. Despite the promising start, India failed to take full advantage as England went on to score a massive total. Renuka Singh had an impressive bowling performance, finishing with figures of 3 for 27. However, Vastrakar, Saika Ishaque, and Deepti Sharma, who are experienced players, will be expected to contribute more. Shreyanka Patil, who had a notable debut, will once again play an important role in the spin department. In terms of batting, Smriti Mandhana has been struggling to perform well and will be looking to score runs at the top of the order. Harmanpreet Kaur, who showed good form in the recent WBBL, will be a crucial player in the middle order along with Jemimah Rodrigues. Although Richa Ghosh and Kanika Ahuja made decent starts, they were unable to capitalize on them. While India W is a talented team, they will need to address a few weaknesses if they want to level the series.
India Women Predicted Lineup
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Thakur Singh, Saika Ishaque
England Women form
England W displayed a proficient performance on Wednesday and will aim to replicate it during the weekend. Despite a rough start with the loss of two wickets in the opening over, Danielle Wyatt and Nat Sciver-Brunt exhibited an exceptional partnership, accumulating 138 runs in just 86 deliveries to establish a challenging target of 198 runs. Other notable batsmen like Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Heather Knight, and Amy Jones possess substantial firepower. The bowling department, led by Sophie Ecclestone and Nat Sciver-Brunt, demonstrated remarkable skills, with Ecclestone taking 3 wickets for only 15 runs. Overall, the England team appears to have a well-balanced lineup.
England Women Predicted Lineup
Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell, Mahika Gaur
India Women vs England Women Expert Tips & Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss will choose to bat first. The Wankhede Stadium is known for producing pitches that are favorable for batting, and this is expected to be the case on Saturday. The pitch is flat with some patches of grass, allowing the ball to come onto the bat nicely, allowing batsmen to play their natural game. The team batting first will aim to score around 200 runs. As the pitch dries out, the surface may slow down a bit, providing some grip and turn for the slower bowlers as the game progresses. The weather is expected to be clear with temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius.
Although most betting sites are offering similar odds for both teams, we believe that England W has a higher probability of winning this match. They displayed superior performance against India W in almost all aspects of the game, giving them confidence heading into this contest. However, India will be determined to make a comeback, making for a closely contested match. Our recommendation is to bet on England W to win.