India found ways to bring out a dominating performance in the first ODI. Solid bowling, a tight spell from Jhulan Goswami, and clinical batting from Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur made it an easy win for India Women. England are in with some work ahead. The batting struggled in the first game while the bowling failed to penetrate the Indian batters. The English line-up though is still pretty strong and will back themselves to bring a fightback in the upcoming fixture.
Played- 74 | England Women- 40 | India Women- 32 | No Result- 2
Date: 21st September 2022
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
The skies are clear for the ENG-W vs IND-W fixture, with no chance of rain.
The Canterbury track is likely to have some grass and could be a little dry too. Batting first will be a better option as there are chances of the pitch taking spin as the game progresses.
Sophia Dunkley. Danni Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Bryony Smith, Amy Jones, Maia Boucher, Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell, Freya Davies
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur, Taniya Bhatia, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh
After a good opening spell from Goswami, it was Deepti Sharma who applied the brakes in the first game. With the ball taking some turn, she is looking very dangerous. She is a handy batter too, and can make an impact at any phase of the game, making her a key player in the Indian team.
Kate Cross spent a lot of time on the bench over the last few months. She was out of the entire Commonwealth games and is back with a lot of frustration to let go of. She is a very good pacer, and her two wickets in the first ODI helped England find some hope in what a poor outing for them was. With competition rising though, Kate Cross knows that there is a lot of work ahead for her.
England are at times inconsistent but going by paper strength they should still fancy themselves against India.