The ICC T20 World Cup 2023 has begun, and the stakes could not be higher. All teams have played at least two games and have had ample opportunity to evaluate the pitch and conditions. Each game from here on out can determine a team’s fate in terms of eventually winning the World Cup.
England Women are considered one of the early favourites to win this World Cup. They have proven why they have those tags after winning both of their first two games. England Women will be looking to win the world cup for the first time since 2009.
Indian Women have gotten off to a great start, winning both of their group games so far. They’ll want to make amends after coming so close in the previous edition. India Women, who enter the tournament as favourites, will aim to go all the way.
The 14th Match between England Women vs India Women will take place on February 18th, 2023 at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
Match Details to Note
Match: England Women vs India Women, 14th Match, Group B, ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2023
Date: February 18, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Following a semi-final exit in the previous edition, England will be looking to go two better and win the tournament as they did in the inaugural edition. They not only have the team, but also the momentum, having won both of their games in the tournament so quickly.
Things couldn’t have gone better for the England Women after being put in the field by the Irish. After a solid start with the bat by Ireland, England managed to claw their way back and bowl out the Irish Women for 105. Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn were outstanding, each taking three wickets.
With a score of 106 to chase, it appeared to be a simple task for the England Women’s team. And so it proved, as they chased down the target in 14.2 overs while losing 6 wickets. Alice Capsey crushed the Irish with a stunning 51 off 22 balls.
Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt, Issy Wong, Dani Gibson
Players to watch out for:
Sophia Dunkley is an all-round batting star for England Women. Her best WT20I score came against India Women, and she is excited for this match.
Alice Capsey, an 18-year-old batting all-rounder, was named Player of the Match after a brilliant attacking innings against Ireland Women in which she scored 51 runs off only 22 balls.
UP Warriors signed the left-arm spinner in the Women’s IPL auction before dismissing Gaby Lewis, Laura Delany, and Eimear Richardson later in the day.
Possible Playing XI:
Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver Brunt, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(w), Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Katherine Sciver Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell
The India Women’s team had high expectations going into this tournament, and their performances thus far have raised them even higher. With two wins in two games, India will be hoping to remain unbeaten and win the ICC T20 World Cup for the first time.
After losing the toss, the Indian bowlers made an outstanding start, taking the first wicket in the second over alone. Following an impressive platform set up by the West Indian batsmen, the Indian bowlers fought back admirably, limiting the West Indies to 118 runs. Deepti Sharma was outstanding, taking three wickets for 15 runs.
The batting department made quick work of the target, completing it in 18.1 overs. The Indian would be very pleased with this performance, which included a good opening partnership and a fantastic end to the innings lower down the order. Richa Ghosh once again wowed with a 44-ball performance.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh
Players to watch out for:
The number three batter scored one run off five balls in the previous game but hit a half-century in the first game and is an excellent T20 player.
The captain scored 33 runs off 42 balls in Match 9 and was dismissed only two balls before the victory was confirmed.
With her Player of the Match performance against West Indies Women, Deepti Sharma became the first India Women’s player to reach 100 WT20I wickets.
Possible Playing XI:
Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
England Women vs India Women Top Team Batsmen
Our batting picks for England Women are Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, and Danni Wyatt. Wyatt has yet to advance past the round of 16 in this tournament, but he has been one of England’s most consistent top-order batters over the last 18 months. Capsey has 298 runs scored and a strikeout rate of 139.25 in 11 WT20I innings.
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, and Jemimah Rodrigues are our batting choices for India Women. Verma scored 28 runs off 23 balls at the top of the order against the West Indies Women and has five WT20I half-centuries to her name. Mandhana has six international centuries to her name.
England Women vs India Women Top Team Bowlers
Our bowling recommendations for England Women are Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, and Sophie Ecclestone. Glenn scored 3-19 against Ireland Women in Match 6. In the previous game, Dean dismissed the dangerous Amy Hunter at the top of the order.
Our bowling picks for India Women are Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, and Pooja Vastrakar. Vastrakar took a wicket in both of the first two games and dismissed Hayley Matthews in the third. Last September, Singh dismissed England opener Danni Wyatt in a WT20I.
England Women vs India Women Head to Head
In this format, England Women lead India Women 19-7 after 26 head-to-head matches. However, India Women have been far more competitive in the last three years, winning five of the last nine World Twenty20 Internationals.
England Women vs India Women Head to Head Stats in T20s
England Women vs India Women Toss Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss will prefer to bowl first. Given the history of the ground and the possibility of rain, batting second will be the most prudent choice. Furthermore, because the pitch is not known for producing high scores, the team batting second has an advantage.
England Women vs India Women Pitch Report
This meeting will take place at St. George’s Park in Gqeberha, South Africa. The stadium has a capacity of 19,000 people.
The team batting first has won two of the last five T20s played here, while the team batting second has won three.
The weather will be fantastic. Maximum and minimum temperatures will range between 23°C and 18°C, with a 90% chance of rain in the morning.
England Women vs India Women Prediction
With both teams winning their first two matches, one of England Women or India Women will record another victory and take a clear lead at the top of Group 2, confirming their place in the semi-final. We anticipate an exciting match on a spinning pitch and would not be surprised if there are over 300 runs scored throughout the game. Our prediction is that England Women’s batters will perform admirably and that England Women will win. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
England Women is the favourite to beat India Women at the odds of 1.60.
England Women vs India Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Sophia Dunkley is a dependable opening batter for England Women, and we expect her to be their leading scorer in this game.