ENG W vs IND W: Preview, Spotlight, Key Players and Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Smriti Mandhana powered India to victory in 2nd T20I [PC: Twitter]
English Women will cross swords against their Indian counterparts in the final fixture of the three-match T20I series in Bristol tomorrow at 11.00 PM IST.
The hosts won the first game convincingly by nine wickets, riding on a spectacular four-fer from Sarah Glenn and a magnificent half-century from Sophia Dunkley. However, India bounced back in style, handing a crushing eight-wicket defeat to their opponents in the second game, courtesy of Smriti Mandhana's counterattacking half-century.
As the series hangs in the balance, we expect a nail-biter between the two sides tomorrow.
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
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Pitch Report: The surface at Bristol has traditionally been a paradise for the batters. The ground's flat surface and small boundary dimensions often pave the way for high-scoring encounters. So, we expect a superb batting track, with the toss-winner likely to chase in tomorrow's game.
Spotlight: Smriti Mandhana
Star Indian opener Smriti Mandhana has been in glorious touch in this series. Mandhana, who fell prey to Bryony Smith for a well-compiled 23 in the first game, hammered a flamboyant 53-ball 79* to ensure India's clinical victory in the second match.
Mandhana received player of the match in 2nd T20I [PC: Twitter]
As a flat batting surface is expected in Bristol, we anticipate the swashbuckling southpaw to weave her magic in the series decider tomorrow.
Harmanpreet Kaur has been consistent with the bat recently. Kaur, who garnered 134 runs in the Commonwealth Games 2022, averages 49 with the bat in this series.
Sophia Dunkley slammed a tremendous 44-ball 61* in the first match, playing a vital role in England's thumping win.
Sneh Rana has been India's trump card with the ball. She scalped three wickets, dismantling England's batting order in the second game.
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Wicket-keeper: Richa Ghosh
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophia Dunkley, Maia Bouchier
All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Alice Capsey, Sneh Rana
Bowlers: Sarah Glenn, Renuka Singh Thakur, Freya Kemp
Captain: Smriti Mandhana
Vice-Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur
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