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ENG-W vs IND-W, 2nd ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: England Women vs India Women, (ENG-W vs IND-W, 2nd ODI)

Date: September 21, 2022 – 6 PM IST

Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

India women bounced back from their T20I series defeat quickly and took a lead in the fifty-over series by claiming the first ODI on Sunday. They’ll be looking to seal the series when they meet England women in the second ODI at St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury on Wednesday, September 21st.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian side dominated the first ODI, winning by seven wickets. The bowling attack did a superb job to strike at regular intervals to restrict the hosts to 227/7. Alice Davidson-Richards top scored with an unbeaten 50 off 61 whereas Danni Wyatt made 43 off 50.

Sophie Ecclestone (31) and Charlie Dean (24*) made crucial contributions at the back end. For India, Deepti Sharma bagged 2 for 33 while five others picked a wicket each. Jhulan Goswami conceded just 20 runs in her 10 overs.

Chasing the target, India lost Shafali Verma for just 1 in the second over. Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia then batted exceptionally. Bhatia scored 50 in just 47 balls while Mandhana went on to score 91 off 99, missing the century by a narrow margin. Kaur then led the side over the line with an unbeaten 74 to take crucial 10 points towards the ICC Women’s Championship.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for ENG-W vs IND-W, 2nd ODI

Only seven women’s ODIs have been hosted here over the years, with the average first innings score of 242. The pitches have been better for batting in recent years. The last game played here witnessed England hammer 347/5 versus New Zealand last year.

The weather in Canterbury on Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant. There’s only around 8% chance of precipitation with the temperature around 18°C.

England Women – Expected XI and Team News

England went in with a bowling attack of Kate Cross, Issy Wong, Charlie Dean and Sophie Ecclestone in the first ODI, with Alice Davidson-Richards and Alice Capsey as all-round options. In the batting department, they have trusted Emma Lamb and Tammy Beaumont at the top with Sophia Dunkley to follow.

Probable XI – Emma Lamb, Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (c/wk), Alice Davidson Richards, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Kate Cross, Issy Wong

India Women – Expected XI and Team News

India have Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana at the top, followed by Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur. Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana are the all-round options. In the bowling attack, Renuka Singh could not make the cut in the first game with Meghana Singh and Jhulan Goswami in the side.

Probable XI – Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh

Head to head record of ENG-W vs IND-W

Total Encounters – 107

England Women Won – 44

India Women Won – 58

Tied – 2

No Result – 3

England lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

2nd ODI: Five players to watch out for in the ENG-W vs IND-W match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Smriti Mandhana: Batter, India

Smriti Mandhana was magnificent in the first ODI, scoring 91 off 99. Earlier she had blasted 79* in the second T20I. The Indian opener has a terrific record in the ODI format, having scored 2983 runs in 75 games at an average of 43 and strike rate of 84. Mandhana has five hundreds and 24 fifties in the format.

Sophia Dunkley: Batter, England

The 24yr old batter struggled against the new ball assistance in the first game, managing 29 off . But Dunkley remains a top pick, having smashed 61* and 49 in the T20I leg. She has done well in the fifty-over format, with 663 runs in 21 innings at an average of 35. Dunkley has one hundred and four fifties in ODI cricket.

Harmanpreet Kaur: All-rounder, India

Harmanpreet Kaur made 74 not-out in the first ODI to help her side over the finishing line. The Indian superstar has scored 3175 runs in the fifty-over format at an average of 37. Kaur has registered four hundreds and 17 fifties in ODI cricket. She has 31 wickets with her part-time bowling.

Sophie Ecclestone: Bowler, England

The world no. 1 bowler Sophie Ecclestone didn’t get to do much with the ball in the last game, having been introduced too late. But she scored 31 off 33, continuing her upward graph with the bat. The left arm spinner has 79 wickets in 50 ODIs at an economy of 3.72, including three four-fors.

Jhulan Goswami: Bowler, India

Playing her final international series, Jhulan Goswami remains as potent as ever. The right arm seamer picked 1 for 20 off her full quota in the first ODI. Jhulan has claimed 253 wickets from 202 matches at an economy of 3.36, including nine four-plus wicket hauls.

MPL Fantasy XI

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, the series between England and India will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sports Network. You can also stream the match live on Sony LIV application.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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