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ENG-W vs IND-W, 3rd ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: England Women vs India Women, (ENG-W vs IND-W, 3rd ODI)

Date: September 24, 2022 – 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Lord’s, London

India women pulled off an incredible series victory over England – their first in England in 23 years, having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead. In what will be a farewell match for Jhulan Goswami, the two sides will meet at Lord’s for the third ODI on Saturday, September 24th. 

India sealed the series with a dominant 88-run victory in the second ODI at Canterbury. Being sent in to bat first, Shafali Verma was cleaned up in the second over. Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia added 54 runs for the second wicket at good click.

Harmanpreet Kaur and Harleen Deol then joined hands to add 113 runs for the fourth wicket. Deol was dismissed for 58 while Kaur went on to register her fifth ODI century. Kaur unleashed her monster side after completing the hundred, blasting 43 runs off her last 11 balls. Harmanpreet finished unbeaten on 143 off 111 to power the team to 333/5.

Kaur then provided India the first breakthrough with a direct hit to dismiss Tammy Beaumont. Renuka Singh then removed Emma Lamb and Sophia Dunkley to reduce the hosts to 47/3. Alice Capsey and Danni Wyatt stabilised the innings with a 55-run stand before Capsey was caught for 36-ball 39.

Wyatt and Amy Jones gave England some hope with a 65-run stand for the sixth wicket but then they lost four wickets in four overs. Wyatt scored 65 off 58 while Jones made 39. Charlie Dean fought with 37 runs down the order but it was never going to be enough.

Crucial two points towards the ICC Women’s Championship will be up for grabs in the third ODI. India sit at the top of the table with five out of five wins while England have zero points.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for ENG-W vs IND-W, 3rd ODI

The Lord’s Cricket Stadium is known to assist seamers across three formats. A total of 14 women’s ODIs have been hosted here, with the average first innings score reading 202. On seven of those occasions, the team batting first has failed to reach 200. Batting first is usually a better option here.

The weather could play spoilsport in this match as there’s a good possibility of showers. Over 65% chance of precipitation is predicted in London on Saturday afternoon, with the temperature around 16°C.

England Women – Expected XI and Team News

England made a couple of changes in the second game, with Alice Davidson-Richards and Issy Wong making way for Freya Kemp and Lauren Bell. Having lost the series, England may try to change the combination again.

Probable XI – Emma Lamb, Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (c/wk), Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell

India Women – Expected XI and Team News

India also made two changes to their playing XI last game, with Renuka Singh coming in for Meghana Singh and Dayalan Hemalatha replacing Sneh Rana. Expect the visitors to go in with the same combination.

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

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

Total Encounters – 108

England Women Won – 44

India Women Won – 59

Tied – 2

No Result – 3

India Women lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

3rd 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:

Harmanpreet Kaur: All-rounder, India

The Indian captain played one of the all time great knocks in the second ODI, smashing 143* off 111. She had scored 74* earlier in the first game. Harmanpreet has scored over 3300 runs in the fifty-over format at an average of 38, including five hundreds and 17 fifties. She has scored 750 runs in the format this year at 63 average and 90 strike rate.

Smriti Mandhana: Batter, India

Smriti Mandhana scored 91 off 99 in the first ODI and looked good in the second game as well, scoring 40 off 51. The Indian opener has amassed 3023 runs from 76 ODIs at an average of 43 while striking at 84. Mandhana has registered five hundreds and 24 fifties in the format.

Danni Wyatt: Batter, England

Danni Wyatt has looked the most assured batter from the English side in the first two games. She scored 43 runs in the first ODI and followed it up with 65 off 58. Wyatt has scored 463 runs in ODI cricket this year at an average of 33 while striking at 101. 

Sophie Ecclestone: Bowler, England

The world no. 1 bowler Sophie Ecclestone has 80 wickets in 51 ODIs at an economy of 3.78, including three four-fors. The 23yr old has improved with the bat and has scored 167 runs in ODIs this year at an average of 21. Ecclestone scored 31 off 33 in the first ODI.

Renuka Singh: Bowler, India

Renuka Singh has had a great start to her international career. The right arm seamer has picked 14 wickets in just six ODIs at a strike rate of 20.5, including two four-fors. She was excellent in the second game, snaring 4 for 57 in 10 overs. 

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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