Match: New Zealand women vs England women, Women’s World Cup 2022 (NZ-W vs ENG-W)
Date: March 20, Sunday, 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Women will take on England Women in match 19 of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. The game will be played Eden Park in Auckland on March 20.
The hosts are placed fifth in the points table with two wins in five matches. They come into this game after being defeated by South Africa two days ago. Captain Sophie Devine scored a knock of 94, while Amelia Kerr contributed with 43 runs. But seven of the other batters scored in single digits, which meant New Zealand eventually managed to post a total of only 228. Their bowlers, however, did a good job to make it a difficult chase for South Africa, who eventually won with three balls remaining.
England, on the other hand, are placed sixth in the points table after winning only one of their five matches, and are already out of contention for the semi-finals. However, they come into this game after winning their first match of the tournament. Their bowlers did a wonderful job to dismantle the Indian side for just 134 runs in 36.2 overs, after which a half-century from captain Heather Knight took them over the line nearly 20 overs remaining.
Ahead of match 19, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.
Weather update and pitch report for NZ-W vs ENG-W
The conditions in New Zealand have been good for batting so far, and the smaller boundaries at the Eden Park will further go in favour of the batters. But the fast bowlers have also enjoyed their time bowling at this ground. The expected first innings score is between 250 to 300 runs. It is advisable to pick as many batters possible for this MPL game.
As for the weather update, the temperature is likely to range from 12 to 20 degree Celsius. It is going to be mostly cloudy and there are high chances of rain playing a spoilsport.
New Zealand women team news and predicted XI
Team news: New Zealand’s journey in this tournament of the World Cup has been full of ups and downs. They were the dominant side in some games, while being dominated in the others.
Predicted XI: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Katey Martin (wk), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Frances Mackay, Hannah Rowe
England women team news and predicted XI
Team news: England, who won their first game of the tournament two days ago, will be looking to carry the same form into the next game. Their bowlers were at their very best in the game against India – Charlie Dean picked up four wickets while Anya Shrubsole chipped in with two.
Predicted XI: Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones, Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Anya Shrubsole
Head to head record
Australia women and England women have faced off 78 times in the ODI format, with England leading with 40 wins. The White Ferns have 36 wins. Of the 27 games the two teams have played in the World Cup, New Zealand lead 17-10.
Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for NZ-W vs ENG-W
Sophie Devine – All-rounder, New Zealand
MPL price – 10 credits
Sophie Devine scored an unbeaten 161 against Australia in the warm-up, and carried the form into the main games, scoring 103 against West Indies and mostly recently a 93 against South Africa. The all-rounder brings with her the experience of playing 126 ODIs, from which she has an average of 31.11, including six centuries.
Amelia Kerr – All-rounder, New Zealand
MPL price – 10.5 credits
Another New Zealand all-rounder you cannot miss having in your MPL team is Amelia Kerr. She has consistently done well for the team this tournament and will be looking to keep the form intact ahead of the semi-finals.
Tammy Beaumont – Batter, England
The England opener, who was the highest run-scorer in the 2017 edition of the World Cup, is perhaps her team’s most dependable batter. She has two half centuries in five games and can help you win points in your MPL game.
Charlie Dean – Bowler, England
Charlie Dean was the wrecker in chief in England’s most recent game against India. She picked up four wickets at an economy of just 2.76.
Suzie Bates – Batter, New Zealand
Apart from a half century against Bangladesh, Suzie Bates’ performances have been uninspiring so far. But with the experience she brings to the table, the opener can spring up a surprise on any day.
MPL fantasy XI – NZ-W vs ENG-W
NZ-W vs ENG-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The Women’s World Cup 2022 will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The New Zealand women vs England Women match will begin at 3.30 AM IST on March 20.