Match: India W vs England W.
Venue: County Ground, Bristol.
Time: 3:00 pm IST.
Preview: India Women kickstarts the 2022 ODI World Cup Preparation with this 3 match ODI series against England. The Indian batting was left exposed in the Test match but the fighting spirit showed by the lower order will give the Indian Eves confidence. On the other hand, England Women would start the series as favourites.
H2H: Both the teams have placed 69 ODIs against each other.
EnglandW won: 37.
IndiaW won: 30.
Bristol has been a bowling friendly pitch with an average score of 225. The pitch is expected to assist the quicks but tends to get slower as the game progreses.
Last 5 H2H performers:
IndW leads 4-1 in last 5 H2H.
Deepti:54 & 2w.
Note: These matches were played in India where the conditions are a bit slow and spin friendly.
India played a 5 match ODI series against South Africa Women in India 2021, where they lost 4-1 to South Africa.
Punam Rout: 263 runs (5 Inns).
Mithali Raj: 210 runs (4 Inns).
Harmanpreet Kaur: 160 runs (4 Inns).
Jhulan Goswami: 8 wickets (4 Inns).
England W played a 3 match ODI series and 2 ODI practice matches against New Zealand W in 2021. England W ended up winning both the ODI and T20 series in the tour.
Tammy Beaumont: 276 runs (5 Inns).
Natalie Sciver: 171 runs & 5 wickets (5 Inns).
Heather Knight: 165 runs
Amy Jones: 109 runs (4 Inns).
Sophie Ecclestone: 5 wickets (5 Inns)
Katherine Brunt: 4 wickets (4 Inns).
Recent Ground Performance:
The recently concluded Test Match was the recent match to be played on this ground.
Although the nature of ODI is different from Tests.Some of the ground performers based on average were:
Players to watch out for:
Anya Shrubshole: She is England's premier fast bowler and has picked up 90 wickets from 70 matches. She also has a decent H2H record.
Knight: Probably everyone's captain for this game. The all rounder has scored 2935 runs and 49 wickets in her career. She is expected to bat at top 3 while her off spin is used to break partnerships.
Mandhana: She is a classy batsman but not in good form. She is due for a big knock. She has scored 2172 runs with an average of 42.58.
Harmanpreet Kaur: If the top order fails then Harmanpreet Kaur will be equally important.
Heather Knight: 95 runs (Avg: 95)
Deepti Sharma: 83 runs (Avg: 83)
Sneh Rana: 82 runs (Avg: 82)
Shefali Verma: 159 runs (Avg: 79.50)
Tammy Beaumont: 66 runs (Avg: 66)
Mandhana: 86 runs (Avg: 43)
Ecclestone: 8 wkts (Avg: 25.75)
Sneh Rana: 4 wkts (Avg: 32.75)
Sciver: 3 wkts (Avg:14.33)
Knight: 3 wkts (Avg: 16)
Deepti Sharma: 3 wkts (Avg: 21.67)
Apart from the Test matches 3 ODD of Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy was held at Bristol.
Heather Knight: 67 runs & 2 wkts.
Tash Farrant: 10 runs & 1 wkt.
Ind W:Mithali, Raut, Shefali Verma, Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma.
EngW: Knight, Sciver, Ecclestone, Beaumont, Shrubshole, Katherine Brunt.
India: Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav
England: Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Lauren Winfield, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole.
India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj(C), Taniya Bhatia (Wk), Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana.
England Women: Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Windfield Hill, Heather Knight(C), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones(Wk), Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Anya Shrubsole.
Batsmen: Beaumont, Mandhana, Verma/Mithali Raj.
All Rounders: Knight, Sciver, Deepti, Brunt.
Bowlers: Ecclestone, Shrubshole, Goswami.
Other options: Sneh Rana, Winfield Hill.
Safe C/Vc: Knight, Sciver, Mandhana.
Differential: Beaumont, Jhulan Goswami, Ecclestone.
Risky: Brunt, Deepti Sharma.
Disclaimer: England W are the favourites to win this match. So if England wins the toss and elects to bowl first, then take England Bowlers and pick top 3-4 from England side.
In that case you have to drop top order of India. Then players like Deepti, Harmanpreet Kaur will become important.
Also make a GL team favouring India Women.