India Women vs. England Women: Third T20I Preview
India Women vs. England Women: Third T20I Preview

Match Details:

India Women vs England Women, 3rd T20I
March 09, 2019 
Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Preview

The hosts have already lost the three-match T20I series and will be hoping to end their clashes with England on a high by putting in a respectable performance in the last match. Mithali Raj might be playing her last T20I game, and she will be eager to bow out on a high. The Indians have been struggling in the format ever since the T20 World Cup ended - they lost the series to New Zealand earlier this year - and now have conceded the series to England as well.

While India's batting looks fragile in the absence of Harmanpreet Kaur, the bowling is even bleaker, with no pace bowler in the ranks who can cause trouble upfront. This is being utilized to full advantage by the English Women, as the openers are making hay in the powerplay overs. By the time the spinners from India come into the game, a solid foundation has already been set, which allows players like Brunt and Knight to play their aggressive strokes.

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Wicket-keeper: Amy Ellen Jones (8.5 credits)

The keeper bats in the top-order, and with India's bowling looking unthreatening, she has a huge chance of getting a big score on the board. Her counterpart, India's Taniya Bhatia on the other hand is being sent in at number eight, which hardly allows her enough deliveries to settle down and get a respectable total.

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