The First Semi-Final Faceoff between India and England for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 05th March 2020.
Match will commence at 03:00 PM local time (04:00 AM GMT) (09:30 AM IST).
ICC Women’sT20 World Cup Live telecast on Star Sports Network. Streaming Partner Hotstar.
The Sydney Cricket Ground pitch usually gets slow, allowing for great performance for spinners in the second half. But due to rainy weather, moisture might also come into play, bringing the fast bowlers into action.
As per Weather Forecast Report, there are 100% chances of rainfall; temperature might vary between 22 to 25 degrees Celsius, humidity recording to be approximately 83%.
Average first innings score: 113 (In 2 Women T20Is played at the venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
Bench – Pooja Vastrakar, Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Richa Ghosh.
Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn
Bench: Georgia Elwiss, Mady Villiers, Kate Cross, Freya Davis.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shafali Verma, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver
Vice-Captain – Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Poonam Yadav
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Taniya Bhatia
All-Rounders- Deepti Sharma, Nat Sciver (C)
Bowlers – Sophie Ecclestone, Poonam Yadav, Sarah Glenn, Shikha Pandey
India Women are expected to come out as winners.
Game changer for Indian Team
Shefali Verma opening Batswoman becomes the youngest batter in MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Verma(16) beats Suzie Bates for New Zealand who had been crowned top batswoman since 2018.
Shefali Verma is 3rd highest run-scorer in the on-going tournament. She has scores 161 runs in just 4 matches at an average of 40.25 and strikes rate 161.
Bowling strength –
Fast bowler Shikha Pandey, who is been equally brilliant picking 7 wickets in 4 matches. Radha Yadav 5 wickets in 2 matches, Rajeshwari Gayakwad 5 wickets in 4 matches, Deepti Sharma 2 wickets in 4 matches and Poonam Yadav 7 wickets in 4 matches will lead the pack.
Game changer for England Team
Where India team struggled in the middle order but the opposite is the case with the England team. Nat Sciver and England Skipper who has scored 202 runs at 67.33 and 193 runs at 64.33 respectively.
From the bowling side, the spin duo Sophie Ecclestone who has picked 8 wickets in 4 matches and Sarah Glenn (6 wickets in 4 games) and pacer Anya Shrubsole 8 wickets in 4 matches will lead the bowling unit.