England opt to bowl in crunch game; both teams unchanged


It’s a rematch of the 2017 ultimate in superb circumstances on a recent pitch on the Bay Oval, which each captains famous regarded a bit dry

Toss England Ladies selected to bowl vs India Ladies

England opted to bowl of their World Cup match in opposition to India at Mount Maunganui. England named an unchanged aspect to that which misplaced to South Africa by three wickets on Monday, that means Danni Wyatt retains her place on the high of the order as a substitute of Lauren Winfield-Hill. India chosen the identical aspect which defeated West Indies by 155 runs in Hamilton on the weekend.

Play was set for this rematch of the 2017 ultimate in superb circumstances on a recent pitch on the Bay Oval, which each captains famous on the toss regarded a bit dry.

One of the best ways for England, the defending champions who’re winless within the match to this point, to retain some management over their very own future could be to win this and their remaining three matches, whereas one other defeat would depart them reliant on different, unlikely, outcomes going their solution to attain the semi-finals. India, in the meantime, can transfer degree on factors with second-placed South Africa, who can have a sport in hand, with victory on this match.

Heather Knight, the England captain, was upbeat about her aspect’s probabilities after the toss.

“We have been actually shut with out taking part in our greatest cricket and it appears like at the moment goes to be the day that it clicks,” Knight instructed the host broadcaster. “I simply need to see plenty of battle from the women, plenty of ability, we have definitely obtained ability on this workforce so we’ll come out preventing and maintain it quite simple and do what we do effectively.

“There’s all the time stress in World Cups. We’re clearly ready the place we do not need to be however we’re nonetheless in it, 100% we’re nonetheless in it, and we’re nonetheless going to maintain preventing.”

Mithali Raj stated she was comfortable to bat first and backed her aspect to place their expertise to good use 5 years on from the final 50-over World Cup.

“With the type of expertise and publicity this workforce has from the T20 World Cup additionally – being finalists within the T20 World Cup – and having a variety of gamers who performed within the Massive Bash League across the globe I feel getting that have in use for at the moment’s sport is essential,” she stated.

England 1 Tammy Beaumont, 2 Danni Wyatt, 3 Heather Knight (capt), 4 Nat Sciver, 5 Amy Jones (wk), 6 Sophia Dunkley, 7 Katherine Brunt, 8 Sophie Ecclestone, 9 Kate Cross, 10 Charlie Dean, 11 Anya Shrubsole

India 1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Yastika Bhatia, 3 Mithali Raj (capt), 4 Deepti Sharma, 5 Harmanpreet Kaur, 6 Richa Ghosh (wk), 7 Sneh Rana, 8 Pooja Vastrakar, 9 Jhulan Goswami, 10 Meghna Singh, 11 Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Valkerie Baynes is a basic editor at ESPNcricinfo

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