IND W vs ENG W first T20I match will be played on Wednesday 6th December at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the match will start at 7:00 pm IST.
It’s been quite an exciting year for the women in blue in the shorter format where they started the year with a loss against Australia Women in the World Cup semi finals. Then went onto win the gold medal at the Asian games in their last international appearance. It is time for the Indian Women to finish the year on a high in the T20 format.
Amol Mazumdar takes over as the new head coach of the team and his first major challenge will be up against the world number two ranked side in T20I’s. A team that has dominated the Indian Women in their own backyard in the shorter format.
Team India will rely on the top heavy batting order led by Smriti Mandhana who has scored 369 runs in 15 matches in 2023. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur returns to the squad and she has been led from the front this year with 323 runs in 13 matches.
Deepti Sharma hasn’t been at her usual best with the bat this year but she has been the most successful bowler with 19 wickets in 16 matches. Shreyanka Patil, Mannat Kashyap and Saika Ishaque are the new faces in the squad.
England Women are a dominant force who rely on the world number one ranked bowler Sophie Ecclestone and leg spinner Sarah Glenn in Indian conditions. The focus will be on the team’s most experienced players Nat Sciver Brunt, Danielle Wyatt. Wyatt has a phenomenal record against India in T20I’s (543 runs in 24 matches).
Expect a flat pitch that favours the batsman and a high scoring game is on the cards at the Wankhede stadium. The average 1st inning score in Women’s T20I is 148. Anything above 160 in the first innings should be challenging to chase.
IND W vs ENG W Head to Head Record
India Women won only twice in nine matches against England Women in India and seven victories in 27 matches overall.
IND W vs ENG W 1st T20I Probable Playing XI
India Women (IND W): Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shreyanka Patil, Renuka Singh Thakur, Minnu Mani, Saika Ishaque.
England Women (ENG W): Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver Brunt, Heather Knight, Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Mahika Gaur, Lauren Bell.
IND W vs ENG W 1st T20I Match Prediction
The odds in favour of India Women (IND W) to win the match are 1.98 (Parimatch) and in the favour of England Women to win the match are 1.77 (Parimatch). England Women (ENG W) enter the match as favourites to win but India Women have the home advantage. We back India Women to win the match.