As heavy rain interrupted the first T20 match between England W against India W, the Three Lions managed to secure victory by the D/L method. After losing out on the ODI series The Blue Army will look to bounce back in the T20 series. It will be a do or die match for the Indian team. A victory is the only option to give them a chance in this series. Both teams are laying the groundwork for their next encounter at The 1st Central Country Ground Hove. There are going to be some factors that will affect the outcome of this series.
Players to Look Out for
Harmanpreet Kaur: the skipper of the Indian Women’s team is going to be the one to look for. Till now she has had a tour to forget. Harmanpreet has failed to leave her mark in the ODI as well as One-off Test match. She has struggled throughout the series and barely managed to get across double digits. Even with the ball, she seems to be looking in search of her rhythm line and length. With two games remaining in the tour, she will be looking for a turnaround and looking to get her form back.
Smriti Mandhana: Smriti ranks in the top 4 T201 batswomen in the world. She has been one of the top-performing batswomen in this series for India. With a strike rate of 141.17, she has scored 144 runs in 8 matches. Overall she has managed to score 1782 runs in 78 T20 matches at an average of 25.45. With such stats and performances, she will be crucial for shaping out India’s innings.
Shafali Verma: the no.1 T20I batswoman in the world. A young and inspiring talent with some explosive technique is one to look out for. Shafali has been a consistent performer throughout this series. As an opening batswoman, she has been constantly pressurizing England bowlers with her timing and shot selection. She is going to be the one to look out for.
Tammy Beaumont: after failing to score runs in the first T20I. Tammy will be looking to keep the scoreboard ticking. After scoring 87 not out in the first ODI match Beaumont has failed to live up to that performance in the rest of the matches. Tammy can prove to be the game-changer as her overall record in T20 is quite impressive. She was the leading run-scorer against New Zealand. Once in her grove, she won’t take time to rip out the Indian bowling lineup.
Natalie Sciver: After a blissful performance in the First T20I Sciver is a pivotal player in England. Natalie was impressive throughout the ODI series. A quick 55 in the opening match of T20 And picking up the wicket of Smriti Mandhana Natalie is the game-changer for England. At any point in time, she has the ability to turn the tables on her opponent.
Where to Watch:
Date: 11th July 2021
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Channel: Sony Sports Network
Venue: The 1st Central Country Ground Hove