The New Road Stadium in Worcester hosts the third and final ODI of the three-match ongoing series England Women and India Women on Saturday (June 3).
The hosts were dominant in the series with two consecutive wins and is ahead 2-0. English bowling attack and batting unit have both performed remarkably well in the previous two games. Therefore, they want to win another match to clear the visitors.
On the other hand, the batting approach was the biggest disappointment for the Indian team. Young man Shafali Verma did impress, but the middle order could not speed up the run. Mithali Raj and Co. would aim for their first win in the ongoing tour.
The wicket at Worcester is slightly slow and tends to help the spinners. Teams chasing are relatively more successful than batting first. The last match that took place at this venue was between Worcestershire and Leicestershire in the ongoing T20 blast, where the home team managed to chase the score.
Head to Head record:
Matches Played: 71 | England Women won: 39 | India Women won: 30 | Tied up: 0 | No result: 2
The team led by Heather Knight is already 2-0 ahead in the series and wants to win another one to register the clean sweep. To be able to do this, it is likely that they will not make any change in their winning combination.
AFRIKAANS XI: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Nat Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Sarah Glenn, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross.
India’s main focus is not to waste too many balls. They want to work on this factor to achieve their consolation victory in the series.
INDW XI: Mithali Raj (C), Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav.