India Women will take on England in the second ODI of the 3-match ODI series. If India loses, they will suffer another ODI series defeat in 2021.
Match Timings: June 30, 6:30 PM IST
England will host India in the second ODI of the series and would look to seal the series this time. Indian girls were thrashed by English women in the opening ODI at Bristol. The last two games of the series will be played in Taunton and Worcester.
World Champions England made a solid start to the ODI series. After winning the toss, they asked the Indian side to bat first. India lost two wickets early and later, Mithali revived India by scoring 56th half-century. Poonam and Deepti got the start but they didn’t convert it into big. The poor run rate in the first 25 overs proved costly for India but somehow, they managed to get past 200.
England avoided any other drama in the chase and completed it with ease. They chased down the target in 34.5 overs, courtesy of Tammy Beaumont’s 87 and Sciver’s 74. The duo added 119 runs to seal the game before 91 balls. It was a clinical victory for England and they are one win away to add one more ODI series win of this year.
Shafali Verma made her ODI debut in Bristol but didn’t score much. India would expect some runs from her. Her acceleration will be useful for India. Harmanpreet’s form is also a big concern and she is also delivering from the last two years. She is a senior player and her poor show is making India’s middle-order dull. India has to change their intent in batting. They cannot win matches with this score.
Mithali’s troops recently suffered a 4-1 loss to South Africa and it was their fifth loss in six games in 2021. Meanwhile, England recently edged past New Zealand and won the ODI series 2-1. It will be a cracking game because India can surprise the English side. All things will depend on India’s top order.
Tanton’s surface is good for batting and it offers great assistance to pacers. Chasing would be slightly tricky if the score is above 260.
Lauren Winfield Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
378 runs in NZ tour, 66 in Bristol Test, 87 in last ODI
95 in Test, 165 & 5 wickets in ODI assignments in NZ
Player of the match in the last Test, having a form of her life
Top-scorer in ODI series against SA, 32 in first ODI under pressure