ENG vs IND | T20I Series Preview
After the three-match ODI series between England and India, the focus now shifts to the T20Is for the last leg of the multi-format series. The ODI series ended in favor of the home side as they clinched a convincing 2-1 series win despite a loss in the final ODI at Worcester. It was a dominant performance by Heather knight and co. as the Indian Women's team were found wanting for their slow scoring rate in the first two ODIs.
The visitors will be keen to carry their winning momentum from the last ODI and put up an improved performance throughout the T20Is. England Women boast of a terrific T20I line-up. They'll be high on confidence considering their last outing against White Ferns which saw them clean sweep their opponents in a three-match series. On the other hand, Team India will have their cut out as they face a potent English side on their home turf.
The odds will definitely in favor of the hosts, especially when India comes into this series on the back of the T20I series loss at home against South Africa. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will have to raise their game if they are to stand any chance of competing against the No.2 ranked T20I team in the world.
Here’s a closer look at further details from the T20I series between England Women and India Women 2021:
ENG vs IND T20I series 2021 Schedule, Timings, and Venue
The first T20I of the three-match series will be played on July 9 at County Ground in Northampton. Both the teams will travel South for the second fixture on July 11 before the tour culminates with the final T20I in Chelmsford. The second T20I is an afternoon fixture while the other two will be played in the evening.
|Match||Date & Match Timings||Venue|
|First T20I||July 9 (11 PM IST / 06:30 local time)||County Ground, Northampton|
|Second T20I||July 11 (7 PM IST / 02:30 local time)||County Ground, Hove|
|Third T20I||July 15 (11 PM IST / 06:30 local time)||County Ground, Chelmsford|
England vs India T20Is – Live Telecast & Streaming Details
The England Women vs India Women T20I series 2021 will be broadcasted live on Sony Six in India. Sony Sports is also streaming the ENG vs IND T20I series live on their digital app at Sony Liv and website. The official telecast rights for the series in England are held by Sky Sports.
Here's a list of broadcast networks that will telecast the ENG vs IND T20I 2021 series action in their respective countries:
India: Sony LIV and Sony Sports Network
New Zealand: Spark Sports NZ
England: Sky Sports Cricket
USA: Willow TV
Canada: Willow TV
Australia: Fox Sports
ENG W vs IND W Head to Head in T20I cricket
- Matches Played: 21
- England Women won: 15
- India Women won: 4
- Draw/No Result: 2
England Women's have a superior head to head record against India Women in the T20I format. Out of the 21 matches played between the two teams, England has won 15 while India has managed to secure only four wins. In the upcoming T20I series, it will be an opportunity for the visitors to improve their head to head record against England.
England vs India – T20I squads
England Women have announced their squad for the Vitality IT20 series against India, which gets underway at Northampton on Friday.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 6, 2021
Squad: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Danni Wyatt.
India's T20I squad:
Harmanpreet Kaur (C) Smriti Mandhana (VC), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah, Shafali, Richa Ghosh, Harleen, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Indrani Roy (WK), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) May 14, 2021
Led by Harmanpreet Kaur, Team India will aim to better their T20I show from their last outing against the Proteas at home. The likes of skipper Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, and dashing opener Shafali Verma will hold the key for India. The return of Shikha Pandey will strengthen India's bowling resources ahead of the three T20Is against England.
ENG W vs IND W Probable Playing XIs
The England T20I side will see a few changes in their playing XI for the T20Is against India. Danni Wyatt is expected to open the innings alongside Tammy Beaumont. Even on the bowling front, the likes of Fran Wilson, Freya Davies might get an opportunity to feature in the starting playing XI.
On the other hand, for India, Jemimah Rodrigues and Harleen Deol can be back in the playing XI, and in the wicket-keeping section, Richa Ghosh can manage to get a place in place of Taniya Bhatia. Shafali Verma and Smriti will open the batting for the India Women team as they aim to give a tough fight to the home side.
England: Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Heather Knight (C), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Mady Villiers, Sophie Ecclestone, Fran Wilson, Freya Davies
India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav.