The Indian women’s cricket team will look to clinch the three-match T20I series when they lock horns with England women in the third and final encounter at the County Ground in Chelmsford on Wednesday, July 14.
After suffering an 18-run defeat under the DLS method in the rain-curtailed opening T20I, India bounced back as Harmanpreet Kaur-led side defeated the hosts by eight runs in the second match on Sunday.
Put into bat first, the visitors posted 148/4 in their quota of 20 overs courtesy Shafali Verma’s 38-ball 48 and captain Kaur’s 31 off 25 balls.
In reply, the England women’s cricket team was cruising at one stage at 106/2 with opener Tammy Beaumont (59) and skipper Heather Knight (30) at the crease as the hosts looked like securing another series win. However, India had other ideas as they rode on their spinning duo of Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma to choke England and level the series 1-1.
Interestingly, Harmanpreet and her players will aim to clinch their first T20I series since 2019 which came against West Indies women.
Both India and England are expected to remain unchanged for the third and final T20I on Wednesday.
England women vs India women T20I squads
India women T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Simran Bahadur, Sneh Rana, Ekta Bisht, Indrani Roy, Harleen Deol
England women T20I squad: Heather Knight (captain), Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wicket-keeper), Sophia Dunkley, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Natasha Farrant, Freya Davies, Mady Villiers, Natasha Farrant, Fran Wilson
England women vs India women 3rd T20I (probable XI)
England XI (probable): Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (captain), Amy Jones (wicket-keeper), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Mady Villiers, Freya Davies
India XI (probable): Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
Where to watch England women vs India women 3rd T20I live in India?
The England women vs India women third T20I will be telecast live at 11 PM IST on the Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD TV channels in India on Wednesday, July 14.
Live streaming of the England women vs India women 3rd T20I will also be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
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