Although India women managed to salvage some pride by winning the final ODI at Worcester, the tourists will be disappointed with their series loss to England women. That said, both teams will now shift their focus towards the upcoming three-match T20I series which will get underway on July 9 at Northampton.
India women’s team will be without experienced cricketers Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, who retired from T20 internationals a few years ago. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the side in the T20I series and Smriti Mandhana will be her deputy.
Besides the experience of Harmanpreet and Mandhana, the tourists will also rely on the likes of Shafali Verma and Shikha Pandey.
Meanwhile, the hosts have included Danni Wyatt in their T20 squad after being initially ignored for the one-off Test and the three-match ODI series. Mady Villiers has also been added to the squad. However, experienced cricketers Kate Cross and Lauren Winfield-Hill have been dropped from the T20I side.
Heading into the T20I series, England will be pinning their hopes on skipper Heather Knight, Sophie Ecclestone, Tammy Beaumont and Anya Shrubsole, all of whom were impressive in the recently concluded ODI series.
England women vs India women T20I squads
England women’s T20I squad: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Danni Wyatt
India women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simran Dil Bahadur.
Where to watch England women vs India women 1st T20I live in India?
The England women vs India women first T20I will be telecast live at 11 pm on the Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India on Friday, July 9.
Live streaming of the England women vs India women first T20I will also be available on SonyLIV and JIO TV.
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