Harmanpreet Kaur-led Team India will take on Heather Knight’s England side in the 14th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2023 on February 18, in St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Both teams have played a couple of matches thus far in the competition. India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in their first match and West Indies in their second match.
England began with a win against West Indies and followed it up with another victory against Ireland. England were set a target of 136 against the West Indies. Ecclestone was among the wickets as she scalped 3 out of the 7 wickets to fall. Sophia Dunkley gave England a flying start before Nat Sciver and Heather Knight took the team home with 33 balls to spare.
Against Ireland, they chased down 106 in just 14.2 overs. Sophie Ecclestone once again starred with the ball as she picked up 3 wickets. Alice Capsey played a blistering knock of 51 runs of 22 balls to allow her team to win the match despite losing 6 wickets.
India also won both their encounters while chasing. They chased down the target of 150 set by Pakistan with an over to spare. Radha Yadav was immaculate with the ball as she picked up a couple of wickets in her four overs. Jemimah Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh forged a brilliant 58-run partnership to take India home.
After restricting the Hayley Matthews-led side to 118/6 in 20 overs, the Women in Blue chased down the total with 11 balls to spare and 11 balls in hand. Deepti was awarded the Player of the Match for picking up 3 crucial wickets. Richa once again played a fine knock of 44 in 32 balls.
An interesting battle is waiting for everyone!
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where To Watch
Date: February 18, 2023, 06:30 pm IST
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Live Streaming: The ICC T20 World Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Key Players
Richa Ghosh: The 19-year-old has developed into a dependable finisher as of late. She is arguably India’s best power-hitter and she has also shown great maturity to not throw her wicket away. In fact, she is yet to be dismissed in the competition. In the two matches, she scored 75 runs in just 52 balls with a staggering strike rate of 144.23.
Deepti Sharma: She is a match-winner with both the bat and the ball. While her exploits with the bat have not yet been needed in the two matches, Deepti showed her class with the ball against the West Indies. She picked up 3 wickets for just 15 runs in 4 overs against the Windies. Deepti can trouble the English batters with her guile.
Alice Capsey: At the age of just 18, Caspsey has already established herself as one of the game-changers in the English batting unit. After missing out against West Indies in the opening encounter, the right-handed batter scored an incredible 22-ball 51 against Ireland that comprised 10 fours and a solitary six. She could do a lot of damage if she can get her eye in.
Sophia Ecclestone: With 6 wickets in 2 matches, Ecclestone will have the attention of the Indian batters. While India do play spin well, Ecclestone’s precision could cause a lot of concerns. If India can restrict themselves from taking too many undue chances against the left-arm orthodox bowler and negating her threat, they will be placed strongly to push for a win.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Head to Head
India and England have faced each other on 28 occasions. The European nation has the upperhand, winning 19 matches while India have just 7 wins in their kitty. 2 matches have ended in a No Result.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
Port Elizabeth has hosted two matches thus far. Australia chased down 108 in 18.2 overs against Bangladesh in the 8th match of the tournament. In the 11th encounter, Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, chasing down 113 in 15.5 overs. The pitch is expected to aid spinners. The team winning the toss is expected to chase. Especially because both teams have chased well so far in the competition.
Unfortunately, there is rainfall predicted for the day. Let’s hope the rain Gods relent and allow us to witness what promises to be a cracking contest.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Probable Playing XIs
India Playing XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh.
England Playing XI: Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver Brunt, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(w), Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Katherine Sciver Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Squads
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey.
England: Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver Brunt, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(w), Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Katherine Sciver Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Davies, Kate Cross, Lauren Winfield-Hill.
ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India vs England, Match 14 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper – Richa Ghosh
Batters – Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Heather Knight, Harmanpreet Kaur
All-rounders – Nat Sciver, Deepti Sharma, Alice Capsey
Bowlers – Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Radha Yadav
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