The famous Wankhede Stadium will host the second Twenty20 match between India A and England A during England A’s tour of India in 2023. The intensity is predicted to climb higher in this pivotal match, with India A leading the series 1-0 following an exciting victory in the first meeting.
In the first Twenty20 match, India A won the toss and chose to bat. The innings were strengthened by the 29-run partnership between Vrinda Dinesh and Disha Kasat, despite an early blow when Uma Chetry was removed by Issy Wong. But Vrinda Dinesh was sent back to the pavilion by Lauren Filer, and Disha Kasat’s wicket was taken by Charlie Dean.
With her 25-run contribution, Divya Gnanananda kept the partnership going until Charlie Dean removed Kasat. With the crucial 15 runs from Arushi Goel and the late contribution from Kanika Ahuja, India A amassed a competitive 134 runs in 20 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Charlie Dean and Freya Kemp both claimed significant wickets for England A.
England A, spearheaded by Grace Scrivens in the top order, initiated their pursuit but faced early wickets, with Scrivens falling victim to Shreyanka Patil’s bowling. The foundation was set with the 21-run partnership between Mady Villiers and Hollie Armitage, but it was shattered when Villiers was crucially removed by Mannat Kashyap. Following Freya Kemp’s dismissal by Prakashika Naik, Hollie Armitage and Seren Smale’s 70-run partnership seemed good.
However, England A’s batting lineup abruptly collapsed after Minnu Mani’s game-changing dismissal of Armitage. They made a great effort, but in 20 overs they could only muster 131 runs at the expense of 8 wickets. Shreyanka Patil and Kashvee Gautam were crucial in helping India A by taking big wickets.
India A vs England A, 2nd T20: Match Details
Match: India A vs England A, 2nd T20
Date and Time: December 1, 2023, Wednesday, 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India A vs England A, 2nd T20: Pitch Report
Although the Wankhede pitch is a batter’s paradise, it was a balanced one in the first encounter. Both batters and spinners got the help from the pitch. Choosing to bat first could be beneficial in the upcoming match
India A vs England A, 2nd T20: Weather Forecast
On Friday, Mumbai’s temperature is predicted to range from 30 to 31 degrees Celsius. The day will continue to be cloudy as well with the humidity of 62%.
India A vs England A, 2nd T20: Probable Xl
India A: Gongadi Trisha, Jintimani Kalita, Disha Kasat, Uma Chetry (WK), Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, Minnu Mani (C), Bareddy Anusha, Kashvee Gautam, Monica Patel, Rashi Kanojiya
England A: Mady Villiers, Rhianna Southby (WK), Hollie Armitage, Freya Kemp, Grace Scrivens, Kirstie Gordon, Charlie Dean (C), Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Lauren Filer, Issy Wong, Mahika Gaur
India A vs England A, 2nd T20: Live Streaming Details
Live Streaming: JioCinema
India A vs England A, 2nd T20: Dream 11 Prediction
The host beat the visitors in the opening match of their Twenty20 series. And, England A will try to bounce back as well as the host is likely to give a tough fight.
Prediction: India A to win this game.
Wicket-Keeper: S Smale
Batters: Hollie Armitage, Disha Kasat, Freya Kemp, Vrinda Dinesh
All-rounders: Kirstie Gordon, Shreyanka Patil (C)
Bowlers: Charlie Dean (VC), Lauren Filer, Kashvee Gautam, Minnu Mani