India vs England: With Test cricket finally returning to Indian shores after nine long years, fans and spectators alike will be waiting with bated breath to witness this India versus England one-off test match.
The match is scheduled to get underway at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai and will feature both India and England lock horns in what is certainly expected to be a fierce encounter.
Having lost the T20I series by a margin of 1-2 as a prelude to the one-off test, the Women in Blue won the last T20I yet they will look to display their finest skills squaring off against England in this test match that will have so much to offer to both teams who will look to make an impact.
India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur an experienced campaigner in tests has a squad that can send shivers down the spine of any opposition. There will be some debuts that can be expected of both teams tomorrow. England, on the other hand, will be led by Heather Knight who again has a squad to boast of experienced and young players and can present a tough contest to any opposition, on any given day.
India vs England One-Off Test – Match Details
Date and Time: 14 December, 2023, Thursday, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
The match will be telecasted on Sports 18 on Television. Online live streaming will be available on JioCinema.
India vs England One-Off Test – Pitch Report
The pitch displayed a brownish tint, its grass coverage notably sparse. While conjecture hinted at favouring spin, both captains asserted an inclination toward a skiddy pace. Not expected to yield excessive turn, even spinners seem poised for a skiddy trajectory. The ball will show movement, featuring both swing and nip. Both captains concurred on their shared perspective regarding these playing conditions.
India vs England One-Off Test – Weather Report
Mornings in Mumbai have offered a pleasant coolness, with the sun’s influence intensifying in the afternoons, temperatures eclipsing the 30-degree Celsius threshold. The weather forecast points to a consistent trend across all four days, anticipating comparable conditions and a humidity level hovering around 39%.
India vs England One-Off Test – Probable Playing XIs
India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (Wicket Keeper), Sneh Rana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Pooja Vastrakar/Meghna Singh
England: Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (Captain), Freya Kemp, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Amy Jones (Wicket Keeper), Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Bell
India vs England – Head-to-Head Records in Test Cricket
India and England have locked horns against each other on 14 occasions in test matches so far and while India have won two matches in 2006 and 2014; England emerged victorious in one instance, way back in 1995/96. 11 matches, however, have concluded in draws between the giants in test cricket. The 2021 test match between the two was yet another gripping encounter that ended in a draw, so this will be a much-awaited encounter.
India vs England Test Match – Key Players
- Smriti Mandhana: One of India’s most prolific batters has been in imperious form in tests and will continue to make that impact for Team India. Having not been in the best of forms recently, this test match presents her the perfect opportunity to showcase her A-game.
- Sneh Rana: The last test encounter in tests between these two countries witnessed Sneh Rana excel with the bat and ball. The gifted all-rounder adds a lot of depth and balance to the team and will look to make a fairytale comeback to the Indian set-up and immediately deliver.
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- Nat Sciver-Brunt: One of the most sought-after all-rounders in the world of women’s cricket, Nat Sciver-Brunt is not just a hallmark of consistency but also is a very important cog in the wheel of any set-up. In test cricket for England, she has always been among the runs and wickets and she would look to continue to do the same for England.
- Sophie Ecclestone: The best spinner in world cricket at the moment, Sophie Ecclestone is a treasure to any side and in her test appearances so far, she has been instrumental in getting crucial breakthroughs and piles on the batters. It will be exciting to see her in test whites and challenge the Indian batters.
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India vs England One-Off Test – Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Amy Jones
Batters: Heather Knight, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana
All-rounders: Nat Sciver-Brunt
Bowlers: Renuka Singh, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean, Rajeshwari Gayakwad