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Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur’s India run into in-form England to say high spot

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Sabyasachi Chowdhury

Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: India and England will face one another in a Group B match on Saturday, February 18 at St George’s Park, Gqeberha.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Feb 17, 2023 23:16 IST

Women’s T20 WC 2023: Harmanpreet’s India run into in-form England to say high spot. Courtesy: AP

By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: India and England are set to face one another in a Group B match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 on Saturday, February 18 at St George’s Park, Gqeberha.

England, led by Heather Knight, are at the moment sitting on high of the desk with two factors and a web run price of +2.497, one of the best among the many 10 groups within the event.

After beating Hayley Matthews’ West Indies by seven wickets, Knight’s girls defeated Laura Delany’s Ireland by 4 wickets. Although they stuttered a wee bit in opposition to Ireland, Alice Capsey’s 21-ball fifty saved the day for them.

India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, additionally gained their first two matches in opposition to Pakistan and West Indies and are excessive on confidence. Although that they had an almighty scare after they confronted Bismah Maroof and Co, India had been fairly scientific in opposition to their Caribbean unit.

But numbers don’t fairly help India forward of their subsequent recreation. In the Women’s T20 World Cups, the Women in Blue have misplaced all 5 of their matches in opposition to their English opponents.

Head to Head


Matches – 26, India – 7, England – 19

In T20 World Cups

Matches – 5, India – 0, England – 5

Players to be careful for

Richa Ghosh (India)

Richa Ghosh has emerged as a good finisher for India over the previous few months. After successful the U19 T20 World Cup, the 19-year-old has come out all weapons blazing within the senior event. The teenager has scored 75 runs from two matches at a strike-rate of 144.23. Most importantly, she is but to be dismissed within the event.

Sophie Ecclestone (England)

Sophie Ecclestone has been among the many standout bowlers within the championship. The left-arm spinner has six wickets to her title at an financial system price of 4.50. Having already picked up two three-wicket hauls, the southpaw’s confidence shall be fairly excessive. She is almost definitely to function within the middle-order and the Indian batters should be cautious whereas dealing with him.

Probable XIs


Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh


Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell

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sabyasachi chowdhury

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Feb 17, 2023