England Women and India Women will lock horns in the 3rd and final ODI of the three-match series at Lord’s in London on Saturday.
The Indian eves have already sealed the series by winning the first two matches and they will be eager to complete a whitewash with another win in this contest.
This match is also going to be the farewell ODI for Indian bowling legend Jhulan Goswami, and, hence, the Indian eves will be looking to deliver a good performance. They have already delivered commanding batting and bowling performances in the two matches so far and will be looking to repeat that one more time in this game. Batters like Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur have enjoyed an excellent run of form with the bat whereas Renuka Singh Thakur has been a nightmare with the ball for the English batters.
England’s performance has been pretty underwhelming in both matches so far. That wasn’t expected after how well they performed in the T20I series. However, this is the reality now and they would want to deliver a strong performance at least in this match. The bowlers need to step up in that case, as they haven’t been able to trouble the experienced Indian batters at all. One of the top-order batters also needs to play a big innings, as that has been lacking on their part in this series.
Possible Playing XIs
Emma Lamb, Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (c & wk), Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
The Indian skipper has massive scores of 74* and 143* in the two matches so far and she will be eager to deliver another good performance in this match. Harmanpreet has been in rich vein of form and she will be eager to come up with something special again.
She has been a bright spark in an otherwise disappointing batting performance by English bowlers in this series. Wyatt has scores of 43 and 65 to her name in the two games.
The Indian team is high on confidence and morale after their massive victories in the 2 games so far. They have momentum on their side and will be the favourites to win this match once again.