Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England Women vs India Women 2021 - Only Test
The only test match on the India Women's tour of England 2021 will be played between England and India at the Bristol County Ground from June 16th.
In the last five matches between the two teams, the first of which took place way back in 2002, India have won two while the remaining three have been drawn.
The last match between the two sides was played in August 2014 when a young Indian team beat England by 6 wickets.
England have named Nat Sciver as the deputy to captain Heather Knight in their squad for the India test. Seamer Emily Arlott has also earned a surprise call-up.
There is a lot of experience - even though not particularly in red-ball cricket - with Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Nat Sciver and Anya Shrubsole in the squad.
Heather Knight's 386 runs from 7 test matches have come at 32.16. Sciver has made 228 runs from 5 test matches at 28.50.
Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross and Anya Shrubsole have 41, 14 and 17 test wickets respectively.
Mithali Raj is the top run-scorer for India with 663 runs from 9 test matches at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 45. Jhulan Goswami has also made 282 runs at a strike rate of 28 from 9 matches.
Interestingly, Jhulan is known much more for her bowling than her batting but it is the simple reason that she has been around for so long that has allowed her to play her 9 test matches - a big feat in women's cricket, sadly.
Goswami has been the best bowler for India and has picked up 40 wickets from 9 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 46 and an economy rate of 2.06. Part-time spinner Harmanpreet Kaur has also picked up 9 wickets from 2 matches.
Let's have a look at the squads:
England - Heather Knight (c), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver (vc), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill
India - Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Indrani Roy (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Heather Knight (England), Mithali Raj (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Katherine Brunt (England), Shikha Pandey (India)
Most Sixes – Nat Sciver (England), Harmanpreet Kaur (India)
Player of the Match – Heather Knight
Team Scores Batting first – England 270+, India 250+
Match Handicap England
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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