Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 7th match - England v Thailand
The 7th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between England and Thailand will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Mignon du Preez said after taking South Africa to a thrilling win against English that she had been part of seven World Cups and South Africa have never come this close against England. This implies that England have been playing consistent cricket, especially at the World Cupd.
But, it was let down by the Heather Knight-led team in their first encounter of this World Cup. Their bowling was little at fault against the Proteas. The bowling unit and Sophie Ecclestone in particular tried all that they could but England should have scored more than 123 on a good batting surface at the WACA.
Amy Ellen Jones got off to a decent start and a half-century from Natalie Sciver set things up for the team but there was never the final flourish that Fran Wilson and skipper Heather Knight were expected to give.
Despite losing their first match of the tournament against West Indies by 7 wickets, Thailand were impressive in the fact that they took the game to 36.4 out of the total 40 overs. Wicketkeeper Nannapat Koncharoenkai was their top scorer with 33 runs while Nattaya Boochatham and Suleeporn Laomi were the most impressive with the ball.
England are expected to come back strongly from their defeat against South Africa and register a big win over Thailand to not only gain valuable two points but also improve their net run rate.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
Thailand - Nattakan Chantam, Nattaya Boochatham, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (wk), Naruemol Chaiwai, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch (c), Wongpaka Liengprasert, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Suleeporn Laomi, Soraya Lateh
England - Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Danni Wyatt (England), Nannapat Koncharoenkai (Thailand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Katherine Brunt (England), Nattaya Boochatham (Thailand)
Most Sixes – Danni Wyatt (England), Nannapat Koncharoenkai (Thailand)
Player of the Match – Danni Wyatt
Team Scores Batting first – England 150+, Thailand 115+
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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