The Indian ladies’s cricket crew would aim to place up a complete performance as an alternative of counting on particular person brilliance to topple a hurting England for its first T20 collection victory since 2019 right here on Wednesday.
Another spectacular outing in the sphere and tight demise over bowling from the spin duo of Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma introduced India again from the useless in the second T20 on Sunday.
And now Harmanpreet Kaur and her gamers have an opportunity of having fun with their first T20 collection success after the 2019 away triumph against the West Indies.
England self-destructing from a commanding place additionally helped the guests degree the collection in Hove.
The hosts are unlikely to reward one other match to India, who might want to excel in all departments to win the collection.
While Shafali Verma was spectacular on the prime and spinners got here to India’s rescue later in the sport, the middle-order and the tempo division must step up.
Harmanpreet, who promoted herself to quantity three and obtained a lot wanted runs, could be properly served by doing the identical.
Shafali had obtained the crew off to a cracking begin however the incoming batters weren’t capable of keep the momentum regardless of wickets in hand.
On the opposite, England batters saved going for their strokes regardless of lack of wickets at common intervals.
There is little level in saving wickets in the shortest format and India should be extra aggressive in their strategy to attain a 160-plus complete.
Pacers Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy, who had been everywhere on Sunday, should be way more correct.
England lead the multi-format collection 8-6 and due to this fact can’t lose it. Skipper Heather Knight was expectedly gutted after dropping the sport from a fairly commanding place.
Expect England to be extra ruthless on Wednesday.
“We were in a great position and asked the batting group to be ruthless, we got to be better in the next game. We got a strong batting line up and shouldn’t be losing that,” mentioned Knight.
There had been as many as 4 run-outs in England’s innings, reflecting a panic scenario once they might have sailed to a collection win. Opener Danielle Wyatt, who made a comeback with this rubber, is due for an enormous rating.
The battle between pacer Katherine Brunt and Shafali on the prime has grow to be extra fascinating with the Indian hammering her for 5 successive boundaries after being bowled by the English girl in the series-opener.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain) Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.
England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Danni Wyatt.
Match begins 11 PM IST.