Match Preview – England Women vs New Zealand Women, 3rd T20 Match. Who Will Win, On July 11, 2024

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Match Details – ENG-W vs NZ-W:

  • Match: England Women vs New Zealand Women, 3rd T20I Match, New Zealand Women tour of England, 2024

  • Date and Time: July 11, 05:30 pm GMT / 11:00 pm IST / 06:30 pm local

  • Venue: St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

ENG-W vs NZ-W Betting Tips & Match Prediction:

Who will win the toss? – New Zealand Women
Who will win the match? – England Women

ENG-W vs NZ-W Preview:

England enters the second match with high spirits following a decisive victory in the opener. Their comprehensive win was driven by a formidable spin attack.

The quartet of Sarah Glenn, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, and Linsey Smith showcased England’s depth in spin bowling, a key asset for the series and crucial for the World Cup in Bangladesh, where conditions favor spin. Glenn, a left-arm spinner, was particularly effective, taking three crucial wickets economically. Though veteran spinner Ecclestone, England’s top wicket-taker in T20Is since the 2020 World Cup, had a less impactful performance in the first match, she is expected to bounce back swiftly. Her wicket-taking ability and economy rate will be essential in controlling New Zealand’s scoring.

On the batting front, Nat Sciver Brunt continued her excellent form, with Danielle Wyatt and Maia Boucher making valuable contributions at the top of the order. England aims to maintain their momentum and refine their batting and bowling strategies, particularly against spin.

New Zealand, aware of England’s formidable spin threat, is likely to adopt a dual approach. They may opt for an aggressive stance during the powerplay to capitalize on fielding restrictions, placing pressure on England’s pacers. However, against the spinners in the middle overs, they might shift to a more cautious strategy, focusing on strike rotation and building partnerships.

Key players like Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, and Amelia Kerr are vital to this plan. Bates and Kerr, known for exploiting fielding restrictions, will aim to score quickly early on. As spinners come into play, New Zealand’s batters will likely adopt a cautious approach, emphasizing singles, twos, and avoiding risky shots that could result in wickets. Kerr’s in-form batting, combined with her ability to rotate strike and hit boundaries, will be crucial during this period.

Kerr’s leg-spin will also be pivotal in countering England’s batting lineup. Her dual role as a key batter and bowler makes her an indispensable part of New Zealand’s strategy.

ENG-W vs NZ-W Possible Playing XI:

England Women: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Danni Wyatt, Amy Jones (wk), Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Lauren Filer.

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Lauren Down, Isabella Gaze (wk), Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Fran Jonas.

ENG-W vs NZ-W Dream11 Fantasy Team

Captain: Sophie Devine

Vice-Captain: Heather Knight

Amy Jones Batters: Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Nat Sciver Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Charlotte Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Lea Tahuhu, Sarah Glenn.

ENG-W vs NZ-W Head-To-Head Records

Stats

Match

ENG-W Won

NZ-W Won

NR

Tie

Overall

30

23

7

0

0

Recent 5 Matches

5

4

1

0

0

ENG-W vs NZ-W Toss Prediction:

Winning the toss will be crucial. Traditionally, chasing has been somewhat easier at Hove, so the captain who wins the toss might choose to bowl first to apply early pressure on the opposition’s batting lineup.

ENG-W vs NZ-W Pitch Report:

Historically, Hove hasn’t been a favorable venue for England’s women when facing the White Ferns. They have lost all their encounters against New Zealand at this ground, with their most recent T20 match in September 2021 ending in defeat. New Zealand, on the other hand, will be eager to capitalize on this trend and exploit any home ground jitters that England might experience.

ENG-W vs NZ-W Weather Report:

The pitch at Hove is generally favorable for cricket, offering good bounce and carry. The forecast indicates a few showers early in the day, but the weather is expected to clear up, providing minimal chances of rain and suitable conditions for a full game of cricket.

Venue Information

  • Venue:  St Lawrence Ground

  • City:  Canterbury

  • Capacity:  15,000

ENG-W vs NZ-W Squad:

England Women: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Lauren Bell, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Sarah Glenn, Charlie Dean, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones.

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze (wk), Maddy Green, Mikaela Greig, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Melie Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe.

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