England Women face New Zealand Women in Group B of the T20 women’s cricket tournament at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Thursday, August 4, at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham from 10:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).  

 The England women’s cricket team beat South Africa Women by 26 runs in their previous game. The hosts posted 167 for 5 in their first innings thanks to Alice Capsey’s 50 off 37 balls and Katherine Brunt’s unbeaten 38 runs. Nat Sciver, Sophie Ecclestone, and Brunt picked one wicket a piece to restrict the Proteas to 141/4.

The New Zealand women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka Women by 45 runs in their previous match in the tournament. The Kiwis scored 147 for 7 in their first innings thanks to a 32-ball 34 by Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine’s 24 of 23 balls. Sri Lanka could only manage 102/8 in their 20 overs as Hayley Jensen’s three wickets derailed the Lankan chase.

England and New Zealand have won both their matches so far in the CWG 2022 and have already qualified for the next round.

England Women vs New Zealand Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds

1xBET odds: England Women: 1.40, New Zealand Women: 2.625

4RABET odds: England Women: 1.45, New Zealand Women: 2.78

Betwinner odds: England Women: 1.40, New Zealand Women: 2.625

10CRIC odds: England Women: 1.38, New Zealand Women: 2.53

Betway odds: England Women: 1.40, New Zealand Women: 2.62

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

England Women vs New Zealand Women head-to-head

England have won 22 while New Zealand have won six out of their 28 matches in the shortest format.

England beat New Zealand 2-1 in their previous T20I series in 2021.

England Women vs New Zealand Women probable playing XI

England Women: Nat Sciver (captain), Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Amy Jones (wicket-keeper), Maia Bouchier, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Kate Cross, Katherine Brunt, Issy Wong.

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Maddy Green, Georgia Ellen Plimmer, Izzy Gaze (wicket-keeper), Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jones.

England Women vs New Zealand Women top picks

England Women: Danni Wyatt will be the player to watch out for from the English side. The 31-year-old has scored 2,067 runs in the shortest format at a strike rate of 124.44. Wyatt has also picked 46 wickets at an economy of 5.65.

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine will be the top pick from the Kiwis. The 32-year-old batter has scored 2,664 runs at an average of 29.93 in WT20Is. Devine has also picked 101 wickets in 104 matches with the ball.

England Women vs New Zealand Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction 

England will go into the game as favourites. The hosts have a better head-to-head record against the Kiwis and also beat them in a bilateral series last year.

New Zealand have historically struggled against England in the shortest format but have been performing well in the CWG 2022. The White Ferns are very much the most balanced side in the tournament.

England Women vs New Zealand Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 23°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 79%

Wind: 23 km/h