England women face India women in the first T20 international of a three-match series on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Riverside Ground in Chester le-Street from 11:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The England women’s cricket team crashed out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after losing to India women by four runs in the semi-finals. The English women's team later lost to New Zealand by eight wickets in the 3rd-Place Play-Off match of the CWG. The England women's side had won all their three group matches of the CWG but were unable to handle the pressure during the knockouts. Alice Capsey was England’s leading run-scorer in the tournament with 135 runs while Freya Kemp picked six wickets, which was the most by any of their bowlers. 

On the other hand, India women’s cricket team lost to Australia women by nine runs in the finals of the CWG games. It was the third time that the Women in Blue had lost a final in the last five years. Renuka Singh was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 11 wickets and was very much responsible for India’s success. Smriti Mandhana was the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 159 runs in five games.

England Women vs India Women 1st T20I odds

Bet365 odds: England Women: 1.61, India Women: 2.30

10CRIC odds: England Women: 1.64, India Women: 2.23

Betway odds: England Women: 1.61, India Women: 2.20

Betwinner odds: England Women: 1.616, India Women: 2.30

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

England Women vs India Women head-to-head in T20Is

England women have the upper hand in this format against India women having won 17 out of the 23 games played against each other. The Women in Blue have won the remaining six.

India women beat England women by four runs in their previous encounter in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

England Women vs India Women Squad

England Women: Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (captain and wicketkeeper), Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt

India Women: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, S Meghana, Taniya Bhatia (wicketkeeper), R Gayakwad, D Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wicketkeeper), Kiran Navgire.

England vs India 1st T20I probable playing XI

England Women: Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (captain and wicketkeeper), Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong

India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain) Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh (wicketkeeper), Jemimah Rodrigues, Renuka Singh Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur

England women vs India women combined XI

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amy Jones (wicketkeeper), Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt (captain), Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Bryony Smith, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad,

England women top picks vs India women 1st WT20I 

Danielle Wyatt: The 31-year-old has scored 2,107 runs in T20Is at a strike rate of 124.08. Wyatt has smashed two centuries and nine half-centuries in this format and is one of England’s top players going into the series. The all-rounder has also picked 46 wickets with the ball at an economy of 5.65 in the 20-over format.

Amy Jones: The 29-year-old will be seen leading England in the upcoming series. The wicket-keeper batter has scored 1,104 runs in 61 innings at a strike rate of 119.86. Jones has been incredibly successful when it comes to scoring runs in the middle overs and will be England’s most favoured batter against Indian spinners.

India women top picks vs England women 1st WT20I 

Smriti Mandhana: The southpaw was the standout performer with the bat for India in CWG 2022. Mandhana scored 159 runs in five games at an average of 39.75 and a strike rate of 151.42. The left-handed batter is currently one of the best players in the Indian women’s side and will play an important role in the upcoming series against England.

Renuka Singh Thakur: The pacer was exceptional with the new ball in the recently concluded CWG. Thakur was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 11 wickets in five games at an average of 9.45. The 26-year-old also had an economy of just 5.47. Thakur will be seen leading India’s young bowling attack against England in the upcoming series.

England women vs India women 1st WT20I prediction

England women have a slight edge going into the first T20I. The hosts have been a dominant side in white-ball cricket and have a good record against India in T20Is, winning more than half of the matches between the teams.

India, on the other hand, have enjoyed success against England in recent times and will fancy their chances in the upcoming series. The Women in Blue have a bunch of talented players who can challenge any team on their day.

England women vs India women 1st WT20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 24°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 61%

Wind: 19 km/h

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