Tournament:                                                 India Women tour of England, 2022.

Date:                                                               September 13, 2022

Format:                                                          T20I

Venue:                                                            County Ground, Derby, England.

Time:                                                              17:30

England gave the Indian ladies a sound beating in the first match of their current T20I series against each other. With seven over remaining, they comfortably defeated the opposition by 9 wickets. England will be anxious to win this match and secure a 2-0 series victory in the Twenty20 format. The playing conditions provided during the opening match did not exactly please the Indian ladies. By winning this game and tying the series at 1, they will be eager to complete a comeback in the series.



From their complete 20 overs, the Indian women could only score 132 runs. With nine wickets in hand and more over seven over remaining, England easily overcame the total. In the English chase, Sophia Dunkley performed well, scoring an undefeated 61 from 44 balls. She made a six and eight fours. Daniel Wyatt and Alex Capsey portrayed Dunkley’s supporting roles. Wyatt scored 24 runs while Capsey was still unbeaten after 32 runs. With Dunkley, each of these players helped partnerships total 50+ runs.

The visitors were held to 132 runs for 7 wickets from their 20 overs thanks to some excellent bowling from the England ladies. Sarah Glenn was the standout player for the England ladies with the ball. She had four wickets for 23 runs when she got back. B. Smith and Freya Davies each contributed one wicket during the game. Despite not taking any wickets throughout the game, other bowlers like Sophie Ecclestone and Freya Kemp also performed a fantastic job of bowling cheaply. Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, and Sarah Glenn will be the main players for England in this game.

One of the hitters that has recently performed well against India is Alice Capsey. She has 192 runs with a strike rate of 125.49 and an average of 32.00 in the 8 games she has played versus Indian women. However, Sophia Dunkley continues to lead England in scoring versus India. In her past 10 matches against India, she has scored 207 runs at an average of 25.88 and a strike rate of 126.21. With 11 wickets, Sarah Glenn is the England women’s bowler who has had the greatest success against the Indian women. Throughout their endeavour, she has bowled with an economy rate of 6.18.


In the first game of the series, the top 5 Indian hitters all received starts. They each scored between 14 and 23 runs, but none of them were able to turn these early starts into significant totals. Indian women continued to lose wickets on a consistent basis. Deepti Sharma ended up leading the Indian ladies in scoring with 29 runs. In the end, she assisted the squad in setting a fair objective of 132 runs. The Indian bowlers made almost no attempt to stop the English hitters. Sneh Rana took the lone wicket that fell during England’s innings.

Sneh Rana took the sole wicket to fall during the England chase, although she ultimately conceded more than 10 runs per over. Renuka Singh, who had an outstanding stretch of 4-0-23-0, was the best bowler. With the new ball, she did quite well at bowling. The Indian bowlers should do better in the second game, according to expectations. Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, and Harmanpret Kaur are the three main Indian women’s players in this match. In terms of batting versus England, Harmanpreet Kaur did well, amassing 261 runs at an average of 37.29 and a strike rate of 123.69.

With 244 runs from 9 games, Smriti Mandhana has been one of India’s finest batsmen. She managed to score these runs with a respectable strike rate of 131.18 and an average of 30.50. The most productive Indian bowler, Renuka Singh, had 13 wickets from 9 games and a 5.86 economy rate. Her incredible strike rate of 16.15 allowed her to take these wickets. Deepti Sharma, an all-around player, also claimed 9 wickets from 10 games with a strike rate of 22.00 and an economy rate of 6.52.


The series’ best option for the side winning the toss will be to chase a target since rain is still a possibility. There is a good likelihood that the DLS equation will be used at some point during the game, which might have an impact on how the game turns out. Therefore, in the game, both skippers will choose to chase a target.


The weather analysts predict that Derby will see gloomy and overcast conditions during the game, with a 60% probability of rain. Therefore, at some point throughout the game, the equations and DLS system may be put into use. Derby’s available wicket is a sticky one. The ball won’t land neatly on the bat. However, if batsmen could take their time to settle down on the pitch, they may benefit from the wicket. On this course, scores of between 140 and 160 runs are anticipated.


The ladies of England have a strong batting lineup and frequently post high totals. They have performed well in every game they have played. Additionally, they have a potent bowling assault that consists of both fast and spin bowling units. However, the Indian women’s cricket team has a wealth of excellent and seasoned players, making them one of the most seasoned teams in the sport. They provide the side stability and depth. However, in the first game, their bowling assault horribly failed when restricting batsmen. Overall, we anticipate that the English ladies will keep up their fine performance and win this game to win the series.

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