India Women will host England Women for a series of three T20Is and one Test match starting from December 6. The series will be played in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and will feature some of the top players from both sides. Here are the details of the series.
T20I series: India look to end England’s dominance
The T20I series will be the first leg of the multi-format series and will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The three matches will be played on December 6, 9 and 10. India will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who is one of the most explosive batters in the world. She will be supported by Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues. India will also have some young talents like Yastika Bhatia, Amanjot Kaur and Shreyanka Patil in their squad.
England, on the other hand, will be captained by Heather Knight, who is also a prolific run-scorer. She will have the likes of Kate Cross, Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver and Sophie Ecclestone in her team. England have a strong record against India in T20Is, having won 20 out of 27 matches. They have also never lost a series of two or more T20Is against India. England will be confident of extending their dominance in the shortest format.
Test match: India aim to maintain unbeaten streak
The Test match will be the second and final leg of the series and will be played at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. The match will be a four-day affair and will start on December 14. India and England have a long history of playing Test cricket, having faced each other in 14 matches. India have a slight edge over England, having won two matches and lost one, while 11 matches have ended in draws.
India will be hoping to continue their unbeaten streak in Test cricket, which dates back to 2006. They have played only eight Tests since then, winning four and drawing four. India will have the same squad as the T20Is, with the addition of Sneh Rana, Shubha Satheesh, Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. India will rely on their experienced players like Harmanpreet, Smriti, Shafali and Deepti to score big runs and their spinners like Renuka Singh Thakur, Titas Sadhu and Pooja Vastrakar to take wickets.
England, meanwhile, will be looking to register their first Test win over India since 2005. They have played seven Tests against India since then, losing one and drawing six. England will have a different squad for the Test match, with the inclusion of Lauren Winfield-Hill, Sophia Dunkley, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Kirstie Gordon and Sarah Glenn. England will bank on their captain Knight, who is the leading run-scorer in women’s Test cricket among active players, and their pace attack of Cross, Ecclestone and Davies to challenge India.
Live streaming and schedule
The India vs England series will be broadcasted live on Sports18 on TV. The live streaming will be available on Jio Cinema and the FanCode app and website. The schedule of the series is as follows:
- 1st T20I: December 6, 7:00 PM IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- 2nd T20I: December 9, 7:00 PM IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- 3rd T20I: December 10, 7:00 PM IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Test match: December 14-17, 9:30 AM IST, Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai