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Ind Women vs Eng Women, 2nd T20: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - March 7th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
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06 Mar 2019, 08:12 IST

Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fantasy Cricket Tips

A spanking is what England gave India in the first T20 as Heather Knight and Tammy Beaumont led the way along with their bowlers to hand the hosts a 41-run loss.

With the second T20 set to be held at the same venue, England will be looking to seal the series with another complete performance.

On the other hand, India are in the midst of a dreadful run of five straight losses in the T20 format and will hope for an improved show from their batters as they play to keep the series alive.

With a similar kind of pitch on offer again, England will once again head into the match as the favourites whereas for India, nothing but a win would suffice their cause.


Squads to choose from

India Women

Smriti Mandhana (C), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Bharati Fulmali, Komal Zanzad

England Women

Heather Knight (C), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Laura Marsh, Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Dunkley, Georgia Elwiss, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Hartley, Kate Cross, Linsey Smith, Freya Davies


Playing XI Updates

India Women

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An extra bowling option dearly missed as Arundhati Reddy and Radha Yadav withered under an onslaught from Heather Knight.

A lack of depth in their fast bowling resources, Arundhati Reddy should keep her place while Harleen Deol could be replaced with Anuja Patil to add more strength to their bowling unit.

This leaves Jemimah or Mithali Raj to bat at the top of the order, letting either of them to play themselves in and make a greater impact on the proceedings.

Possible XI: Harleen/Anuja, Mandhana(C), Jemimah, Mithali, Veda, Deepti, Bhatia(WK), Shikha, Reddy, Radha and Poonam

England Women:

None of the Indian women were able to get themselves in as they were blown away by a well-rounded England bowling unit, led by Katherine Brunt.

She is one of the in-form players and has put her hand up in the crunch moments. She will once again be key to the English with her all-round abilities.

The batting unit is fairly settled with Dani Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight in good touch while Lauren Winfield should keep her place, ahead of Amy Ellen Jones.

Possible XI: Wyatt, Beaumont (WK), Sciver, Knight(C), Winfield, Brunt, Brown, Linsey, Shrubsole, Cross and Hartley


Match Details

India Women vs England Women, 2nd T20

7th March 2019, 11:00 AM IST

Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati


Pitch Report

The pitch is set to be on the slower side with lots of variations coming into play, as seen in the first T20I.

Once they get themselves in, stroke play gets much easier for the batters with the powerplay overs certain to be the difference between the two sides.

Wickets in hand are key towards the end with a quick outfield in play. Anything above 150 is sure to be a match-winning score in most scenarios.


Fantasy Tips and Suggestions

Wicket-keeper

Tammy Beaumont is the only viable option in the pool of wicket-keepers although her match-winning performance in the first T20I have propelled her stocks sky high.

Taniya Bhatia is also a clever option to go for, with the Indian acting as the facilitator for more established players.

Batters

Smriti Mandhana and Heather Knight are must have players in the fantasy team while Veda Krishnamurthy can be banked upon to deliver a few lusty blows with the bat.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Danielle Wyatt are also viable options, who can slot in for Veda and Knight respectively if a different set of players are desired.

All-rounders

Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt and Deepti Sharma are the ideal set of players to have in the side, owing to their form and all-round abilities.

Sciver and Brunt provide the X-Factor for the English side and are bound to contribute with runs and wickets to the fantasy points tally.

Bowlers

Poonam Yadav was economical in the first T20 while going wicketless. She is sure to pick a wicket or two on Thursday, making her a must-have pick in the side.

Shikha Pandey and Kate Cross are also good options to have in the side with both of them amongst the wickets in the previous game while Alex Hartley and her spin should also be a handy option.

Captain

Smriti Mandhana missed out in the first T20 as she fell cheaply to Linsey Smith. She should be backed to score big runs against a formidable English bowling line-up while the likes of Natalie Sciver, Poonam Yadav and Katherine Brunt are also viable alternatives to Mandhana as captain.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Tammy Beaumont (WK), Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Veda Krishnamurthy, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Alex Hartley, Shikha Pandey and Kate Cross. Captain: Smriti Mandhana

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Taniya Bhatia (WK), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Kate Cross and Lindsey Smith. Captain: Natalie Sciver

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