ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: 1st Semi-Final, India vs England
India women will play their first semi-final against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. India had crushed down the Australia and New Zealand women in consecutive matches and made it to the semi-final.
The match starts at 03:00 PM local time (04:00 AM GMT) (09:30 AM IST). This match will be live on Star Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. However, the match has been delayed due to heavy rain.
India is currently on the unbeaten in the tournament, for they won four out of the four matches that they have played. However, England had always been a hard team for them to take on.
Heavy chances of rain are there during the match. According to the report, the temperature is set to fluctuate between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius, while the humidity is set to hover around 83%.
The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground usually gets slow, aiding spinners in the second half. But with so much rain around, early moisture might also come into play, bringing the fast bowlers into the picture.
Probable Playing XIs
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav.
Bench – Pooja Vastrakar, Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Richa Ghosh.
Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn.
Bench: Georgia Elwiss, Mady Villiers, Kate Cross, Freya Davis.