The Indian girls’s cricket workforce would intention to place up a whole efficiency as a substitute of counting on particular person brilliance to topple a hurting England for its first T20 sequence victory since 2019 right here on Wednesday.
One other spectacular outing within the area and tight dying over bowling from the spin duo of Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma introduced India again from the useless within the second T20 on Sunday.
And now Harmanpreet Kaur and her gamers have an opportunity of having fun with their first T20 sequence success after the 2019 away triumph towards the West Indies.
England self-destructing from a commanding place additionally helped the guests stage the sequence in Hove.
The hosts are unlikely to reward one other match to India, who might want to excel in all departments to win the sequence.
Whereas Shafali Verma was spectacular on the high and spinners got here to India’s rescue later within the recreation, the middle-order and the tempo division must step up.
Harmanpreet, who promoted herself to quantity three and received a lot wanted runs, could be properly served by doing the identical.
Shafali had received the workforce off to a cracking begin however the incoming batters weren’t in a position to keep the momentum regardless of wickets in hand.
Quite the opposite, England batters saved going for his or her strokes regardless of lack of wickets at common intervals.
There may be little level in saving wickets within the shortest format and India must be extra aggressive of their method to attain a 160-plus whole.
Pacers Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy, who had been far and wide on Sunday, must be far more correct.
England lead the multi-format sequence 8-6 and subsequently can’t lose it. Skipper Heather Knight was expectedly gutted after dropping the sport from a reasonably commanding place.
Count on England to be extra ruthless on Wednesday.
“We had been in an ideal place and requested the batting group to be ruthless, we received to be higher within the subsequent recreation. We received a robust batting line up and shouldn’t be dropping that,” mentioned Knight.
There have been as many as 4 run-outs in England’s innings, reflecting a panic state of affairs once they might have sailed to a sequence win. Opener Danielle Wyatt, who made a comeback with this rubber, is due for a giant rating.
The battle between pacer Katherine Brunt and Shafali on the high has turn out to be extra attention-grabbing with the Indian hammering her for 5 successive boundaries after being bowled by the English lady within the series-opener.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain) Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.
England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Danni Wyatt.
Match begins 11 PM IST.