We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for England Women vs India Women, 1st ODI
1st innings average score: 263
2nd innings average score: 213
Type: Decent batting conditions. Highest ever total at the venue is 331 for 6 by England women against South Africa women.
Time: September 18, 3.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for England & India
Probable XI for England: Sophia Dunkley, Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Amy Jones (c & wk), Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn/Charlotte Dean, Kate Cross
Probable XI for India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Dayalan Hemalatha/ Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
In the past, Pooja Vastrakar’s dual role has often helped fantasy players race ahead. Besides taking 8 wickets in her last 6 ODIs, her scores with the bat read 34, 30*, 3, 21*, and 56*.
It has been 11 ODIs since Sophie Ecclestone has gone wicketless. She has bagged 24 wickets in the period, including the best figures of 6 for 24. She can also make decent contributions with the bat, lower down the order.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad is expected to lead the spin attack for India. In 6 ODIs against England, she has taken 9 wickets, including the best figures of 4 for 42.
Amy Jones could be a decent pick in the wicketkeeper category. Besides inflicting 9 dismissals with the gloves, she has added 152 runs at 22 in her last 10 ODIs.
Kate Cross might have taken only one wicket in her last 5 ODIs, but her ability to bowl disciplined lines and lengths should keep her in the hunt. Matter of time before she makes a big statement.
Sophia Dunkley’s rich form with the bat should attract plenty of eyeballs. She collected 115 runs at 38 in T20Is series against India. Her recent ODI scores read 51, 107, 22, 22, and 60.
Likewise, Shafali Verma has been making healthy contributions for India. Amidst 2 half-centuries, she has also registered 2 scores in the forties and one score in the thirties in her last 5 ODIs.
India’s batting will revolve around Smriti Mandhana, who has been enjoying a healthy 2022. In 11 innings, she has amassed 515 runs at 47, including one century and 4 fifties. Against England, she has the highest score of 90.
Not far behind is her colleague Harmanpreet Kaur, who averages 50 in her last 10 ODIs, including the highest score of 109. She has added 371 runs at 34 against England in their own backyard.
Talk about consistent run-getters in the ODIs and Tammy Beaumont is right up there. She has scored a hundred and a fifty in the last three games.. She also slammed a century against South Africa when she last played at the Hove in 2018.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Both sides have some quality batters, especially in the top order who have been making a significant difference in fantasy leagues lately.