ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – England vs West Indies Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England Women vs West Indies Women taking place? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is England Women vs West Indies Women taking place? Sydney Showground Stadium

What is the expected weather for England Women vs West Indies Women? 28c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is England Women vs West Indies Women on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream England Women vs West Indies Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for England Women vs West Indies Women? Ticket information for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches here

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND WOMEN

  • England come into this game having comfortably beaten Pakistan by 42 runs on Friday to put them back on track for a semi-final spot but they face a West Indian side that still have an outside chance of qualifying so this is another must-win game for them.
  • Skipper Heather Knight led by example once again as she followed her century against Thailand with 62 against Pakistan but the opening partnership remains a concern for the English team so it would be no surprise if Tammy Beaumont moved up the order here.
  • Amy Jones is likely to move down the order if Beaumont is moved up to open but that is the only likely change as they will surely retain the same eleven players for this next challenge against the Windies.

WEST INDIES WOMEN

  • West Indies were stunned by Pakistan last time out as they were restricted to a below par 124/7 and they failed to take wickets as Pakistan cantered to an unexpected victory, but it was unquestionably their batting that lost the game for them.
  • Hayley Matthews was out for a golden duck in that game which set the tone for their uninspiring performance while Deandra Dottin could only manage one from ten balls so they need that duo to step up and perform much better against this strong England team.
  • Not enough of their players outside of skipper Stafanie Taylor are contributing right now so there is every chance they could make one or two changes for this game to freshen the side up with Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation possibly finding their places under threat.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams have suffered unexpected defeats already in this competition so there is no margin for error for either side if they are to reach the semi-finals. England come into this game with the greater confidence after dominating Pakistan on Friday while the Windies looked fragile as they were beaten by the same opponent. England’s bowling is the decisive factor in this game and the likes of Brunt, Glenn and Sciver should make the difference and lead them to victory.

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