Antigua,Nov 23 (IESports) India Women have won the toss and opted to bat first against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday morning in the semis of the World T20.
India will be looking to erase the memories of a heart-breaking World Cup final defeat last year when
England beat India by nine runs in an exciting final of the 50 over World Cup.
Earlier in the tournament ,India beat two formidable teams in their group -New Zealand by 34 runs and from Australia by 48 runs maintaining an all-win record at the league stage.
Skipper Harmanpreet’s performance will be key to India’s success as she has scored 167 runs from four games at a strike rate of 177 plus so far in the tournament.
India will certainly miss the experience of their veteran Mithali Raj who doesn’t find a place in the team.
England Women (Playing XI): Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones(w), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight(c), Lauren Winfield, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Sophie Ecclestone, Kirstie Gordon
India Women (Playing XI): Taniya Bhatia(w), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav