The Group B encounter will be of utmost importance for India Women who have played 2 matches in the tournament so far, winning one against Bangladesh Women and losing one.
India Women face England Women in a must-win clash.

Hosts India will be facing England at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala in the 11th match of the Women’s World T20 2016. This clash will be crucial for India Women who have played 2 matches in the tournament so far, winning one against Bangladesh Women and losing one against arch rivals Pakistan Women. England Women, on the other hand, would like to continue their winning momentum from the warm-up games and the first win in the campaign against Bangladesh Women. Charlotte Edwards will be leading the English side in the clash and Mithali Raj will be leading the Indian troops. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India Women vs England Women, 11th T20 Match, Group B, ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2016

India will have to come into the game leaving behind their 2-run loss against Pakistan by the Duckworth-Lewis method. They put up a good fight despite a weak start. However, they can’t afford any slip-ups, as the competition is in its crucial phase. A few mistakes from here could quash the hopes of reaching the semi-finals. And to do so, they will have to show some energy on the field. ALSO READ: India vs Pakistan, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2016, Match 7 at Delhi: Anam Ami’s spell and other highlights

India’s batting was not at its best compared to the way Pakistani batsmen approached. They were off to a slow start, but eventually managed to reach 96 after 20 overs. They would like to display a better batting performance, similar to that against Bangladesh. It was the bowling unit who brought them back into the game against Pakistan. Against England’s bowling, they will have to be at their best to put up a respectable total.

England, on the other hand, are coming after a wonderful display against Bangladesh. The English team will draw inspiration from Captain Charlotte Edwards’ batting form. England has one of the most balanced team in this edition of World T20. Although it will be a different challenge for them too, as both teams will be playing at Dharamsala for the first time and conditions are expected to favour the spinners.

All in all, the match guarantees a lot of thrill, excitement, drama and much more as India look to improve their record against England, and also go out there with the motive to win and get their T20 campaign back on track.

Squads:

India Women: Mithali Raj(c), Vellaswamy Vanitha, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma(wk), Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Thirush Kamini, Nagarajan Niranjana, Ekta Bisht, Deepti Sharma

England Women: Charlotte Edwards(c), Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor(wk), Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Jones, Rebecca Grundy, Tash Farrant

Time: 03:30 PM LOCAL | 10:00 AM GMT

(Karan Dewan, a reporter with CricketCountry, loves following and playing sports. He is a Team India fan and loves winning. Follow him on his twitter handle @karan13dewan.)