India opt to bat in first semi-final; both teams unchanged

After scores of 154 and 162, India caught to their tried and examined components of establishing a complete to defend within the first semi-final of the Commonwealth Video games towards England at Edgbaston. With Nat Sciver additionally saying England would have wished to bowl, each captains bought what they wished.

With designated captain Heather Knight lacking – there was earlier a glimmer of her being out there for the knockouts – England are enjoying the identical XI that beat New Zealand by seven wickets of their last league fixture.
India, too, are unchanged from the XI that beat Barbados two nights in the past. This implies they’re enjoying three spinners and two seamers together with a seam-bowling allrounder in Pooja Vastrakar.

The winner shall be assured a medal and a spot in Sunday’s last to push for a gold medal, whereas the loser will go right into a bronze medal playoff, which can be on Sunday.

In contrast to within the league phases, the place a hybrid floor was ready to make sure they do not deteriorate an excessive amount of, the pitch used for this contest is a contemporary one.

India: 1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Shafali Verma, 3 Jemimah Rodrigues, 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Deepti Sharma, 6 Taniya Bhatia (wk), 7 Sneh Rana, 8 Pooja Vastrakar, 9 Radha Yadav, 10 Meghna Singh, 11 Renuka Singh

England: 1 Danni Wyatt, 2 Sophia Dunkley, 3 Alice Capsey, 4 Nat Sciver (capt), 5 Amy Jones (wk), 6 Maia Bouchier, 7 Katherine Brunt, 8 Sophie Ecclestone, 9 Freya Kemp, 10 Issy Wong, 11 Sarah Glenn

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