India v England: Preview

ICC T20 World Cup Semi-Final Preview

India and England will face off on 5th March in the Semi-Final of the T20 Women’s World Cup. This match is a repeat of the 2017 Cricket World Cup Final and 2018 T20 World Cup Semi-Final. Both times, England won the contest. Can India turn the tide this time around?

Here are 7 key Stats for the match:

1. Results of last 5 T20 matches between India & England:

4 Mar, 2019 – England won by 41 runs
7 Mar, 2019 – England won by 5 wickets
9 Mar, 2019 – England won by 1 run
31 Jan, 2020 – India won by 5 wickets
7 Feb, 2020 – England won by 4 wickets

India have won just 1 T20 against England in their last 5 encounters.

2. India have never beaten England in the T20 World Cup. England have won all 5 previous matches.

3. India is the only team in this T20 World Cup to win all 4 games.

4. Top 3 Run-Scorers this tournament:

Natalie Sciver – 202 runs
Heather Knight – 193 runs
Shafali Varma – 161 runs

5. Most Wickets this tournament:

Poonam Yadav – 9 wickets
Sophie Ecclestone – 8 wickets
Anya Shrubsole – 8 wickets

6. India’s Route to Semi-Finals:
Beat Australia by 17 runs
Beat Bangladesh by 18 runs
Beat New Zealand by 3 runs
Beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

7. England’s Route to Semi-Finals:
Lost to South Africa by 6 wickets
Beat Thailand by 98 runs
Beat Pakistan by 42 runs
Beat West Indies by 46 runs

As stats show, Indian and English players have dominated the World Cup till now. It will be a titanic clash between these 2 well-balanced sides in the Semi-Final.

Catch the action on 5th March from 9:30 AM on Star Sports & Hotstar.

Wait! There is another thing. Weather might play spoil sport as rain is predicted for the day in Sydney. According to weather reports, up to 30 mm of rain is expected. So, what happens if the match is rained out? 🌧️🌧️

India will qualify for the Final if match is rained out. According to the rules, if the semifinal is washed out the team which has finished higher in the group stages will go through to the final as there are no reserve days.

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