NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand Women vs England Women 1st T20I – 3 March 2021 (Wellington). Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, and Nat Sciver are the players to look out for in this game.
New Zealand Women will take on England Women in the 1st game of the 3 game T20I series, which will be played at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
New Zealand Women lost in the ODI series, and they would want to perform well in the T20I series. Sophie Devine will be their most reliable player in this series. England Women won the ODI series, and they have some star players in their ranks.
Pitch Report – The pitch is a very good batting surface, whereas there is a little help for the pacers too.
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 AM, Ground:- Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand Women – Maddy Green, Sophie Devine, Hayley Jensen, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Brooke Halliday, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr, Thamsyn Newton.
England Women – Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, Amy Jones, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Freya Davies.
NOTE:- The stats mentioned are of T20I games.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
S Devine, H Knight, N Sciver, A Satterthwaite, and S Ecclestone.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
K Martin (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our team. Martin has scored 915 T20I runs in her career at a strike-rate of 110.90.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Batters
T Beaumont (Price 9.5) will be our batter from England. Beaumont has scored 1383 T20I runs, whereas she was the highest run-scorer of the ODI series with 276 runs in three games.
A Satterthwaite (Price 9.5) and M Green (Price 8.5) will be our batters from New Zealand. Amy has scored 1595 T20I runs in her career, whereas she has also scalped 24 wickets. Green doesn’t have impressive stats, but she is selected because she will bat at the top-order.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy All-Rounders
N Sciver (Price 10) and H Knight (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from England. Sciver has scored 1535 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 112.37, whereas she has scalped 62 wickets. Knight has scored 1256 T20I runs in her career at a strike-rate of 119.96, whereas she has scalped 20 wickets. Both of them performed well in the ODI series too.
S Devine (Price 10.5) and B Halliday (Price 8) will be our all-rounders from New Zealand. Devine has scored 2447 T20I runs in her career at a strike-rate of 125.42, whereas she has scalped 91 wickets in bowling. Halliday scored 215 runs in the ODI series at an average of 53.75, whereas she scalped three wickets in bowling.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Bowlers
S Ecclestone (Price 9), S Glenn (Price 8.5), and K Brunt (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from England. Ecclestone has scalped 56 T20I wickets in 39 games, whereas Brunt has scalped 89 scalps in her T20I career, and she has also scored 493 runs. Glenn has scalped 22 wickets in 15 T20I games. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: England Women are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Sophie Devine and Nat Sciver
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
All the captain’s pick + Heather Knight and Brooke Halliday
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.