England Women will take on New Zealand Women in the first ODI of the five-match series. The encounter takes place at the County Ground in Bristol on Thursday (September 16). Having won the preceding T20I series 2-1, the home team must be high on confidence. However, the Kiwis can’t be taken lightly.
Notably, the English side met India Women in their last ODI assignment and walked away with a 3-0 triumph. On the other hand, New Zealand met their trans-tasman rivals Australia in their last ODI series and suffered a humiliating 3-0 triumph. Hence, the visitors have to put up a substantial effort to emerge victoriously in the upcoming games.
England women will be the more confident side as they had won the recently-concluded T20I series 2-1. It was an enthralling series and England women kept their nerves to seal off the series at the end.
The skipper of England women’s team, Heather Knight is a prolific all-rounder and she can be roped in as your captain/vice-captain in your fantasy team. She was also the player of the match in the 3rd T20I as she scored a brisk knock of 42 runs.
EN-W vs NZ-W New Zealand Women Tour of England 1st ODI Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 19°C on the matchday with 59 % humidity and 11 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
England Women vs New Zealand Women, 1st ODI
Venue: Cooper County Ground, Bristol
Date & Time: 16th September 2021, 5:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode
The pitch at the County Ground in Bristol will help the seamers in the initial part of the match. However, the willow wielders can also score runs if they apply themselves on this surface.
Probable Playing XIs for ENG-W vs NZ-W
Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (C), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (WK), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Kate Cross
New Zealand Women
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (C), Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Katey Martin (WK), Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Thamsyn Newton
My Dream11 team for ENG-W vs NZ-W match:
Amy Jones, Heather Knight (c), Dani Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Amy Saterthwaite, Natalie Sciver, Sophie Devine (v/c), Sophie Ecclestone, Leigh Kasperek, Thamsyn Newton, Kate Cross.