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|Sophia Dunkley Brown||35||30||3||1||116.67|
|Amy Ellen Jones||8||8||1||0||100.00|
The final group match of the women’s WorldT20 is going to be played between the West Indies women and the England women’s teams. This Group A match, like the final group clash between India and Australia in Group B, has no bearing on the qualification chances of either side.
Both the West Indies and England are unbeaten in this tournament up until now and have assured themselves of a place in the semi-final. The only thing up for consideration is the order in which these two teams qualify.
It will be interesting to see what approach these two teams take because winning here might help them avoid Australia in the semi-final unless of course, Australia loses its semi-final, which will then make winning a lot less attractive.
The West Indies women’s team is the defending champion in this WorldT20 and they have played like a team deserving of that title once again. They crushed Sri Lanka in their last match and have staked their place in the semi-final in the most emphatic manner possible.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. What followed from then on was an awesome display of power, skill, and aggression that would have all the other semi-finalists shaking. Haley Matthews scored 62 of just 36 deliveries, Dottin scored 49 of 35, Taylor scored 41 of 25, and McLean played a nice little cameo as well.
With Knight already in good form and the lower order also capable of hanging around, the West Indies finally flexed their batting muscles.
This performance could not have come at a better time either because while the West Indies was winning, it was doing so on the back of its bowling. Now that all of the major batters in the side have a score behind their name, stopping this West Indies side could be very difficult.
As many as seven bowlers bowled for the West Indies in the last match. It was almost as if the side wanted to give all of its players something to do while exploring the options at its disposal for the upcoming matches.
Here too, Matthews took three lower-order wickets to finish with a wonderful all-round performance.
The West Indies will know that losing the next match does not do anything to their WorldT20 aspirations. Winning it, though, will help maintain this impressive momentum they have built up.
Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, Natasha McLean, Britney Cooper, Kycia Knight, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell.
We cannot help but feel that the English women would be happy to be in the same group as West Indies. They know now that they do not have to face them till the final if it comes to that at all. At the same time, playing a red-hot West Indies side may be the best practice they could have against a tough semi-final opponent.
England was brilliant against South Africa in the last match. It was a match that the side had to win and the players ended up achieving that goal in style. After having been told to bowl first, England’s new-ball bowlers just ran through South Africa.
Sciver finished with figures of three wickets for four runs in her four overs while Anya Shrubsole finished the tail off with a hat-trick. Gordon was very good in the middle and took two wickets as well.
It was a complete bowling performance from England and all but assured it of a victory. Now, England will know that playing an in-form West Indian side with a vociferous crowd at its back is going to be far more challenging than facing a struggling South Africa.
For it to succeed, the bowlers must continue to do well and pile on the pressure on the West Indies.
England is also going to be tested in the batting department. The English players are not known to be too attacking or for hitting many sixes. England only needed 87 runs to win against South Africa and got there in the fifteenth over but there was not one shot hit for six.
If the West Indies is able to set the side a tough target then the English batters may have to bat beyond their comfort zone.
Wyatt, Beaumont, Sciver, Knight, and Jones have all spent some useful time in the middle. The players have been steady and taken the appropriate amount of risk. If England has to bat first then it has to try and figure out what total is enough to put a belligerent West Indian batting under pressure.
There are two very different styles of play and it will be very interesting to see how it plays out.
Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight, Lauren Winfield, Amy Ellen Jones, Anya Shrubsole, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Sophie Ecclestone, Danielle Hazell, Kirstie Gordon.
The team winning the toss is likely to bat first
The weather in St. Lucia has thankfully eased up enough to allow matches to take place. A similar sort of mixed weather prediction is in place for the upcoming match. There is some rain around but nothing that should stay around for too long even if it does affect the match.
The pitch is good for batting as shown by the West Indies in the last match the new ball bowlers will also be able to get something out of the surface.
A score of around 140 should be considered par.
The West Indies side has been playing a very high level of cricket and is clearly buoyed by the support they have been getting from the crowd. They are going to be difficult to stop.
Back the West Indies to win.