India W vs England W 2021: Smriti Mandhana and Danni Wyatt to open as we look at the combined best playing 11 for the T20I series.
The India Women Tour to England wasn’t the most successful one as they lost all three series, but the way Team India played the T20I series was something to cheer for. With series levelled at 1-1, the third T20I saw the match go down the wire before England Women chased down a healthy total.
T20 cricket is always exciting, and this Indian Women team has been a top-quality side. It was only last year when this team came runner-up in the T20 World Cup. The performance of some of their top players was also not bad. As many as 5 Indian players and 6 England players made impact in the series.
Having said that, let’s have a look at the combined best playing 11 for the 2021 India W vs England W T20I series. Before that let’s have a look at our unique methodology to arrive at the final combined best playing 11.
Stats Wizard Methodology:
Batting: As always, we have analyzed the batting performances basis the batting rating calculated from the overall aspect of the game such as runs scored, consistency, the number of match-winning & good knocks, acceleration bonus, and power-hitting bonus.
Bowling: We have analyzed the bowling performances basis the bowling rating calculated from the overall aspect of the game such as wickets taken, consistency, the number of match-winning and good spells, number of maidens bowled, and economy rate bonus.
Overall, the team of 11 is selected basis the performance rating, and only players who have performed well in their respective positions are selected. Also, the team combination of 2 openers, 3-4 middle-order players, 1-2 all-rounders, 2-3 pacers, and at least 1 spinner is given precedence in the squad.
#1: Smriti Mandhama (India) – 9.3
Inns: 3 // Runs: 119 // SR: 141.7 // HS: 70
The leading run-scorer for Team India, and also the best player for India in the series, Smriti Mandhana got runs in all three innings. Her best knock of 70 came in the final, but unfortunately, that came in a losing cause. Nevertheless, 119 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 141.7 is an exceptional effort from Mandhana.
#2: Danni Wyatt (England) – 9.8
Inns: 3 // Runs: 123 // SR: 138.2 // HS: 89*
Without a doubt, the best batswoman of the series as Danni Wyatt ended as the leading run-scorer with 123 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 138.2. Unlike Mandhana, Wyatt got a failure, but played a power-packed knock in the final during her 89*(56).
#3: Tammy Beaumont (England) – 5.2
Inns: 3 // Runs: 88 // SR: 101.1 // HS: 59
Tammy Beaumont’s strike rate doesn’t inspire much confidence, but she played second-fiddle to Danni Wyatt. Overall Tammy scored 88 runs from 3 innings at a strike rate of 101.1. She scored 1 important fifty in the series when her side was tumbling, but unfortunately, that came in a losing cause.
#4: Natalie Sciver (England) – 10
Inns: 3 // Runs: 98 // SR: 153.1 // Wkts: 3
The player of series, Natalie Sciver did well in the batting as well as bowling category. She ended as the leading wicket-taker of the series, and also as the third-highest run-getter of the series. Overall, Nat scored 98 runs from 3 innings at a brilliant strike rate of 153.1. In addition, Nat took 3 wickets at a brilliant economy rate of just 5.2.
#5: Harmanpreet Kaur (India) – 5.7
Inns: 3 // Runs: 68 // SR: 128.3 // HS: 36
Harmanpreet looked woefully out of form in the Test and ODI series, but gave decent returns in the T20 series. She managed to score 68 runs from 3 innings at a decent strike rate of 128.3. Only if she had scored at least match-winning knock, it would have given better imagery.
#6: Amy Jones (WK) (England) – 6.6
Inns: 2 // Runs: 54 // SR: 138.5 // HS: 43
The wicket-keeper of the team, Amy didn’t do much with the gloves, but was impressive in the first T20I for her quickfire knock down the order. She scored a good 43(27), and provided a much-needed impetus for England. Overall, she managed 54 runs from 2 innings at a good strike rate of 138.5.
#7: Deepti Sharma (India) – 7
Inns: 3 // Runs: 37 // Wkts: 2 // BBI: 1/18
Deepti played 3 innings as a batswoman, and remained not out in all 3. While Deepti scored 37 runs, they came at a poor strike rate of 86. She didn’t disappoint in the bowling department too having accounted for 2 wickets at an economy rate of 7.3.
#8: Katherine Brunt (England) – 6.2
Inns: 3 // Wkts: 3 // ER: 8 // BBI: 2/27
The best pacer of the lot, Katherine bowled 2 good spells in the series. Her 2/27 in the third T20I and 1/11 in the first T20I helped England win both matches. Overall, she finished with 3 wickets from 3 innings at an economy rate of 8.
#9: Sophie Ecclestone (England) – 9
Inns: 3 // Wkts: 3 // ER: 7.1 // BBI: 3/35
Without a doubt the best spinner of the series, Sopie bowled only 1 over in the second T20I, but in the other two, she took 3 wickets at a good economy rate of 7.1. She gave 35 runs in the third T20I, but also accounted for 3 important wickets in her match-winning performance.
#10: Shikha Pandey (India) – 5.6
Inns: 3 // Wkts: 3 // ER: 7.3 // BBI: 3/22
The leading pacer for Team India, Shikha bowled a fantastic spell of 3/22 in the third T20I, and almost pulled-off a series win for Team India. However, in the other two innings, Shikha was below-par. Overall, she finished with 3 wickets from 3 innings at an economy rate of 7.3.
#11: Poonam Yadav (India) – 5.7
Inns: 3 // Wkts: 3 // ER: 6.8 // BBI: 2/17
The fifth bowler who was strangled with 3 wickets in the series, Poonam Yadav’s economy rate of 6.8 was her strength. She bowled a match-winning spell of 2/17 in the second T20I. but a few more wickets in her wicket column would have done well for her as well as the team.
India W vs England W 2021 – Combined Best 11 for the T20I series:
Danni Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amy Jones, Deepti Sharma, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
So, that completes the analysis of the combined best playing 11 for the 2021 India Women vs England Women T20I series. It is always fascinating to watch women’s T20 matches as that is the format that will bring more power to women’s cricket.
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Adesh Kothari is the founder of AK4Tsay1 Cricalytics.
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