Danni Wyatt in action. ©ICC

England v West Indies

Date: 21 June 2019

The County Ground, Northampton

With the first T20I abandoned without a ball being bowled on Tuesday, England will go again in trying to break their longest winning streak. Today they could make that a midsummer night’s dream with a win over West Indies.

West Indies are at home with the short format and should give themselves a better account than in the ODI series.

Northampton is the perfect venue for a T20 game, and we should see fireworks.

Players to watch out for

Danni Wyatt

After a quite ODI series, this could be the time for Wyatt to shine. Back up at the top of the order, she will have time to build an innings. Even in the shortest format, Wyatt has time to score big.

Stafanie Taylor

One of the big hitters in the women’s game if Taylor is in the mood and gets going early on then there could be fireworks. There will be less pressure for her to perform in this series. Nothing is expected of the West Indies side after the manner of defeat in the ODI series.

 

Conditions

A good ground to have a hit.  Northampton isn’t the biggest of grounds in England. Some players, in the two squads, are able to time the ball we may be in for a lot of runs today.

 

Numbers to look out for

Natalie Sciver is three wickets away from taking 50 wickets for England in T20 internationals.

Of the 15 matches between the two sides, West Indies have won 8 games to England’s 6. The other game was tied.

 

Probable XI

England: Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor (wk), Heather Knight (c), Linsey Smith, Danni Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Laura Marsh, Katherine Brunt.

West Indies: Kycia Knight (wk), Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor (c), Natasha McLean, Shemaine Campbelle, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack

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