- The final will be played at Lord’s on September 24, 2022
- This will be Jhulan Goswami’s final appearance for India
- India leads the series 2-0
ENGW vs. INDW, 3rd ODI: With the backdrop of Jhulan Goswami’s final ODI match, as Harmanpreet Kaur and company take on Amy Jones-led England, they will have their sights set on a historic feat, something no other Indian women’s side has achieved on English soil. In the second ODI of the series, propelled by Skipper Harmanpreet’s fierce punch, India sealed the series 2-0. This is the first time since 1999 that Indian women have beaten English women in a series.
As of now, Indian women are oozing with confidence as their skipper has guided them from the front and instilled in them an invincible mindset. The Women in Blue, who faltered at the last minute in the T20I series against England, have completely turned the tables, surpassing Amy Jones in all departments after the start of the ODIs. It will certainly be an emotional day for the Indian team when Jhulan Goswami leaves the sport but they would certainly not let their killer mentality get in the way.
In very dominant fashion, India sealed the deal in their favor in the first ODI, played at County Ground, Hove. Harmanpreet and Co. won the match by 7 wickets. England had asked India to chase 227, which they did in 44.2 overs. India’s vice-captain Mandhana scored a brilliant 91 and propelled India home. With the second ODI, things looked even worse for Team England as they collapsed under pressure. Harmanpreet Kaur’s magnificent 143* from 111 deliveries took the game away from the English women and India eventually won the series 2-0, again after 23 years on English soil.
Coming to the third ODI, the focus will be on the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma and Renuka Singh. Before leaving for the Asian Cup, the Indian team would like to say goodbye to Jhulan Goswami with a winner as it was her career, a champion’s career.
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England Squad: Emma Lamb, Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (c&wk), Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson Richards, Issy Wong, Freya Davies , Maia Bouchier
India Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Sabbhineni Meghana, Jemimah Rodrigues , Taniya Bhatia, Simran Bahadur
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