England Women defeated West Indies Women by seven wickets in their first game of the tournament.
Ireland Women (IRE-W) and England Women (ENG-W) will face off in the sixth match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 on Monday at Paarl’s Boland Park (February 13). Ireland is ranked 10th in the current ICC team rankings and has never won a T20 World Cup game. They have lost all 13 games in three tournaments and were not present in the most recent edition. The Irish camp, on the other hand, will be boosted by their unexpected three-wicket win over Australia in the last warm-up game.
England began their campaign with a commanding victory over the West Indies in their first game. Sophie Ecclestone, the world’s number one bowler, took three wickets for 23 runs to limit the West Indies to 135 runs while bowling first. Natalie Sciver-Brunt smashed 40* off 30 balls and Sophia Dunkley hit 34 off 18 balls as the hosts cruised to a seven-wicket victory in just 14.3 overs. England won the only T20I against Ireland in 2012, and they are strong favourites to win the upcoming game.
IRE- W vs ENG-W Match Details:
Ireland Women vs England Women, Match 6, Women’s T20 World Cup
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Date & Time: February 13, 06:30 PM IST
In T20 cricket, Paarl’s Boland Park provides a balanced surface for both batters and bowlers. With a new ball in powerplay overs, the pitch provided an extra boost for the pace bowlers. In the three women’s T20I games played so far, the average first innings score has been 152. If England bat first on Monday, they are likely to post a large total.
IRE-W vs ENG-W Probable Playing XIs
Ireland Women (IRE-W):
Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany (C), Eimar Richardson, Mary Waldron (WK), Leah Paul, Rachael Delaney, Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, Shauna Kavanagh
England Women (ENG-W):
Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (C), Amy Jones (WK), Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell
Match Prediction: The match will be won by England Women.