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Both teams will bat in the first semi-final, with India opting to bat

In the first semi-final of the Commonwealth Games against England at Edgbaston, India maintained to their tried and true method of piling up a total to defend. After scores of 154 and 162, India did not deviate from this strategy. Both captains were able to get what they wanted because to Nat Sciver’s assertion that England would have preferred to bowl.

Even though there was an earlier possibility of Heather Knight being available for the knockouts, England is playing the same XI that defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in their last league match. This is despite the fact that there was an earlier possibility of Heather Knight being available.

India’s starting XI has not altered since the last victory over Barbados two nights earlier. This indicates that they are fielding three spinners, two seam bowlers, and an allrounder who bowls seam who goes by the name of Pooja Vastrakar.

The loser will compete in a playoff for the bronze medal, which will also take place on Sunday. The winner will be assured of a medal and a spot in the final on Sunday, when they will attempt to capture the gold medal.

The field that will be utilised for this competition is a brand new one, in contrast to the earlier phases, which employed a hybrid surface that was prepared to ensure that it would not deteriorate too much over the course of those phases.


India: 1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Shafali Verma, 3 Jemimah Rodrigues, 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Deepti Sharma, 6 Taniya Bhatia (wk), 7 Sneh Rana, 8 Pooja Vastrakar, 9 Radha Yadav, 10 Meghna Singh, 11 Renuka Singh

England: First place went to Danni Wyatt, second to Sophia Dunkley, third to Alice Capsey, fourth to Nat Sciver (captain), and fifth to Amy Jones. England (wk), 6 Maia Bouchier, 7 Katherine Brunt, 8 Sophie Ecclestone, 9 Freya Kemp, 10 Issy Wong, 11 Sarah Glenn

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