The England eves didn't start the tour in the best way as they lost their first two matches of the ODI series. However, they have won back to back matches—the final match of the ODI series and the first match of the ongoing three-match T20I series—since then, and would be looking forward to seal the fate of the series as they take on the Indian eves in the second T20I at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
India were completely outplayed in the first T20I. The batting exploits of Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt and Heather Knight broke the spirit of the Indian bowlers first. And then it was the excellent bowling by the England bowlers that restricted their batsmen to a paltry total of 119/6. None of the Indian batters got going, Shikha Pandey was the top scorer with 23 runs to her name off 21 deliveries. She was the only batter in the lineup with a strike-rate of above 100.
England on the other hand have got most things right. Their batters have taken the responsibility and their bowlers have responded well too. They have gained some momentum in their last two matches, and they would be eager to carry that forward into this match as well.
Weather and Pitch Conditions: Overnight showers in forecast but Sunny skies are expected during match duration. The showers may leave some moisture in the pitch this bringing the pacers into play a lot more.
Wicket-keeper: Tammy Beaumont (9 Cr)