New Delhi: India take on England in the final of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup at Lord’s in London on Sunday.
In what will surely be a big moment for the Indian team, the cricket-obsessed country will be eyeing its first-ever World Cup crown playing the final for the second time, for the first time after 2005. Hosts England, on the other hand, will be playing their seventh final and looking for their fourth title.
The two teams faced each other on the opening day of the tournament where India came out on top with a 35-run victory. However, England has been unbeaten since then, winning seven matches on the trot.
However, the name on everyone’s lips at the moment is that of Harmanpreet Kaur, whose stunning unbeaten 171 outclassed former champions Australia in the semi-finals.
From Virat Kohli to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, several sportspersons have wished the Indian women’s team ahead of the summit clash
India Women team: Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween and Smriti Mandhana.
England Women taem: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor, Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt and Lauren Winfield.