England Vs New Zealand Women 2021 Series Preview.
This series was dominated by two individuals—Tammy Beaumont and captain Heather Knight. Apart from these two, England also found match winners in Nat Sciver, Freya Davies, Sarah Glenn, and Katherine Brunt.
On the other hand, except for Amelia Kerr & Amy Satterthwaite, New Zealand were not in the fight in their own backyard. There was stand-in captaincy for Sciver, injury to Lea Tahuhu, and even a bit of Billy Bowden as well. Here is a quick review—The stats, highlights, and more! Keep on reading, and let us know your thoughts!
Results – England Vs New Zealand
ODI Series: England Win 2 – 1
- England Women won by 8 wickets *Heather Knight
- England Women won by 7 wickets *Natalie Sciver
- New Zealand Women won by 7 wickets *Amy Satterthwaite
* Player of Match
|Player of Series||England||New Zealand|
|Most Runs||Tammy Beaumont – 231 runs|
(best of 88*, 3 – 50s, average 231.00)
|Amy Satterthwaite – 135 runs|
(best of 119*, 1- 100, average 67.50)
|Most Wickets||Natalie Sciver – 5 wickets|
(best of 3/26, average 16.60)
|Amelia Kerr – 4 wickets|
(best of 4/42, average 28.00)
T20I Series: England Win 3 – 0
- England Women won by 7 wickets *Sarah Glenn
- England Women won by 6 wickets *Freya Davies
- England Women won by 32 runs *Katherine Brunt
|Player of Series||England|
|Most Runs||Tammy Beaumont – 102 runs|
(best of 63, 1 – 50, 100.99 SR)
|Amy Satterthwaite – 76 runs|
(best of 49, 122.58 SR)
|Most Wickets||Freya Davies – 5 wickets|
(best of 4/23, 4.71 economy)
| Leigh Kasperek – 4 wickets|
(best of 2/24, 6.61 economy)
- Individual runs do not win you matches, great partnerships do. Tammy Beaumont & Heather Knight were not only consistently among the runs, they stitched the English team together. Beaumont is literally in almost all the match-winning partnerships. Dream tour for her (although struggles for Danni Wyatt continued).
- Beaumont-Knight 94 (113), Beaumont-Sciver 103 (129) & Beaumont-Jones 79*(87), Beaumont-Knight 109 (151)
- Wyatt-Beaumont 59 (53), Knight-Beaumont 83 (73), Jones-Dunkley 36 (31)
- While the experienced top order dominated the ODI leg, the bowlers were the stars in the T20Is. Sarah Glenn’s miserly 2/11 in 4 overs in the first T20I & Freya Davies’ wonderful outing of 4/23 sealed the 2nd T20I. Only 8 T20Is old before the series, Davies was the find of the T20I tour for England.
- The experience of Katherine Brunt was on spot in the 3rd T20I. At half way stage, 128 seemed too low to defend but Katherine Brunt’s 2/19, Sophie Ecclestone’s 2/19, & Mady Villiers’ 3/10 bundled New Zealand for just 96.
- It was a tough tour for Sophie Devine. After hitting the fastest women T20 century in the domestic Super Smash tournament, much was expected of her as the captain-all rounder. Scores of 16, 6, 15, 2, 8, 0 and only 2 wickets across the 6 matches was way below her usually excellent standards.
- Amelia Kerr, the young prodigious (Devine used to babysit her) allrounder continued her dramatic rise in world cricket. Although the stats do not show it all, she was constantly threatening the pair of Beaumont-Knight in the ODIs. Performance of 4/42 & 72* in the 3rd ODI helped seal New Zealand their sole victory in the series.
- The women of the hour in the 3rd ODI was Amy Satterthwaite, completing her 7th ODI century with magnificent knock of 119* (128) after the White Ferns were 15-2. Another 49 came in a T20I. The only real resistance from the New Zealand batting came from her. Otherwise, T20I scores of 96, 123, 96 & ODI scores of 178 & 192 are not much to write home about.
We like to spice things up with our own awards for the series. Here they are:
|Emerging Player||Freya Davies||Amelia Kerr|
|Surprise Package||Katherine Brunt||Leigh Kasperek|
|Broken Cricket Dream||Danni Wyatt||Lea Tahuhu (injured)/Sophie Devine|
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Where Do They Go From Here?
Australia Women will tour New Zealand for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs, starting March 28th. For England, The Women’s Hundred will finally take stage from 21st July-21st August. This will be a huge game changer for women’s cricket.
The ODI World Cup (which was to be held during this time in New Zealand this year) is postponed to February of 2022.
Where do New Zealand cricket go from here? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!