England has had similar kind of tournament. They chased down modest totals first against them did the same job against neighbours Ireland. Their batting has been on aggresive side with Sophia Dunkley playing the role of an opener now.
Against West Indies, she scored 18 balls 34 runs. It is a good sign and probably England has the second best opening pair after Australia in this tournament.
India is following a more reserved kind of approch in this tournament. They like save wickets and accelerate as the innings progresses. At the top, Shafali Verma is providing a good start with Smriti Mandhana who is not in her best touch yet. But a good innings from her is around the corner.
Jemimah Rodrigues showed her maturity against Pakistan so the team is looking settled with every player knowing what role she has to play. Bowling is stronger side of team India with likes of Renuka Singh and Deepti Sharma picking up wickets and also keeping batters shut.
Sharma became the first Indian player to bag 100 wickets in T20 cricket. Harmanpreet Kaur would like to contribute more but at the time, the team is balanced.
England has Alice Capsey who scored 22 balls 51 against Ireland. She is a fearless and attacking player so Indian team would like to see her back as soon as possible. Heather Knight is yet to play big innings since she made her comeback.
England is batting with proper 6 batters with some job left in hand of Sophie Ecclestone who can hit lusty blows. India bata with 5 proper batters so here is the reason why India plays wicket saving innings.
Ecclestone has been good with the ball in hand as she picked 3 runs for only 13 runs. The experienced Katherine Sciver-Brunt is doing good job in leading the attack while Lauren Bell has been economical at the top.
Last time India faced England, there was bad impression of cricket. Deepti Sharma ran out Charlie Dean on non striker’s end using mankad which was highly criticized by English media and fans.
So, there is a bit unsettled nerves for both teams. This is match of two best teams of the tournament. Both teams have come to face on 26 occasions with England winning 19 times and India running home 7 times.