#WWC17 England v India – Player Rankings Suggest a Batting v Bowling Final

Impressionistically, the 2017 Women’s World Cup has been a batsman’s tournament, with the bowlers suffering 14 hundreds scored by 13 different players.

Looking just at England v India, we have had four centurions in each team: Nat Sciver, Sarah Taylor, Tammy Beaumont, and Heather Knight for England; and Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, and Punam Raut for India.

However, the numbers overall hint that this might be a Batting versus Bowling final.

In the 8 matches played, England have the batting edge – they’ve scored 2,039 runs at an average strike rate of 89; to India’s 1,723 runs at 74.

But India have the bowling wind at their backs – their bowlers have taken 58 wickets at an average economy rate of 4.37; whereas England’s have taken only 51 wickets at an economy of 4.53. In the field, India have also effected more run outs – 8, to England’s 5.

Of course – they haven’t been playing on the same pitches, so it might not be wise to read too much into this. Our inside info on the pitch at Lords suggests there should be good runs in it; but as for who will prevail on the day, as the Australia v India semi-final showed, all it takes sometimes is one special performance – it could be anybody’s game!

Batting Team Matches Runs Strike Rate
1. Nat Sciver England 8 318 115.63
2. Sarah Taylor England 8 351 103.84
3. Harmanpreet Kaur India 8 308 104.05
4. Tammy Beaumont England 8 387 78.02
5. Heather Knight England 8 363 81.57
6. Mithali Raj India 8 392 71.01
7. Smriti Mandhana India 8 232 95.86
8. Punam Raut India 8 295 65.55
9. Fran Wilson England 7 159 103.24
10. Veda Krishnamurthy India 5 118 115.68
11. Deepti Sharma India 8 202 57.54
12. Katherine Brunt England 8 117 80.68
13. Danni Wyatt England 5 81 112.5
14. Jenny Gunn England 6 100 76.92
15. Lauren Winfield England 6 93 61.18
16. Laura Marsh England 4 37 142.3
17. Sushma Verma India 8 51 87.93
18. Jhulan Goswami India 8 68 53.54
19. Anya Shrubsole England 8 27 128.57
20. Ekta Bisht India 6 14 87.5
21. Mona Meshram India 3 24 35.82
22. Shikha Pandey India 6 7 77.77
23. Mansi Joshi India 2 6 60
24. Poonam Yadav India 8 6 54.54
25. Dani Hazell England 5 4 50
26. Alex Hartley England 7 2 28.57

Batting Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate

Bowling Team Matches Wickets Economy
1. Deepti Sharma India 8 12 4.75
2. Poonam Yadav India 8 9 3.90
3. Shikha Pandey India 6 8 3.69
4. Ekta Bisht India 6 9 4.39
5. Alex Hartley England 7 8 3.93
6. Heather Knight England 8 8 4.81
7. Jhulan Goswami India 8 7 4.48
8. Laura Marsh England 4 6 4.00
9. Nat Sciver England 8 7 4.83
10. Katherine Brunt England 8 5 3.78
11. Anya Shrubsole England 8 6 4.60
12. Rajeshwari Gayakwad India 2 6 4.66
13. Dani Hazell England 5 6 5.54
14. Jenny Gunn England 6 5 4.75
15. Harmanpreet Kaur India 8 5 5.12
16. Mansi Joshi India 2 2 4.02

Bowling Ranking = Wickets / Economy

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