Verma became the fifth-youngest player across men’s and women’s cricket to represent their country in all formats of the game
Toss England Women opt to bowl vs India Women
India retained the same quick-bowling troika, comprising Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, and Shikha Pandey, they fielded in the standalone Test. Experienced left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht pipped offspin-bowling allrounder Sneh Rana, who returned a first-innings four-for and an unbeaten rearguard second-innings 80 in the Test, to the solitary spinner’s spot in the Indian line-up.
England had released Emily Arlott and Freya Davies from their ODI squad earlier in the week. They opted for the legspin of Sarah Glenn, with the pace-bowling contingent made up by Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, and Anya Shrubsole.
The ODI marks England and India’s first face-off in 50-over cricket in England since the 2017 World Cup final at Lord’s where the hosts clinched the title.
A fresh pitch is being used in Bristol, with England captain Heather Knight saying on match eve the surface had an even covering of grass.
England: 1 Tammy Beaumont, 2 Lauren Winfield-Hill, 3 Heather Knight (capt), 4 Sophia Dunkley, 5 Natalie Sciver (vc), 6 Amy Jones (wk), 7 Sophie Ecclestone, 8 Sarah Glenn, 9 Katherine Brunt, 10 Kate Cross, 11 Anya Shrubsole
India: 1 Smriti Mandhana, 2 Shafali Verma, 3 Punam Raut, 4 Mithali Raj (capt), 5 Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), 6 Deepti Sharma, 7 Taniya Bhatia (wk), 8 Pooja Vastrakar, 9 Shikha Pandey, 10 Jhulan Goswami, 11 Ekta Bisht
Annesha Ghosh is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ghosh_annesha