The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the 2nd semi-final of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.

When does the match start and how to watch it live

The semi-final match between the Indians and the English will start on Thursday at 8 pm local time, 5:30 am IST (Friday) and 12 am GMT (Friday)

Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will provide live television coverage of the match in India. The live stream will be available on Hotstar.

India vs England preview

While the other semi-final between Australia and Windies is a repeat of the 2016 World T20 Final, this one is a repeat of last year's World Cup Final.

India goes into this game unbeaten and in hot form but will first have to put the pain of the defeat from last year's final behind them as they take the field against England.

India will welcome the return of Mithali Raj to the fold as her form and experience will be crucial in such a big game. She has two match-winning fifties for her country in the tournament group stages.

Mithali Raj
Raj will look the exorcise the demons of 2017Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Her opening partner, Smriti Mandhana is back in form and seems to be peaking at the right time for India in the tournament.

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been her destructive usual and – with 177 runs – is the leading run-scorer in the tournament which includes a quite glorious century she had scored in India's opening match against New Zealand.

The bowling, especially the spin department, has choked the opponent's run flow in all of India's games. Lead by Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav, the spinners have taken the bulk of the wickets.

For England, their bowling has done well too. Anya Shrubsole has been particularly impressive with 7 wickets which also includes a match-winning hat-trick against South Africa. Her bowling form has corresponded with her lower order batting contributions – something she is traditionally known to do.

Although the England batters have not impressed thus far in the tournament, the Indians have prima facie evidence to know better than take the likes of Dani Wyatt and Heather Knight lightly.


India: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Mithali Raj, Arundhati Reddy, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav.

England: Heather Knight (C), Danielle Hazell, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Amy Ellen Jones, Natasha Farrant, Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone, Kirstie Gordon, Linsey Smith, Sophia Dunkley Brown

India vs England: Women's World T20 semi-final TV channels

  • UK: Sky Sports Cricket
  • US: Willow TV
  • South Africa: SuperSport