England bat in Women's World Cup final

Cricket bat (File)
Cricket bat (File)

London - England captain Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat against India in the Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday.

Both teams were unchanged from their respective semi-final wins with England having narrowly beaten South Africa by two wickets, and India stunning reigning champions Australia by 36 runs on the back of Harmanpreet Kaur's remarkable 171 not out.

Teams

England: Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor (wkt), Heather Knight (capt), Nat Sciver, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Hartley

India: Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Raut, Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma (wkt), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav

Umpires: Shaun George (RSA), Gregory Brathwaite (WIS)

TV umpire: Paul Wilson (AUS)

Match referee: Steve Bernard (AUS)

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