After multiple quarantines in India and UK, the Mithali Raj-led squad got little over a week to prepare for its first red ball game since November 2014.
Mithali was among the seven current players, who were a part of that victorious eleven against South Africa in Mysuru.
While experienced players like the skipper, her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami have not played red ball cricket at all in recent times, it will be an even tougher test for the younger lot who don’t get to play first-class matches in domestic cricket.
Unlike the men’s squad, which played intra-squad games in Southampton ahead of the WTC final, the women prepared only in the nets which might hurt them in the four-day game.
The visitors can surely take heart from their past record in England where they have not lost in eight games, having won two out of them.
England’s star all-rounder and newly-appointed vice-captain Nat Sciver is among the six squad members who played in their last Test match against India back in August 2014. The tourists had won that game in Wormsley by six wickets.
When and where will the one-off Test between India women and England women be played?
The one-off Test will be played at the County Ground in Bristol from Wednesday, June 16.
What time will the one-off Test between India and England women start?
Play starts on all 4 days from 3:30 pm IST.
Where can I watch the one-off Test between India and England women live on TV?
Sony Ten 1 will provide the live TV coverage of the one-off Test match between India and England women in India.
How can I watch the one-off Test between India and England women live online?
The one-off Test match between India and England women in India will be available for live streaming on Sony Liv. Jio TV and Airtel XStream will also provide streaming of Sony Ten channels.
What are the squads for the one-off Test between India women and England?
India: Mithali Raj (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.
England: Heather Knight (captain), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver (vice-captain), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill.