CWG 2022: England takes on an optimistic India in the semifinal

India will play hosts England in the last four of the tournament . The match was supposed to take place at 10.30 p.m.

Semis are now open to 3.30 p.m. to appeal to Indian audiences.India's burgeoning TRP draw in cricket has now had a big effect on the womens game, according to the organisers.The Womens T20 competition in Edgbaston, England, is now open to all.The match was supposed to take place at 10.30 p.m. IST, and was originally scheduled to be the second semifinal under lights.

The Southern Stars (Australia) and the White Ferns (New Zealand) will meet in the second semifinal.After scoring a thumping 100-run win over Barbados, India is set to put their hopes of winning a medal to the test when they face hosts and dangerous foes England in the last-four match.In the league, England won all three games.A victory will guarantee India at least a CWG silver medal, which would be a major boost in their efforts towards the BCCIs ambitious idea of a womens IPL next year.

The 26-year-old from Himalaya wreaked havoc on the Australian and Barbados top order on both days, throwing fourfers at them.Renuka is the top wicket taker in the region, taking nine wickets in three games at an average of 5.33 and an ER of 4.00.Though England has a solid lineup, India is hoping that Renuka will play in the Powerplay once more.India's top-order batters have been hammered.

Mandhana and Harmanpreet lost to Barbados in a rare match, but Rodrigues' unbeaten 70-run stand alongside Deepti gave India a good 1624 to start with.Rodrigues, who averages 50 in T20s in England, had 249 runs in seven games, including a 92* for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.