AUSW vs IND Women T20 Match Prediction
Australia Women will look to record their first win of this pre-World Cup Tri Series as they look to build momentum ahead of the defence of their World T20 crown. They take on India Women at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on February 2 and the live action starts at 14:00 local time.
Australia lost their opening match in a super-over to England, despite Beth Mooney’s 65 from 45 balls in a total of 156/8. Australia had required 157 to win, however, and could only score eight in the super over.
India had previously beaten England in the opening match of the tournament – Harmanpreet Kaur leading the way with 42* from 34 balls to lead a tricky chase of 148 to win. India reached 150/5 in 19.3 overs.
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Both teams won the toss and fielded first last time out, so both teams will presumably be keen to do so again.
A few clouds over Canberra will be the only disruption to an otherwise warm, sunny day once again.
The Manuka Oval is a well-balanced pitch, with something for the batsmen and bowlers – as results here have shown already.
match prediction for Australia Women vs India Women, 3rd T20 2020.
AUS Women Team News & Playing 11
AUSW Team News
Annabel Sutherland made her WT20i debut last time out and may have earned another chance with her excellent late hitting – though she was expensive with the ball. Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux and Tayla Vlaeminck were the four unused players last time out.
AUSW Key Players
Ellyse Perry: Bowled superbly last time out, claiming 1-9 from four overs after delivering 18 dot balls in total. Her batting is also key, having proved herself one of the world’s foremost all-rounders.
Beth Mooney: Continued the batting form she showcased in the WBBL when she hammered 65 from 45 balls at the top of the order last time out.
Alyssa Healy: Out for a very brief nine from four balls last time out, but she too has proved time and again that she is capable of match-winning innings at the top of the order.
AUSW Team Form
Australia sit top of the world rankings, but started this series with a super-over defeat to England. Ellyse Perry’s 1-9 from four overs kept things tight and Australia were set 157 to win, but despite Beth Mooney’s 65 from 45 balls they finished on 156/8. In the super over, they scored just eight and lost with two balls to spare.
AUS Women Predicted Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt
India Women Team News & Playing 11
INDW Team News
Rajeshwari Gayakwad was handed a chance to open the bowling last time out and did not let India down, picking up two key wickets in her first two overs. Though Poonam Yadav may return this time, Gayakwad has earned another chance to continue to prove her worth.
INDW Key Players
Smriti Mandhana: Out early last time out, but she has ten half-centuries to her name in T20i cricket, and batted at a decent pace in her brief innings last time out.
Harmanpreet Kaur: Led India’s chase last time out, scoring 42* from 34 balls in a perfectly-timed innings. She can also contribute with the ball too.
Deepti Sharma: Claimed 2-30 with the ball to continue her fine WT20i bowling form and then hit 12* from eight balls to get India over the line in the chase.
INDW Team Form
Arriving in excellent WT20i form, India put things right by beating England in their opening match. Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey all took two wickets apiece to restrict England to 147/7, and Harmanpreet Kaur led them to a five-wicket win with a patient 42* from 34 balls.
India Women Predicted Playing 11
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad