It is the first T20I of a five-match series, and India Women will be looking to take an early lead against World Champions Australia Women. The Indians dominated the recent Asia Cup, winning the tournament, and will carry that confidence forward. It will be Australia’s first tournament since their World Cup victory in England.
In the past, Australia Women have had a strong record against India Women. The team has won the last five meetings between the two teams and will look to build on that success. Both teams will be aiming for an early lead in the series, and we anticipate a close battle. The Indians are difficult to beat at home because the conditions suit their style of play.
The 1st T20I between India Women vs Australia Women will take place on December 9th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: India Women vs Australia Women, 1st T20I, Australia Women Tour of India 2022
Date: December 09, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Harmanpreet Kaur’s team faces its most formidable opponent in this game, and they will look to get off to a good start. The team enters this tournament after a successful campaign in the Asia Cup, and they will look to maintain their momentum. The Australians will present a difficult challenge, and Kaur wants her players to perform to their full potential.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma did well in the Asia Cup and will look to form a strong partnership. Jemimah Rodrigues, Kaur, and Richa Ghosh form a strong middle order that will look to score runs in this game. Harleen Deol and Deepti Sharma will have to do the heavy lifting at the bottom of the order.
The Indian bowling attack would be pitted against the world’s best. Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh will need to bowl well with the new ball. Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Radha Yadav must perform admirably in the middle overs. In addition, the team would like to see strong spells from Kaur and Shafali Verma in supporting roles.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Devika Vaidya, S Meghana, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol
Possible Playing XI:
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh (wk), Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma, Meghna Singh, Harleen Deol
Alyssa Healy replaces Meg Lanning as captain, and she hopes to get the ball rolling in this game. The majority of the team’s players were in good form during the WBBL and will look to maintain that momentum. The conditions in this game would be difficult, and Healy would like to get the most out of her players.
Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy performed admirably in the WBBL, and the duo will look to establish a solid opening wicket stand. Ellyse Perry is a strong hitter who will look to form alliances with Tahlia McGrath and Rachael Haynes. This batting lineup is strengthened by Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, and Annabel Sutherland.
At the start of the game, the team would look for tight spells from Darcie Brown and Megan Schutt. Jess Jonassen will try to get her lines with Alana King and McGrath in the middle overs. Gardner and Sutherland add bowling options to the side and will look to trouble the Indians.
Alyssa Healy (c), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland
Possible Playing XI:
Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
India Women vs Australia Women Toss Prediction
It’s the first game of the series, and we expect the wicket to have something for the bowlers. Most teams have won games here by chasing scores, and both captains would be aware of this. In this game, the team that wins the toss will bowl first.
India Women vs Australia Women Pitch Report
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy is one of India’s best T20 venues. The ball lands nicely on the bat and allows batters to hit through the line. To succeed at this venue, fast bowlers must rely on their abilities. Spinners have done well on this track because the ball turns sharply.
The weather forecast for Mumbai on December 9 is clear skies with hot and humid conditions. As in previous games, we anticipate the pitch to play well and be conducive to batting. The bowlers will have some help, and the team batting first hopes to score 160 or more runs.
India Women vs Australia Women Prediction
India Women have been in good form in recent months, but they face the world’s best team. To win this game, their bowlers must limit Australia Women to a low total. Australia Women are in good form and have a strong batting lineup. We anticipate close competition, but our money is on the Australians. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Australia Women is the favourite to beat India Women at the odds of 1.50.
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Heather Graham had played a lot of T20 games in domestic cricket and another league, but she had only played one T20 international. She is a good young batter, and her role in this series will be crucial.