The Women’s T20 Tri-series in India starts tomorrow. India, Australia, and England will play 9 T20Is from March 22-31. The first match will be played between India Women and Australia Women tomorrow (March 22) at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The game will start at 10:00 AM Local. In the two practice matches played against England, India failed to secure a win.
Australia Women whitewashed India in 3 matches ODI series that has recently concluded.
After a terrific whitewash in ODI series against Australia, India has recalled veteran Jhulan Goswami into the squad who missed the T20Is in South Africa due to a heel injury. Jhulan has now recovered and joined the squad. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the team while Smriti Mandhana is the vice-captain. A 15-member squad has been named including 17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues and Rumeli Dhar. Both have retained their spots in the squad.
Australia has already named its squad to face off the host in T20Is. Meg Lanning will lead the team. Moreover, it will be a tough decision for Australia’s selector to slot Lanning in the playing 11. One out of these Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Rachael Haynes and Ellyse Perry will have to miss out or they can also cut off one of their bowlers and go on with an extra batter.
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry/Elyse Villani, Megan Schutt, Amanda Wellington
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey/Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Rumeli Dhar
Skipper Meg Lanning, Nicole Bolton, Beth Mooney, and Jess Jonassen helped Australia whitewash India in ODI series. Amanda Wellington and Ellyse Perry are also expected to make a difference tomorrow.
All the eyes will be on Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Mithali Raj, Poonam Yadav and Jhulan Goswami.
In the recently concluded ODI series, India looked like an underdog in front of the Australia Women. The visitors easily whitewashed India by 3-0 and would now be looking to carry their momentum in the T20Is too. India, on the other hand, will have to draw confidence from their South Africa tour if they wish to give a tough competition to Australia. Also, the visitors have not won a bilateral T20I series since August 2015. So, let’s see if the change of format can bring change in India’s fortune. Australia women will be the favorite.
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