The build-up to the series has been far from ideal but the Indian women’s cricket team will be keen to give a tough time to the all-conquering Australia in the five-match T20I series beginning in Navi Mumbai on Friday (December 9). With two months go for the T20 World Cup in South Africa, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side should also exactly know where they stand following the five games.
Head coach Ramesh Powar was suddenly sacked three days before the series opener and former India batter Hrishikesh Kanitkar is now in charge of the support staff as the designated batting coach. India managed to win the Asia Cup in October though they were guilty of experimenting a tad too much which cost them a league game against Pakistan.
_ _ “The series is very important for us.”#TeamIndia captain @ImHarmanpreet shares her thoughts on the upcoming #INDvAUS T20I series. pic.twitter.com/5c2MoPlCfZ
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) December 8, 2022
In the recent past, India have managed to compete against the mighty Australia but failed to get over the line. One such case was their last meeting in the Commonwealth Games final in August when India threw it away after a blinder from Harmanpreet in the run chase. The batting has a settled look with star batter Smriti Mandhana expected to score the bulk of the runs. Her opening partner Shafali Verma, who will lead in the U-19 World Cup next month, will be put under pressure by the Australian pacers considering her weakness against the short ball.
Jemimah Rodrigues has shown good form ever since returning to the national side while skipper Harmanpreet too has regained consistency. Harleen Deol and Yastika Bhatia have made a comeback after their prolific run in the Challenger Trophy.
Here’s everything you need to know about India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match:
When will the India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match start?
The India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I will be played on December 9, Friday.
Where will the India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I be played?
The India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match will be hosted in DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
What time will the India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match begin?
The India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match will begin at 7:00 pm IST. The toss is scheduled to take place at 6.30pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match?
The India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match will be televised on Star Sports Network channels in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match?
The India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match is available to be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
India Women vs Australia Women 1st T20I match Predicted 11
India Women: Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, S Meghana, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav
Australia Women: Beth Mooney, Elysse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Tanya McGrath, Kim Garth, Alana King, N Carey, Alyssa Healy (C), A Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt