India and Australia will face off in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games 2022, which begins on Friday (July 29). For the first time in 24 years, cricket makes an appearance in the CWG. This time, Women’s cricket will be played as the prestigious multi-sport event.
The two best teams will be vying to start the championship tournament on a winning note in the opening match, which promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams are riding a wave of momentum after Meg Lanning’s squad defeated Ireland and Pakistan in a T20 tri-series, while India defeated Sri Lanka in their previous T20 series.
Match: India Women vs Australia Women, T20 Match 1 of 16
Date: 29th July 2022
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Pitch Condition: The pitch is balanced. The pitch and the conditions at Edgbaston are expected to offer enough help for the batters and bowlers throughout the entire match.
India Women vs Australia Women – The Squad
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shabbhineni Meghana, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh, Taniya Bhatia, Yastika Bhatika, Meghna Sigh, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Simran Bahadur.
Australia: Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Alana King, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington.
India Women vs Australia Women – Performance in the Past Matches
India under the captaincy of Harmanpreet is in a good form in the T20 format as they brushed aside Sri Lanka (2-1) in their last t20 series. Meanwhile Australia- the World Champions won the tri-series t20 tournament against Ireland and Pakistan and seems to be doomy for India.
India Women vs Australia Women – Face to Face
In the T20I format, Australian Women have a dominating record over Indian Women, winning 16 of the 23 games that they have played so far. 6 victories have been achieved by India Women. One match was postponed.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful in any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Alyssa Healy.
Batsmen: Smriti Mandhana, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning.
All-Rounders: Harmanpreet Kaur, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma.
Bowlers: Meghna Sigh, Alana King, Darcie Brown, Megan Schutt.
Captain: Tahlia McGrath.
Vice-Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur.
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