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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: AUS W vs IND W– India Women begin elusive trophy hunt with big fixture against Australia Women


ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: AUS W vs IND W– India Women begin elusive trophy hunt with big fixture against Australia Women

The India women team will be going for much required consistency when it opens its quote for an elusive ICC trophy with the T20 World Cup opener against safeguarding champions Australia here on Friday.

Disparity has actually pestered India women for a timeless example and a long time was their efficiency in the just recently held tri-series in Australia where they reached thefinal

They won and lost a game against the more accomplished England and Australia prior to losing to the magnificent hosts, who have won the T20 World Cup a record 4 times out of the 6 editions held up until now.

India’s lower-order and middle requirements to do a lot much better than what it has actually been doing to beat the similarity Australia and England in the knock-out phases, something that has actually been been acknowledged star opener Smriti Mandhana.

The team requires to ensure that the regular middle-order collapses are not duplicated in the masterpiece event.

The southpaw and 16- year-old Shafali Verma will need to get India off to a flying start more frequently than not in the competition.

Expectations are high from skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who too has actually experienced disparity and would like to remedy that, starting with the opener against Australia.

It stays to be seen if the other 16- year-old in the team, Richa Ghosh, gets to play routinely as she made her international debut just in the final of the tri-series

In the bowling department, they have actually greatly depended on spinners with few quality pacers to pick from.

Shikha Pandey, who is frequently the only pacer in the playing eleven full of spinners, has the essential job of offering early developments.

” As an opening bowler, I’m clearly thinking of the early developments which does not alter, stated Pandey, India’s 5th-highest wicket- taker in T20 s.

” In the first 6, we are attempting to take wickets and after that it has to do with including the batters prior to returning and bowling the very best you can in the death overs.

“I would say 150 is now a par score in a T20 game, so the first six overs batters actually get a lot of freedom and try to hit as many runs as possible,” she added.

The team is anticipated to reach the last 4 as it had 2 years ago however the growing women’s game in India women will get an additional fillip just if they go all the method.

When women cricketers were an ignored lot and have all the centers at their disposal,

Long gone are the days.

Head coach W V Raman believes his team is among the title favourites.

“Since (2018 World T20) then there has been a lot of improvement, in terms of fitness, agility on the field and their approach to batting,” Raman was estimated as stating in ESPNcricinfo.

They handle Australia, who might not have actually requested for a much better accumulation to the competition than winning the preceding tri-series

Nevertheless, they suffered a big blow on the eve of the competition opener as their lead pacer Tayla Vlaeminck, who had actually bothered the Indian batters in the tri-series with additional speed, was eliminated of the competition due to a foot injury. Off-spinner Molly Strano was called her replacement.

“There’s no one quite the same as Tayla so we will have to slightly tweak how we are going to go about it,” stated captain Meg Lanning.

“But generally our plans are pretty flexible anyway, so we don’t feel like it’s going to be too much of a disadvantage,” she added.


Australia Women: Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes (vice-capt), Alyssa Healy (wk), Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Meg Lanning (capt), Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

India Women: Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.

Match begins 1: 30 pm IST.

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