Test for Aussie bowlers against India’s confident batting line-up
Australia Women to win this game
It was a shame to see rain play spoilsport in the 1st T20 game between the two sides. India Women were in a comfortable situation at 131 for 4 when the skies opened up ultimately leading to the game being called off. India Women have done well on this tour after losing the 1st ODI and they would look to continue the same here.
Australia Women have done well in this format of the game over the last two years and have lost only twice in the last ten games the side has played. India Women did give them a scare in the last game with the bat. With the two sides matching up well we expect to see a tight contest and expect to see better weather in this game.
Meg Lanning would consider the last game as a narrow escape. She would be upset with the way her side bowled after she had invited the Indians to bat in the game. Going into the next game Lanning would like to see a more aggressive show from her bowlers and aim at continuing with their good record in this format in recent years.
The side would hope to see a solid start from Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney as both have displayed good form in recent games. They have good strength in the middle order with the likes of Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, and Nicola Carey in the side. Big-hitting knocks would also be expected from the bat of Ellyse Perry and Tahlia McGrath towards the end of the innings.
The side would look for a quality start with the ball from Sophie Molineux and Tayla Vlaeminck who were expensive in the last game. Perry would need to bring her experience to play and bowl tight spells along with Nicola Carey and Gardener. The presence of Hannah Darlington and Georgia Wareham adds depth to this attack.
Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington, Tayla Vlaeminck
Meg Lanning, Georgia Wareham, Beth Mooney, Sophie Molineux, Hannah Darlington, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Tayla Vlaeminck, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Nicola Carey
Harmanpreet Kaur would like to count on the positives from the last game. It was a good show by her batters as they had put the side in a commanding position during the game. Kaur would like her players to continue in the same form and spirit and take an unassailable lead with only two games remaining in the series.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma got their starts in the last game, and they would be aiming to convert these into big scores. Jemimah Rodrigues played a stellar knock, and the side would expect her to build partnerships with Kaur and Yastika Bhatia in the game. The likes of Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar, and Shikha Pandey would look to make good use of the long handle down the order.
The side would be looking at a tight spell of bowling from Pandey and Rajeshwari Gayakwad with the new ball as the Aussies have a very strong batting line-up. Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh will have to bowl tight spells in the middle overs. Kaur along with Vastrakar adds to the bowling options for the side.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh
Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Renuka Singh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||27||0 mm.||5.46 k/h||From: NE||1%|
|03h||31||0 mm.||4.63 k/h||From: NE||1%|
|06h||32||0 mm.||4.89 k/h||From: ENE||7%|
|09h||27||0 mm.||7.44 k/h||From: NE||16%|
|12h||19||0 mm.||5.31 k/h||From: NE||18%|
|15h||18||0 mm.||3.9 k/h||From: NE||4%|
|18h||17||0 mm.||4.29 k/h||From: NE||4%|
|21h||18||0 mm.||5.71 k/h||From: NE||47%|
Queensland would see a bright and sunny day on October 09, and we expect to see a high-scoring game. The track played well in the last game with the ball hitting the bat hard allowing batters to play their strokes. The side batting first in this game would be aiming at a total of 160 runs or more.
Carrara Oval, Queensland has something for the fast bowlers early on during the game, but the surface is a good one to bat on as it allows the batters to play their strokes. We have seen big scores being made at this venue. Spinners generally struggle here as there isn’t much on the surface for them.
This wicket is known for offering some assistance to the bowlers early on in the game. Conditions ease as the game progresses and we have seen big run chases here in the past. Both the captains would keep this in mind at the toss and they are likely to opt for bowling first on winning the toss.
India Women have played with a lot of determination on this tour and their batting has looked good. It is however the Indian bowling attack that is worrying the side. They will have to do well on this front to win this game. Australia Women despite their poor efforts with the ball in the last game have a good bunch of players who know these conditions well and this would make them favorites to win the game.
Australia Women to win this game