Man of the Match: Tahlia McGrath
India Women’s challenge to level T20 series
Australia Women to win this game
Australia Women have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead winning the 2nd game in the 3-match series by 4 wickets after the first game was washed away by rains. It was an all-round show from the hosts as they restricted Indians to a small total after inviting them to bat and chased down the score comfortably in the end after initial hiccups.
Australia Women have dominated in this format of the game for the last few years and come here with eight wins in their last ten games. The side has a powerful batting line-up and good knowledge of the conditions, and this would offer them an edge in the game. Indians would have a tough battle and it would be interesting to see if the side can stand up to the challenge in this game.
Meg Lanning would be happy to have taken an unassailable lead after a tremendous performance in the last game where they won by 4 wickets. Their bowlers made a strong comeback after a poor show in the first game. The side would be hoping to continue with the same momentum and win the series 2-0.
Beth Mooney batted well in the last game and shall look to provide a good start in company of Alyssa Healy. In the middle order the side would like to see good show from the likes of Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, and Ellyse Perry. The likes of Tahila McGrath and Nicola Carey would look to do the big hitting towards the end.
Sophie Molineu was brilliant with the new ball and shall look to grab early wickets in the game in company of Tayla Vlaeminck. Perry made good use of her experience and a similar performance would be expected from her in this game. The likes of Georgia Wareham, Carey and Hannah Darlington add to the bowling options for the side.
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, Beth Mooney, Sophie Molineux, Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Tayla Vlaeminck, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Nicola Carey
Harmanpreet Kaur would want her girls to deliver the goods in this series saving game. They batted poorly in the last game and the skipper would like her players to take inspiration from the good show they had put up in the first game of the series. It would be a tough battle for the side and test their character.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma have failed to deliver in the last two innings and the side would expect a good start from them in this game. Jemimah Rodrigues has been in good form, and she would look to set up partnerships with Kaur and Yastika Bhatia. Down the order, Richa Ghosh, Deepti Sharma and Pooja Vastrakar will look to do well in this game.
The side would need tight spells with the new ball from Shikha Pandey and Renuka Singh as their opponents have a very strong batting line-up. Rajeshwari Gayakwad would take confidence after her good show in the last game. The side would also like to see a good show from the likes of Kaur, Deepti Sharma, and Vastrakar
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, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||27||0 mm.||6.07 k/h||From: NE||34%|
|03h||31||0 mm.||3.72 k/h||From: ENE||5%|
|06h||31||0 mm.||4.36 k/h||From: E||10%|
|09h||28||0 mm.||5.1 k/h||From: ENE||18%|
|12h||20||0 mm.||4.08 k/h||From: NNE||60%|
|15h||18||0 mm.||2.86 k/h||From: NNE||3%|
|18h||17||0 mm.||3.54 k/h||From: N||14%|
|21h||19||0 mm.||3.1 k/h||From: N||74%|
Queensland would see a bright and sunny day on October 10, and the batting conditions are expected to be good. There is some assistance for the bowlers early on in this surface, but batters do well once settled. The side batting first would need 140 runs on the board to feel confident.
Carrara Oval, Queensland offers early assistance to the fast bowlers, but batters have also done well once they get their eyes set into this wicket. Spinners generally struggled here as there isn’t much on the surface for them and smaller dimensions of the ground adds to their challenge.
In the past, we have seen this surface offering assistance to the bowlers early on in the game and the conditions ease as the game progresses. Both the captains would have this in their mind at the toss and the one winning it should have little hesitation in opting to bowl first in the game.
India Women would be under pressure to deliver in this game after their poor show in the last game. They have fought well on this tour and would like to end it on a high by levelling the series. The side must deliver well as a unit to win this game. Australia Women have momentum on their side and good knowledge of the conditions, and this would make them favorites to win the game.
Australia Women to win this game