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New Zealand Women vs India Women, India Women tour of New Zealand 2019, Today Match Prediction 01 Feb 2019

Seddon Park, Hamilton

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Toss Winner - New Zealand Women won the toss and chose to bowl first

New Zealand Women beat India Women by 8 wickets

India Women will defeat New Zealand Women

  • With the win in the second ODI, India Women have gained an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand Women.
  • New Zealand Women have now lost 5 consecutive matches against India Women and all of them were missive wins by 8 or more wickets or by more than 150 runs.
  • India Women have gone past New Zealand based on NRR in the ICC Women's Championship Table to acquire the second spot.

Our prediction is that India Women will defeat New Zealand Women in the last ODI to clinch the series 3-0.

Tournament: India Women tour of New Zealand 2019 | Format: ODI | Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton | Toss: To Bowl

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Indian Women team was aware of the importance of this series in terms of getting into, and eventually staying in, the top four teams in the ICC Women’s Championship Trophy to qualify directly for the Women’s World Cup in 2021.

They made a huge dent to that aspiration when they won 2 consecutive matches in the ongoing 3-match series against New Zealand to seal the series and be the 2nd ranked team in the ICC Women's Championship.

For New Zealand, it’s not the losses but the margins of them must be a matter of worry. They have failed to put a fight against India highlighted by the fact that India won by a huge-margins of 9 and 8 wickets in the first two ODIs of the series.

Being the host of the next World Cup New Zealand gets to be the automatic qualifier but a win here, or a fight even, would go a long for their confidence which is at the rock bottom right now.   

New Zealand Women Preview

New Zealand Women are going nowhere with the kind of performances they are putting against India. The fact that these losses are coming at home must put a bigger question mark on the team’s performance. 

After being asked to bat first New Zealand quickly slumped to 4 for 38 in 14 overs. If it wasn't for captain Satterthwaite composed 71 New Zealand would not have got even close to where they eventually did. The collapse around captain’s innings meant the hosts could only set a modest target of 162.

New Zealand must have hoped to take the game deep when they had India 15 for 2 in the 5th over. But Smriti Madhana and Mithali Raj showed the batting muscle to score the rest of the runs with ease.

Satterthwaite showed, like Mithali and Smriti in the second half, that application would bring runs. It was disappointing for New Zealand that no other batter could support the captain to set a challenging target. With the series already gone New Zealand would hope for a better performance from the batting unit.

New Zealand Women Predicted Playing XI:

Amy Satterthwaite (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Sophie Devine, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Lauren Down, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.

New Zealand Women Actual Playing XI:

Amy Satterthwaite, Anna Peterson, Leigh Kasperek, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lauren Down, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Holly Huddleston, Sophie Devine, Lea Tahuhu

India Women Preview

India Women have won the ongoing 3-match ODI series against New Zealand counterpart. The 9 and 8 wickets defeats have ensured that India go to Seddon Park with series already in the pocket.

Winning the toss fielding first Jhulan Goswami drew the first blood by getting Suzie Bates caught behind for naught. That set tone for New Zealand team who kept losing wickets around their captain to finally get bowled out for 161 in 45th over.

Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj made a mockery of the modest chase that India completed in 36th over with 15 overs to spare. Mandhana missed out on the 2nd consecutive century and was on 90 not out when India closed the chase.

Jhulan Goswami was the peak of the bowlers with 3 wickets to her name supported ably by Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma who took 2 wickets each.

India currently at the second spot in ICC's Women Championship rankings would like to add another win to get closer to toppers Australia.

India Women Predicted Playing XI:

Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Ekta Bisht, Taniya Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Dayalan Hemalatha, Poonam Yadav.

India Women Actual Playing XI:

Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur

Weather Conditions

Seddon Park provides early assistance to the bowlers who can use it to create early inroads. The conditions ease out as the match progresses and become better for the batting. Traditionally, chasing teams have won more at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

Thus, the team winning the Toss should opt to bowl first here and use the early assistance to trouble the opposition top order. 

Indian victories have been so comprehensive on this tour that Indian batter at number 5 is yet to come out to bat so far. Mandhana's sublime form meant India never had the run-rate pressure. Modest targets set by New Zealand helped as well. India is all over New Zealand at this moment and though another win at Seddon Park does not have any bearing on this series India must be eyeing world cup qualification.

Thus, our prediction is that India Women will make a major dent in automatic World Cup qualification by winning the third and final ODI of the series against New Zealand Women.

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Author: Manish Khorgade