New Zealand Women vs India Women, free match prediction 06 Feb 2019

06 Feb 2019 | 08:30 | Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
159/4 in 20.0 7.95 winner
136/10 in 19.1 7.10

New Zealand Women beat India Women by 23 runs

Upbeat Indian team take on the Host New Zealand in the T20Is

  • Indian team lost in semi-finals to England after their impressive wins in the group stages in the World T20 2018. 
  • New Zealand team crashed out in group stages after their defeat against India and Australia. 
  • India Women beat New-Zealand by 34 runs last time they met at World T20 match. 

Our prediction is India Women will win the match!

  • Tournament: India Women tour of New Zealand 2019
  • Format: T20 International
  • Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Match Preview

Indian Women's team won the ODIs comfortably 2-1 against the Kiwis Women's team. And now the battle shifts to the T20Is and New Zealand would look to avenge for their ODI series defeat. They came back strongly in third ODI after losing first two matches.

Skipper Amy Satherthwaite has been their stand out performer with the bat scoring 168 runs. Suzie Bates provided the much needed support by scoring an unbeaten fifty in the last ODI`s chase. Lea Tuhuhu and Amelia Kerr were good with the ball and were amongst the wickets in the recently concluded series.  Laeigh Kasperek and Sophie Devine are the other players to watch out for in New Zealand team.

Indian team will be high on confidence after their ODI series win. And this will be their first match after their semi-final loss in World T20s which resulted in Mithali - Powar fiasco. Harmanpreet Kaur takes over the captaincy responsibilities. Smriti Mandana has been in scintillating form which elevated her to the No.1 rankings in ODIs.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma were good with the bat providing some vital runs in middle order. Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bisht were good in the ODIs and topped the bowling charts. Indian team will look to start the T20 series with a win to put more pressure on the New Zealand. 

Teams Preview

New Zealand Women Preview

Key Players:

Amelia Kerr – Amelia Kerr is an exciting young talent who has capability with both bat and ball. She has the ability to score big runs once she gets going.  

Leigh Kasperek – Kasperek had a silent ODI series but she is an excellent bowler ho takes wickets at the top and bowls beautifully at the death overs in T20s. 

Stats from the recent ODI series:

Amy Satterthwaite – 166 runs at strike rate 82 (HS – 71, 50s-2) 

Lea Tuhuhu - 4 wickets at an economy of 3.8 RPO (BB- 1/26) 

New Zealand Women Predicted Playing XI:

Amy Satterthwaite(c), Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (Wk), Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin, Rosemary Mair New Zealand team has a lot of changes to their team than the ODI team which played recently.

New Zealand Women Actual Playing XI:

Amy Satterthwaite, Hannah Rowe, Leigh Kasperek, Katey Martin, Frances Mackay, Lea Tahuhu, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Caitlin Ann Gurrey, Rosemary Mair

India Women Preview

Key Players:

Mithali Raj – Mithali Raj is expected to come back into the playing XI. She needs to score runs at a healthy rate to make her bat talk after the ugly turn of things that happened.

Ekta Bisht – She had an excellent ODI series picking up 5 wickets at an economy rate of just 3.4 RPO. She will look to carry forward her form to the T20s also.  

Stats from the recent ODI series:

Smriti Mandana – 196 runs at strike rate 101 (HS – 105, 100s-1, 50s-1)

Poonam Yadav – 6 wickets at an economy of 4.4 RPO (BB – 3/42)

India Women Predicted Playing XI:

Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(Wk), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Dayalan Hemalatha, Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey Radha Yadav will replace Jhulan Goswami who retired from the T20s. Mithali Raj will come back into the T20 playing XI too.

India Women Actual Playing XI:

Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Priya Punia, Anuja Patil, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Harmanpreet Kaur, Arundhati Reddy

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Wellington pitch is known to aid bowlers with the new ball and run scoring is not so easy here. Average score in this pitch is around 120-140 runs. The pitch might ease out as the match progresses. 

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

All the ODI matches have been won by the team batting second comfortably. Both teams are comfortable chasing the total and Wellington`s recent records too suggest chasing a safer option. 

Winning Prediction

Indian team has been playing some excellent brand of cricket and is tough team to beat in any conditions. New Zealand team looks not so formidable as India and we expect Indian women to end as winners in this match.

Our prediction is India Women will win the match!

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar