Australia-W vs India-W: The semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup are calling and the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Women in Blue will take on the defending champions Australia in Cape Town. This match will be a repetition of the T20 World Cup 2020 final at MCG where Australia managed to mark an 85-run win.
Match: Australia vs India ICC Women’s World T20 – 21 of 23
Date: 23rd February 2023
Time: 06:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands Cricket Ground
Pitch Condition: The 23rd T20 match will take place at Newlands Cricket Ground. The pitch here assists the bowlers, especially pacers. The seamers from each team have a major role in the game. also, the pitch may offer some extra bounce and zip. The spinners can also have a decent performance in the match.
Australia-W vs India-W – The Squad
Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham.
India: Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbhineni Meghana, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh, Anjali Sarvani, Yastika Bhatia, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayawakad, Renuka Singh, Shikha Pandey.
Australia-W vs India-W – Team Performance in the Past Matches
The defending champions Australia women will take on India women in the first semi-final match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Being unbeaten in the Group stage, Australia is the table topper of Group A with 8 points. India, on the other hand, lost one match in the Group Stage with the Group B toppers England out of the four matches they played.
Australia played their last match against South Africa and they marked a 6-wicket win in the match while 21 balls were remaining. Tahlia McGrath was the top scorer, having a thrilling half-century in the match (57 off 33). Ashleigh Gardner added 28 runs to the scoreboard. The bowlers were also excellent in the match, restricting the opposition to a small total of 124 runs. Georgia Wareham picked 2 wickets for the Aussies.
India also marked a victory in their last match against Ireland. But it was through the DLS method, India won the match by 5 runs. Choose to bat first, India women batted well in the match. Smriti Mandhana has got a stunning 87 runs off 56 balls. Shafali Verma was the second top scorer having 24 runs. Renuka Singh has got a wicket in the match that only lasts 8.2 overs due to rain. But the team’s dot-ball issue will surely affect them in the semi-finals. Indians struggled with the strike rotation when they played the last series against Australia, and the same persisted as India consumed 51 and 41 dot balls in the Group B games against England and Ireland respectively.
Australia-W vs India-W – Face to Face
India women and Australia women faced each other 30 times in a T20 match. Out of these 30 matches, India won 7 times whereas Australia won 22 times. The last T20 match played between these two is in December 2022, and Australia won the series.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means
Wicket-keeper: Richa Ghosh.
Batters: Tahlia McGrath, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur.
All-Rounders: Deepti Sharma, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Pooja Vastrakar.
Bowlers: Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Captain: Tahlia McGrath.
Vice-Captain: Deepti Sharma.
Wicket-keeper: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy.
Batters: Meg Lanning, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol.
All-Rounders: Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry.
Bowlers: Megan Schutt, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Captain: Beth Mooney.
Vice-Captain: Meg Lanning.