Thursday, March 30, 2023

India vs Australia Girls’s T20 collection | Concentrate on lesser lights too in run-up to T20 World Cup

Skippers Healy and Harmanpreet (proper) with the trophy forward of the T20I collection.
| Photograph Credit score: PTI

Australia guidelines ladies’s cricket. It holds each World Cups. India has given the Aussies some robust battle within the shortest format of late. The 2 sides come head to head but once more, because the T20I collection opens on the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Friday.

With the T20 World Cup in South Africa simply a few months away, the importance of the five-match collection — the final three video games will probably be performed at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium — can’t be overstated. Each groups could be eager to check out combos and see how the much less skilled gamers fare.

By naming leg-spinning all-rounder Devika Vaidya — her final ODI was in 2018 and the one T20I in 2014 — and the uncapped left-arm seamer Anjali Sarvani within the squad, the selectors have indicated that they’re completely different choices. Each the gamers earned their locations with their tremendous present on the Senior Girls’s T20 Challenger at Raipur late final month.

The limelight would after all be extra on the likes of India’s fundamental batters like Smriti Mandhana, captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Shafali Verma. As for bowling, seamer Renuka Singh, the No. 3 within the ICC rating for T20I, and spinner Deepti Sharma have been in good nick.

Within the absence of Meg Lanning, and the recently-retired Rachael Haynes, Australia’s batting might look a bit completely different, however it’s nonetheless formidable, boasting the likes of Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy, who’s making her captaincy debut. The guests have a tremendous tempo battery that features Megan Schutt, Nicola Carey and Darcy Brown.

Match begins at 7 p.m.

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