Date: 7th October, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM IST
Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland
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India Women are set to face Australia Women in the 1st T20I of the 3-match series at Carrara Oval, Queensland on October 7, 2021. The Indian side will aim to redeem themselves having lost the ODI series 2-1 to the hosts. However, the Women in Blue dominated in the one-off Test which ended in draw. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will now hope to return home with a series win by making the most of the upcoming T20I series.
The Australian side have been in a great form off late and given their home advantage they’d look forward to make the most of the T20I series. Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning are their top batters, and have been in great form over the past few matches. Additionally, wicketkeeper batter Alyssa Healy is a must-have in one’s fantasy team and an excellent captain choice. Besides this, Sophie Molineux has been phenomenal in the ODI series and can contribute from the bowling end.
The Indian side will look for some revival, having lost the ODI series against Australia. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are the top batting picks from the side with the former being a bankable captain choice. Additionally, Deepti Sharma could be the X-factor for the Indian side with her all-round performance. Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Poonam Yadav’s contribution from the bowling end can also fetch good fantasy points.
Probable Playing XI
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia/Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (w), Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh/Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Australia: Alyssa Healy (w), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington/Annabel Sutherland, Darcie Brown, Tayla Vlaeminck
Wicketkeepers: Alyssa Healy, Richa Ghosh
Batter: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Harmanpreet Kaur
All-rounders: Deepti Sharma, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey
Bowlers: Pooja Vastrakar, Sophia Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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