Date: 30th September 2021
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Queensland
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After the thrilling ODI series ended in the favour of the Australia Women’s team 2-1, India Women would be looking to bounce back in the one-off Pink Ball Test Match starting from September 30 in Queensland. After India W were able to break the streak of 26 ODI wins, the momentum in the dugout will be high to pull off a staggering victory in the longer format. Having said that, the Australia W team would be playing their first test match in two years.
The home team heads into the one-off pink-ball Test match with the injury ghost mocking them. As a result, their marquee all-rounders (Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath and Sophie Molineux) will hold the key in showcasing their display in the 5-day thriller. On the other hand, the India W team have managed to display stellar performances on both their previous tours (England and Australia). However as the away team is yet to beat the Aus W team in the longer format, the home squad are the favourites heading into this contest.
In 9 Test matches so far, the India W team has never beaten Australia. But after ending their 26-match winning streak in the ODIs, their morale could be higher than ever to overturn all odds. With the rain also coming into the scenario, both teams will be relying on their spinners majorly in order to use the spin and turn from the pace.
Probable Playing XI
India W: Richa Ghosh (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Australia W: Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Darcie Brown, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Wicket-Keepers: Alyssa Healy, Richa Ghosh
Batsmen: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Shafali Verma
All-Rounders: Ellyse Perry, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath
Bowlers: Jhulan Goswami, Sophie Molineux, Darcie Brown, Poonam Yadav
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