Australia and India will face off in the first match of the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2022. Both the teams are placed in Group A and are probable medal contenders for the event. While the Indian eves would be confident after a white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in which they dominated the host team in both the T20I as well as the ODI series, they would also be aware that a much stronger opponent in Australia will await them in the first match of their Commonwealth Games campaign.
Meanwhile, Australia are the reigning T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup champions and have dominated India in white-ball cricket, especially in the crunch games. Even their recent form has been pretty impressive. Ahead of the opening game of the Women’s cricket competition in Commonwealth Games 2022, here is a stat-based prediction of who could come out on top in this match.
1. Toss Prediction
India Women won 2 out of the 3 tosses in their last T20I series against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, Australia Women just one a single toss in their last 3 matches so far (by July 22) in the Women’s Tri Series 2022. So based on this stat, predicting India to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
Australia have a superb record against India in this format. Overall, the two teams have met in 23 matches and the Aussies have emerged victorious on 16 occasions. Only 6 matches have been won by India with one match ending without a result. So based on that stat, predicting Australia to win this match.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day for this match will be Australia simply because of the dominance they have shown in world cricket. They know how to excel in pressure situations, having done it several times before in tournaments like World Cups.
4. Powerplay Score
Australia recorded an average powerplay score of 41 in the 2 innings they have played so far in the Women’s Tri Series 2022. Meanwhile, India’s average powerplay score in the T20I series against Sri Lanka was 49. So expect both teams to score over 40 runs in the first six overs.
5. Average Score
In the only women’s T20I that has happened at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham before, England Women were restricted to 126 in the first innings. South Africa, in response, managed only 118. This match happened in 2014. If this is anything to go by, matches could be relatively low-scoring at this venue.
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