Rivalry between two cricket powerhouse - India Women and Australia Women is one of the newest but a great one. Both the teams are the top cricket teams in women’s cricket and enjoy giving greater competition to one another. India Women are set to take on Australia Women Down Under in a multi-format series, which includes 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and a one-off Day-Night Test match.
What is the venue for the series?
The series between India Women and Australia Women was to be played in New South Wales and Victoria earlier but due to COVID-19 induced lockdown, the mega series will now be played entirely in Queensland. Venue for the ODI series is the Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay, while the one-off Test and the T20Is will be played at Metricon Stadium in the Gold Coast.
The fixtures of the series:
The series will begin with 3 ODIs from September 21, followed by the Test match, starting September 30 and the T20Is from October 7. Here is the list of the complete fixtures.
3-match ODI series:
1st ODI - September 21 at Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
2nd ODI - September 24 at Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
3rd ODI - September 26 at Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
Day-Night Test Match - September 30 - October 4 at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
3-match T20I series:
1st T20I - October 7 at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
2nd T20I - October 9 at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
3rd T20I - October 10 at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Which trophy are India and Australia playing for?
As the two teams have never played in a points-based system against one other, the new trophy doesn’t have a name yet.
How will the series winner be decided?
There is a point-based system in the series. A team which wins a limited-over match will be given 2 points for each match win, while the one-off Test offers 4 points. A drawn Test will see the two teams share the points.
Where to watch the series?
One can watch the entire series on Sony Six and its’ HD channels. Those who don’t have access to them can stream the series Live on the on-demand platform- SonyLIV.
Where can you catch the Live updates of the matches?
SportsTiger is a one-stop destination to get live score updates for the series between Australia Women & India Women. The fans can download the SportsTiger application, which is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The starting line-ups will also be available on the app as soon as they are announced.
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
Test & ODI squad - Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Ekta Bisht
T20 squad - Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh