The 1st T201 India vs. Australian women match will be played on 8th October 2021 in Queensland, Australia. The host team has been the most successful in the T20 women category, as they have five championship titles under their name.
In the T20 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Australia ranks first out of the ten participating teams while India stands at the fourth position. So what will be India’s fate in this 1st T201 women’s match? Will Australia win or will India make it?
The match will be played at the Carrara Oval Stadium in Queensland, Australia on 7th October 2021. The Stadium has a capacity of 15,500.
|Match||AUSW vs. INDW, 1st T20I, India Women tour of Australia, 2021|
|Date||Thursday, October 07, 2021|
|Venue||Carrara Oval, Queensland|
The Australian squad will be led by Meg Lanning. Mithali Raj, the star player of India, will be leading the Indian squad.
The Australian Selected Squad:
Meg Lanning (c), Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Stella Campbell, Hannah Darlington, Molly Strano, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck and Georgia Wareham.
The Indian Selected Squad:
Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, 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 and Ekta Bisht.
As with most grounds in Australia, the Carrara Oval ground also supports bowlers, both pacers and spinners. The spinners can especially benefit when they get to bowl in the first half of the day, as the pitch has a layer of grass. Batters will have to find their rhythm for a bit before they can hit the ball as desired. The dew factor can’t be ignored when it is a Day/Night match. The highest score on this ground has been 174 runs in the last season. The match on this ground will start in the afternoon and will continue till evening, so the due factor might not be something to worry about.
Interestingly, the team that bowled first has lost in all the three matches that were played on this ground last season. So winning the toss, and deciding as per the need of the hour can impact the game! The lowest temperature is expected to be 16-degree Celsius and the highest is expected to be 28-degree Celsius. The wind gusts will be at 26/km hr. The climate will be mostly cloudy; however, rain is not expected. Looking at the past matches that have been played, it is likely that the teams will focus on the bowlers to get important wickets as early as possible.
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