India Women VS New Zealand Women will take place on 10th March, 6:30 AM IST at Seddon Park, Hamilton. Both the teams will look to lengthen their winning streak at the tournament on Thursday.
India has defeated their arch-rivals, Pakistan, by a massive margin of 107 runs and will undoubtedly want to rise back to the top of the table by defeating New Zealand. On the other hand, Kiwis are back to their winning ways after thwarting Bangladesh by nine wickets.
New Zealand might have the psychological advantage going into the game due to the recently concluded series against India. Kiwis comfortably conquered the Indian Women’s team by winning 4 out of 5 matches in the ODI series held just before the tournament in New Zealand.
Probable Playing XI:
India- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
New Zealand- Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (wk), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe
Players to Watch Out for:
Pooja Vastrakar, the player of the match for the India vs Pakistan encounter, is in great touch and will certainly shrug off the little injury scare to contribute significantly against the New Zealand Women’s team.
Suzie Bates, the opening batter for New Zealand, is in red hot form. She smashed 79 of 68 balls, including 8 four against Bangladesh in the previous kiwis outing. Bates will look to replicate her excellent batting manoeuvres against the Indian Women’s cricket team.
The India Women’s team is at 3rd position in the points table with a healthy run rate of +2.140 due to the massive win against Pakistan. While New Zealand currently stands at 5th position in the points table with one victory and one defeat each in its two matches at the tournament till now.
Where to Stream:
India Women vs New Zealand will stream live online on Hotstar, and Star Network will broadcast the match live on its channels across India.