India Women will go one-on-one against the table-toppers Australia Women in Match 18th at Eden Park, Auckland in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
Australia is riding high on confidence after thrashing West Indies Women in their previous outing by 7 wickets. Australian Women dominate the points table with four wins in fours matches and a robust net run rate of +1.744.
On the other hand, the campaign of Women in Blues has been rickety so far in the tournament. India decimated Pakistan in their opening match of the tournament, then got defeated by New Zealand to rise back up and trounce the Caribbean Women. And lastly, India was beaten by England in their fourth outing at the tournament.
India Women will be determined to regain momentum by defeating the giants of the World Cup. Currently, India Women are at 4th position in the points table with a net run-rate of +0.632.
INDW: Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj (c), Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
AUSW: Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt
Players to Watch Out For:
Smriti Mandhana will be the key player for India Women against Australia Women. The southpaw is in great touch and had been the highest scorer for India in their two latest matches. Smriti smashed a hundred against the Windies and will look to replicate the same against Australia Women.
Rachael Haynes, the experienced opening batter for Australia Women, dominated against the Windies with an unbeaten knock of 83* off 95. Haynes will want to continue from where she left off, and with her skills and mastery, she can be the thorn in India’s path.
Where to Stream:
The match will be broadcasted live by Star Network on its channels across India, and Hotstar will stream the game live online on its streaming platform from 6:30 AM IST.