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India Women will be facing Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, December 14. The five-match series is currently tied at 1-1 and both teams would be hoping to play an aggressive brand of cricket to strengthen their lead.
The Indian eves staged a remarkable comeback to level the series in the last game. Chasing a stiff target of 188, sensational opener Smriti Mandhana kept the hosts in the hunt with a brilliant knock of 79 runs from 49 deliveries, which eventually ensured that the scores were level. Mandhana then helped India in getting to 20/1 in the Super Over after which pacer Renuka Singh Thakur took up the responsibility with the ball in hand and helped the hosts come out on top by four runs.
Meanwhile, the Australian team would be eager to make a strong statement after they were handed their first WT20I defeat in 2022. The Aussies, who won the Women’s ODI World Cup and then went on to bag gold at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, know how to handle pressure when challenged and one can expect them to come out all guns blazing in this contest.
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: December 14, 7:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & Disney + Hotstar
Usually, the wicket at the Brabourne Stadium is known to assist the batters. However, the spinners are expected to make an impact as the contest progresses. Moreover, there will be a lot of dew on this surface and therefore, the captain winning the toss will bowl first.
Predicted Playing XIs for IND-W vs AUS-W
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Devika Vaidya, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Anjali Sarvani, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
Probable Best Performers from IND-W vs AUS-W
Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy(wk/c), Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Phoebe Litchfield, Annabel Sutherland, Heather Graham, Alana King, Kim Garth, Megan Schutt
Probable best batter: Smriti Mandhana
It is a no-brainer that the onus will once again be on Smriti Mandhana who scored a match-winning 79 runs off 49 deliveries in the previous fixture and also played a key role in the Super Over to ensure that her team posted a winning total on the board. The southpaw can be expected to make an impactful contribution at the Brabourne Stadium.
Probable best bowler: Heather Graham
Heather Graham gave a tough time to the Indian batters in the first game. She registered a spectacular three-wicket haul accounting for the likes of Jemimah Rodrigues, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma to finish with figures of 3/22 from her four overs at an economy of 5.5.
Today’s Match Prediction: Australia Women to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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