IN-W vs AU-W Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Befitting way to usher in Women’s Day with two stalwarts of the game fighting it out in the showpiece summit clash
These two sides threw open the doors of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and they’ll be taking to the middle once again to bring the curtains down on the marquee competition. When India and Australia clash heads for the second time in the tournamnet, this time it’s going to be to be crowned champions of the world, a prize either side will want to get its hands around.
Paired in the same Group A at the start of the tournamnet, India ended up topping the group after stunning the home side in the tournamnet opener. The win was a momentous result for the Indian side, one which buoyed them to go unbeaten in the group before eventually cantering their way into today’s fixture after their semi-final against England was abandoned due to rain.
Australia on the other hand recovered well after that shocker of a defeat to win all their ensuing fixtures including their semi-final to South Africa. The shortened affair saw them defend 97 in 13 overs with the South Africans falling short by 5 runs to see the home side be offered a chance to salvage their previous defeat to the Indians.
India will once again perturb Australia with their artillery of rank turners but we see Australia having a reply to them this time around. This encounter will go down all the way to the culminating stages with us envisaging the home side registering a win by the barest of margins to lift the coveted trophy.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A track to keep everyone interested, we are going to be in for a level battle between bat and ball on the day. This is a surface to come out and bat first on with the pitch taking no time to open up and fall apart as the match runs down its course to allow the spinners to come into fruition.
Probable Playing 11
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachel Haynes, Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match: India Vs Australia Women Final
Date And Time: 8th March, Sunday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Telecast: Star Sports 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
- Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
IN-W vs AU-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
The 161 runs for Alyssa early in this edition of the world cup see us move in for her today. Runs inside the powerplay overs could be a deciding factor in this encounter and given Healy’s ability to clean the bowlers inside the field restrictions, she becomes a must have pick for us.
IN-W vs AU-W Dream11 Batswomen
We are going to be opting for Australia’s entire top-order for today’s fixture with us beginning with Meg Lanning from the side. The player scored a match winning 49 off 49 balls the last time around, a knock which saw her come up with crucial runs for her side under testing conditions.
Opener Beth Mooney came up with yet another pivotal knock of 28 runs to rake up two 34 run stands and hold fort under tricky batting conditions. Elsewhere from India, the talk of the tournamnet, Shafali Verma was always going to be a must have with the opener torching her way to the pinnacles of the world stage.
She’s cantered her way to a colossal 161 runs till now fearing no one with her explosive brand of batting seeing her hold the highest strike rate as things stand. She scored 47 in just 34 balls the last time around to make her an instant selection along with Jemimah Rodrigues who remained unbeaten on 15 to take India past the finishing line against Sri Lanka.
IN-W vs AU-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Unbeaten on 15 and sending down a spell of 1-16 as she spearheaded India’s formidable effort with the ball against Sri Lanka, Deepti Sharma becomes the first name to find a place in our Dream 11 side. Elsewhere, the one name comes in from Australia as well with Jess Jonassen representing us courtesy of her ominous brand of wicket to wicket spin.
IN-W vs AU-W Dream11 Bowling Order
The last time these two sides met, one name who stood tall amongst the rest of her counterparts was India’s Poonam Yadav. The guile filled legspinner used all her trickery and magic to engulf Australia in a predicament, one they were never able to claw out of as Poonam struck to pick up four wickets in that tie.
Shikha Pandey comes in as well from the side with the pacer taking the onus on herself of making breakthroughs in the early periods. From Australia meanwhile we have Megan Schutt come in after she snagged the two wickets against South Africa with Nicola Carey partnering her up.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Australia Bat First: Their consistency this competion sees us make Mooney our captain while Verma is the vice-captain.
India Bat First: We’ll go for Yadav as our side’s captain while Sharma is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Healy, Jemimah, Verma, Mooney, Lanning, Sharma, Jess, Pandey, Yadav, Carey, Schutt
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.