new Delhi: At present, the fourth match of the T20 series is being played between the women’s teams of India and Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The Indian team, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. There has been a change in the Indian team. Harleen Deol has been given a place in the playing XI. With his entry, Rajeshwari Gaikwad has to sit out of the playing XI.
The Indian women’s team is currently 1-2 behind in the T20I series. If Team India has to survive in this five-match series, then they will have to win this match at any cost. Otherwise, Australia’s women’s team will take an unassailable lead in the series. The Kangaroo team started the T20 series with a win in the first match. After this, Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. made a tremendous comeback to level the series at 1-1. In the last match, in front of the target of 173 runs, Team India had to face a close defeat by 21 runs.
Shefali Verma, who scored a half-century in the last match, said a day before this match that she enjoys playing against Australia. By playing a match against Australia’s women’s team, it seems as if a match is going on against a men’s team.
Playing XI of India women’s team: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemima Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Devika Vaidya, Richa Ghosh (wicketkeeper), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Anjali Sarwani, Renuka Thakur Singh.
Playing XI of Australia Women’s Team: Alyssa Healy (c/wk), Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Ashley Gardner, Grace Harris, Annabel Sutherland, Heather Graham, Alanna King, Megan Schutt, D’Arcy Brown.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 17, 2022, 19:15 IST