The 5th match of the Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020 will be played between Australia Women and India Women at Junction Oval in Melbourne.
India Women lost to England Women in the previous game by four wickets. Their next game against the hosts Australia is a must-win encounter for them to stay alive in the tri-series. The Women in Blue were guilty of losing the momentum with the bat in the middle overs after Smriti Mandhana got the team off to a good start. Their middle-order is also not performing well even as Harmanpreet Kaur’s form being a huge concern.
Australia Women, on the other hand, are yet to play their best cricket in this series so far. While they lost to England in the super over, it was Ellyse Perry’s all-round performance which led them to victory over India in their previous outing. With an injury cloud over Meg Lanning, the other batters apart from Perry should also look to score runs while the bowlers are doing their job well.
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (capt), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Erin Burns, Tayla Vlaeminck
India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Arundhati Reddy, Harleen Deol, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Yadav.
When: February 8, 6:40 AM IST, 12:10 PM Local
Where: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Broadcast: The match will be broadcasted LIVE and Exclusive on SONY Six and SONY Six HD. The feed will also be broadcasted on SonyLIV.