Australia Women vs India Women Final Prediction
- After all three teams won two matches apiece in the round-robin phase, Australia and India - who finished with the best net run rates - will go head-to-head in the final.
- Australia won a low-scoring match when these teams first met - Ellyse Perry starring with bat and ball as she took 4-13 and scored 49.
- India managed their highest successful WT20i run chase last time out, however - Ashleigh Gardner hammered 93 from 57 balls in Australia's 173/5 but Shafali Verma (49) and Smriti Mandhana (55) led the way as India won by seven wickets with two balls to spare.
Australia Women vs India Women Final T20 Match Prediction
Australia Women and India Women go head to head in the final of their Tri-Nation Series, having both pipped England to the top two on net run rate. The tournament is a warm-up for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and the final takes place on February 12. The live action starts at 13:40 local time.
Both teams beat the other once, and beat England once apiece, with two vastly contrasting matches between these two nations so far. Ellyse Perry starred with bat and ball as Australia limited India to 103/9 and went on to win the first meeting by four wickets.
Last time out, however, Australia – led by Ashleigh Gardner’s 93 from 57 balls – hit 173/5. India chased it down to reach 177/3 – their highest successful run chase – to win by seven wickets, however. Smriti Mandhana (55) and Shafali Verma (49) set the tone at the top of the order.
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Australia lost both tosses in St Kilda so far so they are due this one and may elect to field as India did last time out.
Early rain in St Kilda should have blown over by the time this match takes place in the afternoon, with conditions set to be cloudy, windy and humid.
The Junction Oval has been a slow wicket in two of the three matches so far, but the exception to the rule was the game between these two teams.
AUS Women Team News & Playing 11
AUSW Team News
Tayla Vlaeminck has cemented her place in the T20 World Cup team, but there are a few selection questions that still need to be resolved. Nicola Carey played against England last time out, but Georgia Wareham might return for this one. Sophie Molineux’s performance last time out could give her the edge over Annabel Sutherland, meanwhile.
AUSW Key Players
Ellyse Perry: Fresh from collecting the Belinda Clark Medal at the Australian Cricket Awards, Australia’s star all-rounder will hope to replicate the form she showed when Australia beat India in Canberra. On that occasion she took 4-13 and then hit 49.
Beth Mooney: Scored half-centuries in both matches against England in the round-robin phase to continue the fine form she showed at the WBBL, and she will want to take that attack to the Indian bowlers this time.
Tayla Vlaeminck: Another award-winner at the Australian Cricket Awards, she has played two matches at this tournament, taking 3-13 against India and 2-18 against England.
AUSW Team Form
Australia started with defeat in a super-over to England and then victory against India in their two games in Canberra. Australia then posted 173/5 from their 20 overs against India – Ashleigh Gardner scoring 93 from 57 balls. They lost by seven wickets with two balls to spare, however.
It left them needing to beat England last time out, and Beth Mooney hit 50 from 40 balls in a total of 132/7. Sophie Molineux (3-19) and Tayla Vlaeminck (2-18) then helped limit England to 116/7.
AUS Women Predicted Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt
India Women Team News & Playing 11
INDW Team News
Harleen Deol was brought into the team last time out, but both her and Arundhati Reddy were expensive with the ball and India could revert to the team they started the tournament with. That would mean returns for Pooja Vastrakar and Veda Krishnamurthy.
INDW Key Players
Smriti Mandhana: The Indian opener has got better as the tournament has gone on, scoring 45 and 55 in her two innings in St Kilda. Her partnership with Shafali Verma was key last time out.
Deepti Sharma: The all-rounder has continued her recent excellent form and is now three wickets short of 50 in WT20i cricket. She took 2-27 in the last match between these two nations.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad: Marked herself as India’s stand-out bowler of this tournament, returning figures of 2-19, 2-18, 3-23 and 1-34 in the four matches so far.
INDW Team Form
India started this series by beating England but lost to Australia after posting just 103/9 in their next match and then suffered defeat to England after scoring 123/6 in their first match in this second phase of fixtures.
They needed to beat Australia to keep their hopes of reaching the final alive as a result, and that looked unlikely when they were set 174 to win. Smriti Mandhana (55) and Shafali Verma (49) set the tone, however, and India stormed to a seven-wicket win with two balls to spare.
India Women Predicted Playing 11
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
AUSW vs INDW Head to Head
India had to win when these teams last met but did exactly that – claiming just their fifth win in 17 previous matches WT20i matches against Australia. Australia won the first meeting between the two in this series – Ellyse Perry leading the way with bat and ball. India chased 174 to win last time out, however – Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana’s runs at the top of the order rendered Ashleigh Gardner’s 93 from 56 balls in vain as India won by seven wickets.
AUSW vs INDW Head to Head Stats
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