India Women vs Australia Women Final Match Prediction
- India face Australia in the final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, with the hosts looking to record yet another title.
- India beat Australia in the group stage when they last met - Poonam Yadav starring with the ball as she claimed 4-19 to bowl Australia out for 115.
- That win ultimately booked India's place in this final, as their semi-final with England was washed out - India advancing as they had won their group. The rain cleared just long enough for Australia to beat South Africa by five runs on the DLS method in the second semi-final.
India Women vs Australia Women Final Match, WT20 World Cup 2020 Prediction
Group A winners India and runners-up Australia meet again in the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, in what should be a spectacular final in front of a bumper Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd. The match takes place on Match 8 and the live action gets under way at 18:00 local time.
India beat Australia in the first game of this tournament, with Poonam Yadav taking 4-19 - a result which ultimately got them through to this final as it ensured they topped their group and therefore advanced by default when their semi-final with England was washed out.
Australia just about got their semi-final on – as they would have suffered the same fate as England otherwise – and Meg Lanning’s 49* from 49 balls ultimately made the difference as they beat South Africa by five runs on the DLS method.
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The Melbourne weather forecast bares no resemblance to that at Sydney for the semi-finals, Conditions should be clear and rain-free, though there could be humidity to contend with later in the evening.
The MCG serves up hard, fast wickets which are perfect for fast scoring and quick bowling.
Australia Women elected to field first when they last met India, but the hosts could be keen to set a target at the MCG this time.
India Women Team News & Playing 11
INDW Team News
India could go with the same team that finished the group stage, which would mean Radha Yadav in for Arundhati Reddy in the only change from the last time they faced Australia.
INDW Key Players
Shafali Verma: Scored 161 runs from 100 balls in the group stage, setting the tempo for India at the top of the order and proving her talent aged just 16.
Poonam Yadav: Took 4-19 when these teams last met and finished the group stage with nine wickets in total to top the bowling charts.
Deepti Sharma: A crucial 49* with the bat against Australia showed her batting ability last time out, while her bowling talents are well known.
INDW Team Form
India beat Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in their four group matches, before their washed-out semi-final with England meant they advanced to the final as Group A winners.
Their most recently completed match was against Sri Lanka, when Radha Yadav took 4-23 as Sri Lanka could only post 113/9 and Shafali Verma hit 47 to lead India to a seven-wicket win.
India Women Predicted Playing 11
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
AUS Women Team News & Playing 11
AUSW Team News
With Ellyse Perry out injured, Australia could be unchanged from the team which beat South Africa in the semi-final. Sophie Molineux was the player to replace Perry, having recovered from injury, and she took the opening wicket to prove her worth.
AUSW Key Players
Alyssa Healy: Scored 51 when these teams last met – one of two half-centuries she hit in the group stage – and the wicket-keeper-batsman could be vital at the top of the order.
Megan Schutt: Took 2-17 in the semi-final win against South Africa, to move to nine wickets in her last four matches.
Meg Lanning: A captain’s innings – hitting an unbeaten 49 from 49 balls in the semi-final – proved the difference as Australia reached the final once again.
AUSW Team Form
Australia have won four in a row since defeat to India when these teams last met. Anything else would likely have seen them eliminated, but they beat Sri Lanka after a sticky start and then Bangladesh comfortably to set up a must-win clash with New Zealand – and held their nerve to defend 155/5 and win by four runs.
Rain threatened to eliminate them anyway in the semi-finals, but Meg Lanning’s unbeaten 49 lifted them to 134/5 as they managed to get their game on and they restricted South Africa to 92/5 from a reduced 13 overs in reply – a five-run DLS-method win.
AUS Women Predicted Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c),Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt
INDW vs AUSW Head to Head
India opened this tournament with just their sixth win against Australia – though it was also their second in three matches. Poonam Yadav made the difference, taking 4-19 with the ball as India defended 132/4 by bowling the Aussies out for 115.
Their previous match, the final of the Tri-Nation Series that served as the warm-up for this tournament, saw Australia win by 11 runs, however, after Beth Mooney hit 71* in a total of 155/6 and Jess Jonassen claimed 5-12 to bowl India out for 144.
INDW vs AUSW Head to Head Stats
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