IND-W vs AUS-W, Commonwealth Games 2022: India elects to bat against Australia in CWG opener in Birmingham

India, fourth in the ICC rankings, will have its task cut out against top-ranked Australia as Women’s Cricket debuts at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

Sneh Rana of India plays a shot against Australia during the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland.

Sneh Rana of India plays a shot against Australia during the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland. | Photo Credit: DAVID ROWLAND

India, fourth in the ICC rankings, will have its task cut out against top-ranked Australia as Women’s Cricket debuts at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday.

India and Australia will square off in the Commonwealth Games opener as Women’s T20 cricket makes it debut at the quadrennial event at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Friday.

INDIA VS AUSTRALIA PLAYING XI

India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur.

Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.

Follow the live action here: IND vs AUS Live Score, Commonwealth Games 2022 Updates

Where and when to watch India vs Australia Commonwealth Games 2022 Group A Live?

The Commonwealth Games 2022 T20I match between India and Australia will be telecast LIVE on the Sony Sports Network at 3:30 PM IST on Friday, July 29. The match will also be available for live streaming on the SonyLIV app.

India Women vs Australia Women Head-to-Head in T20Is

Matches played: 26; India Won: 6; Australia Won: 16; No Result: 1

Last meeting: India lost by 14 runs (Carrara; October 10, 2021)

Last five meetings: India won - 1, Australia won - 4

India (highest score) vs Australia: IND 177/3 (19.4) beat AUS 173/5 (20) by seven wickets

India (lowest score) vs Australia: IND 62 all out (18.2) lost to AUS 63/2 (10.2) by eight wickets

Australia (highest score) vs India: AUS 186/5 (20) beat IND 150/5 (20) by 36 runs

Australia (lowest score) vs India: AUS 89 all out (18.5) lost to IND 92/2 (14.3) by eight wickets

India Top Performers vs Australia

Batter Matches Runs Batting Average Batting Strike Rate Highest Score
Harmanpreet Kaur 22 474 29.94 99.37 57
Smriti Mandhana 14 465 35.76 130.61 83
Mithali Raj 14 196 17.81 83.40 51*
Bowler Matches Wickets Bowling Average Economy Rate Best Bowling
Jhulan Goswami 12 16 16.37 5.84 5/11
R. Gayakwad 10 15 17.66 7.36 3/21
Poonam Yadav 7 12 14.66 6.76 4/19

Australia Top Performers vs India

Batter Matches Runs Batting Average Batting Strike Rate Highest Score
Beth Mooney 14 487 44.27 119.65 78*
Meg Lanning 19 464 30.93 101.97 49
Alyssa Healy 19 364 26.00 144.44 90
Bowler Matches Wickets Bowling Average Economy Rate Best Bowling
Ellyse Perry 20 22 15.00 5.30 4/12
Jess Jonassen 15 16 14.25 5.42 5/12
Megan Schutt 9 13 18.46 6.82 4/18

Form Guide

India and Australia are favourites to advance to the semifinals from Group A, which includes Pakistan and Barbados. While India, fourth in the ICC rankings, is coming off a 2-1 series win in Sri Lanka last month but will have its task cut out against top-ranked Australia, which is on a five-match winning streak and hasn’t lost a T20I since March 30 2021.

SQUADS
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav.
Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

In the other Commonwealth Games 2022 Group A match on Friday, Pakistan will take on Barbados at 11:30 PM IST.

For more updates, follow Sportstar on :
Connect With Us