India A women look for improved show against Australia A

Australia A is 1-0 up in the three match series courtesy its 91-run win on Monday at the MCA Bandra-Kurla facility against the hosts, led by skipper Poonam Raut.

The Indian eves will be eyeing to put up a better batting and bowling show. (File Photo)   -  AP

India A women will look for an improved show when it takes on Australia A in a must-win game on Wednesday in a 50-overs match.

Australia A is 1-0 up in the three match series courtesy its 91-run win on Monday at the MCA Bandra-Kurla facility against the hosts, led by skipper Punam Raut.

Come Wednesday, the Indian eves will be eyeing to put up a better batting and bowling show.

Poonam, who departed for a duck, will be hoping to get some runs under her belt. Even the likes of Mona Meshram, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey need to fire.

The positive for the home side in the opening game was the all-round show by Preeti Bose. Even the bowlers, who were hammered by the Aussie batters, will be looking to perform better.

On the other hand, the visitors will look to notch up another win and seal the series.

The 50-over series will be followed by a T20 series.

Squads:

India A: Punam Raut (captain), Priya Punia, Devika Vaidya, Mona Meshram, Tanushree Sarkar, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sushree Dibyadarshani, C Prathyusha, Reemalaxmi Ekka, Shikha Pandey, Nethra L, Hemali Borwankar, Kavita Patil, Preeti Bose.

Australia A: Samantha Bates, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Piepa Cleary, Josephine Dooley, Heather Graham, Sammy Jo Johnson, Tahlia McGrath, Chloe Piparo, Georgia Redmayne, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano (Captain), Belinda Vakarewa and Amanda-Jade Wellington.