When India tackle Australia within the first match of the T20 tri-series involving India on the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday, they accomplish that having imbibed the teachings learnt of their warm-up loss to the Australian Governor Basic’s XI.
The Indian batting struggled in opposition to the likes of Molly Strano and Belinda Vakarewa, with younger Jemimah Rodrigues the one batsman who might put up a resistance in opposition to a powerful bowling assault.
However on the similar time, the Indian seamers like Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey and beginner Richa Ghosh would fancy their possibilities on the Manuka Oval ought to the pitch present even slight help for fast bowlers.
Nonetheless, been these micro-details, the bigger focus for India is to organize for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, and the tri-series in opposition to the house aspect and high quality opposition in England offers the ladies in blue the right alternative to take action. Contemplating that many of the Indian gamers haven’t performed in Australia earlier than, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy and Smriti Mandhana can be their go-to for recommendation, having represented WBBL franchises beforehand.
Alternatively, England will simply look to fine-tune their preparations slightly than make wholesale adjustments through the tri-series. Their energy lies within the all-round choices which they possess, which may go a great distance in a dynamic format like T20.
Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Georgia Elwiss and Heather Knight type the core of the England workforce, and with all of them coming into their peak, they may very well be the workforce to be careful for through the T20I tri-series and past, within the run-up to the T20 World Cup.
India’s latest recollections of enjoying England aren’t nice both. When India hosted England in March 2019, the hosts suffered a 3-Zero sequence whitewash by the hands of the guests. However the type of each groups since that sequence has been quite a bit completely different as effectively. India registered sequence wins in opposition to South Africa at house and West Indies away, whereas England needed to cope with a loss within the Ashes earlier than profitable in opposition to Pakistan.
The primary leg of the tri-series can be performed on the Manuka Oval, earlier than the groups transfer to Melbourne the next week. With all three groups finely balanced, this tri-series has the potential to be one of many extra thrilling ones within the ever rising panorama of ladies’s cricket.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodriguez, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Tania Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Nuzhat Parween.
England: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones, Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Davies, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield, Sarah Glenn, Kate Cross, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson.
Australia: Meg Lanning ( c ) Rachael Haynes, Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen , Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham