The last week of Women’s T20 begins with the showdown between the two overwhelmed and polished teams of the league, India Women and Australia Women. This will be memory down the lane to the 2017 Women World Cup when Harmanpreet Kaur effortlessly gave Aussies bowlers a run for their skills as she knocked them out at 175 runs.
Lesson learned strategies grasped, it seems like Aussies are not going to bow down that easily this time. Undoubtedly they will be hunting down their opponent with full throttle. Aussies have been exceptional throughout the season with Alyssa Healy emerging as the highest scorer of the tournament so far with 157 runs. Beth Mooney has clinched herself in a close range of 100 runs in the tournament. Bowlers Delissa and Meghan have been able to put the batswomen in a dilemma of losing wickets.
As for India Women, they are as rock solid, as they were in the previous season, in fact with improvements that make them a perfect opponent. Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj scored a whopping total of 331 runs. Poonam Yadav is leading with 6 wickets. Daylana Hemalatha can be considered.
Alyssa Healy (wk); Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Rachel Haynes, Meg Lanning (Batswomen); Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Ashleigh Gardner (All-rounders); Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince (Bowlers)
Taniya Bhatia (WK); Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kau(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues (Batswomen); Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha (Bowlers); Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Arundhati Reddy (Bowlers)
My PlayerzPot XI:
India Women definitely stands a strong chance as long as Harmanpreet and Mithali are on the pitch. And later India’s finest bowlers can slow down the Aussies pace. Aussies do stand a chance in winning but India is definitely right on the winning spot.