Date & Time: Wednesday, February 12, 08:10 IST
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne, Australia
Indian women need to fight against the odds to clinch title from strong Australian women side
India Women have a poor record against Australia Women in T20Is. In 17 matches they have played they lost 12 and have a win percentage of only 29.4%. They have to put in extra efforts to overcome their record and snatch the title from Australia.
Australia won against England in the 6th T20I, but a demoralizing defeat against India in the 5th T20I will be on the back of their mind. With the likes of Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry, Australia will be confident going into the match.
Both the teams are expected to go unchanged from their last match.
Australia Women Probable XI: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Sophie Molineux, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt.
India Women Probable XI: Shafali Verma, SMriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
In the three matches played at the Junction Oval in this series, teams chasing have won two of those, in which one was a high scoring chase and another one a run a ball target. In the three matches played here there has been scores of 132/7, 173/5 & 123/6 in the first innings. The spinners have been the most effective ones at Junction Oval in this series with balls/wicket of 18.5 against 29.0 by pacers.
Beth Mooney has a PPM of 54.0 in this tournament with an MDTA of 1.33. She has scored over 100 runs with two half centuries.
Smriti Mandhana has a PPM of 58.0 in this tournament with an MDTA of 1.33. She is the 2nd highest scorer with 150 runs in this tournament.
She has a PPM of 61.0 in this tournament and she has appeared in the dream team in all the four matches she has played. She is the highest wicket taker this series with 8 wickets.
Ellyse Perry has a PPM of 78.75 in this tournament with an MDTA of 1.33. She is the tournament’s 2nd highest wicket taker with 6 wickets.