India Women face their Australian counterparts in a pink-ball Test at The Carrara Oval in Queensland. The Test match will be played between September 30-October 3 with the Indian eves having a chance to avenge their ODI series defeat. The Australian team beat the Indian team 2-1 in the series heading into this one-off Test match. The last time both these teams played a Test match was way back in 2006.
Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami who were part of that tour are veterans of this team now. Meanwhile, for India, Harmanpreet Kaur will miss the test match.
The Australian team is super confident after their ODI series win and look better placed to win the Test match as well. They have the experience of playing a pink-ball Test match previously while India will have to adjust to the ball and the conditions. The Indian eves last played in whites back in 2019.
The #AUSvIND pink-ball Test starts tomorrow. 👍
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 29, 2021
Match: Australia Women vs India Women, Pink-Ball Test
Date: 30th September 2021
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland
As per recent reports, its s a newly laid pitch with a covering of grass. That it is a pink-ball Test adds to the fact that it will have a good pace bounce and movement of the wicket. It will be interesting to see how both the teams cope up with the given conditions.
Predicted Playing XI
India Women: Richa Ghosh (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Darcie Brown, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington
India Women vs Australia Women-Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Mithali Raj (C), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy (VC), Jhulan Goswami, Darcie Brown, Poonam Yadav
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Shafali Verma, Ellyse Perry (C), Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami (VC), Sophie Molineux, Darcie Brown, Rajeshwari Gayakwad