As per reports in ESPN Cricinfo, the India women’s cricket team is set to tour Australia in September. However, Cricket Australia is yet to confirm the tour as they are chalking out the dates. Meanwhile, Australian pacer Megan Schutt in a recent podcast spoke about the upcoming series. The series was postponed in December 2020 due to COVID. A report on the Cricket Australia website at the time said the series, rescheduled for the 2021-22 season, would be expanded to include three T20Is.
Australia pacer Megan Schutt dropped a hint that India will be visiting in September though Cricket Australia is yet to announce the schedule. The tour is expected to comprise ODIs and T20 Internationals. It is understood the Australian board will announce the new dates for the series soon.
India Women To Tour Australia In September
“We have got a tour against India in mid-September. So, there’s a couple of camps. I believe we are doing one in Darwin, which will be really cool… and then the tour against India. And then pretty much from there things get crazy with Big Bash, WNCL, Ashes, World Cup, and hopefully the Commonwealth Games” Schutt said on No Balls: The Cricket Podcast, hosted by Kate Cross and Alex Hartley.
Meanwhile, the India women’s team will be travelling to England for full-fledged series. The Indian eves play one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is in England. The squad will fly with the men’s team on June 2, with the first of the seven games, a one-off Test match, starting in Bristol on June 16. The Test match will be the first one in seven years for the team.
Mithali Raj will lead in Tests and ODIs while Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the T20I squad. Attacking Indian opener Shafali Verma has made it to the Test squad besides the ODI and T20I squad. Harmanpreet will be Mithali’s deputy in the ODI and Test series. This will be Ramesh Powar’s first assignment as India Women head coach who replaced WV Raman for his second stint for the top role.