Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Semi Final 1, AUS-W vs IND-W Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 World Cup match between AUS-W vs IND-W?
Australia are still undefeated in the tournament while India won three out of their four games in the league stage.
After winning the U19 World Cup earlier in the year, team India (IND-W) will be eager to double up on their success but against Australia (AUS-W), it is going to be a very difficult task, to say the least. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side won three of their four fixtures so far but there still are many problems that the team needs to address. Meanwhile, when it comes to Australia, the defending champions have been at their absolute best, winning all their matches in the group stage. They now will be hoping to make it to yet another final by defeating India on February 23 at Newlands in Cape Town.
Now, coming back to India, the team will be relieved looking at Smriti Mandhana’s form. The 26-year-old smashed 87 off 56 deliveries in the previous match against Ireland but the match against Australia will be completely different. Given India’s record against the Meg Lanning-led side, there will be mental pressure as well. On top of that, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is also in a good touch. Thus, India need to be very cautious in their upcoming game against the mighty Australians.
Now, when it comes to the five-time champions, Australia will be much more calm, given that players like Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt and Georgia Wareham are in exceptional form at the moment. Tahlia McGrath too played well in the last match and can be a threat against India. The Indian bowlers have been good so far but Australia will definitely test their calibre.
AUS-W vs IND-W Pitch Report
The wicket at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town has helped the seamers so far in the competition. A low-scoring affair is expected and the captain winning the toss should elect to bowl first.
AUS-W vs IND-W Probable Playing XIs
Australia Women (AUS-W):
Beth Mooney (wk), Ellyse Perry, Meg Lanning (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Georgia Wareham, Annabel Sutherland, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
India Women (IND-W):
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
AUS-W vs IND-W Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
India opener Smriti Mandhana looked in solid touch in the previous game and if she manages to produce a similar kind of performance, India can dream of playing the all-important final. So far, the 26-year-old has scored 149 runs from three matches and currently is the second-leading run-scorer of the tournament.
Probable best bowler
Aussie seamer Megan Schutt is currently second on the list of leading wicket-takers. She has eight wickets to her name from four matches and will be a threat in the game against India.
Today's Match Prediction: Australia Women to win the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.