Governor-General’s XI Women vs India Women, 2020: Practice Match – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Hannah Darlington scored an unbeaten 34-ball 39 and picked up a wicket against Australia Women on Monday.
Published - Jan 27, 2020 9:46 pm | Updated - Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am
The practice match between and Governor-General’s XI Women and India Women will be played at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.
The match starts at 6:40 PM local time (7:40 AM GMT) (1:10 PM IST).
This game can be viewed on the Cricket Australia Website.
India Women’s tour of Australia will take off on Tuesday when they face Governor-General’s XI Women in the warm-up match. This will be an ideal practice for India Women ahead of the Triangular T20I series and the T20 World Cup that follows. The strong Governor-General’s XI has all the 11 players who were part of the Cricket Australia XI that faced the Australia Women in the warm-up on Monday at the Showground Stadium. The Aussie Women were too strong to handle for the CA XI who ended up losing by 100+ runs.
The second half of the chase might not happen as scattered thunderstorms are expected from 9 PM local time.
The Drummoyne Oval hasn’t witnessed big totals in the recent season but has a good history of producing decks of 160 totals. However, we might not see a high-scoring match on Tuesday as the weather conditions could keep the pitches here with uneven nature.
Average 1st innings score: 133 (Women’s T20s since 2019/20)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Governor-General’s XI Women:
Stella Campbell, Hannah Darlington, Josie Dooley, Heather Graham, Charli Knott, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath (C), Bridget Patterson, Darcie Brown, Tayla Seymour, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa.
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Richa Ghosh.
Shafali Verma showed that she can adapt to Australian conditions with an aggressive century for India A during their recent tour. Hannah Darlington, with a 39* off 34 and Tahlia McGrath’s 37-ball 22 stood as the only players to reach double digits for CA XI on Monday. Darlington was also one of the three bowlers to take a wicket for them. If the Drummoyne Oval produces a little turn from the pitch, Deepti Sharma could end up as the top performer by a fair margin. She has been consistent with the bat as well in recent times which makes her key in the fantasy cricket.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana, Tahlia McGrath
Vice-captain options – Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hannah Darlington
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Taniya Bhatia
Batters – Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Bridget Patterson
All-Rounders – Harmanpreet Kaur, Hannah Darlington, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath (C)
Bowlers – Molly Strano, Radha Yadav, Darcie Brown
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josie Dooley
Batters – Phoebe Litchfield, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh
All-Rounders – Hannah Darlington, Deepti Sharma (C), Tahlia McGrath (VC)
Bowlers – Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Molly Strano
There is a possibility of skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana staying away from this match and instead allow the young players like Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh. If 11 different players from the squad can be part of this match, all the Indian bowlers will bowl 2-3 overs.
India Women is expected to win this practice match which is likely to go down the wire.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.