India Women and Australia Women will face off each other in the final of Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Melbourne tomorrow.
India Women are going to play their first ever final in Women’s T20 World Cup and they would love to make it memorable. India’s performance in this tournament has been excellent as they beat Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand Women in the league stage and got a free pass in the semifinal due to rain. Their bowlers are leading from front and that’s a good sign ahead of this match and hopefully captain Harmanpreet and Smriti Mandhana too will come back among runs. On the other hand, Australia Women after losing the first match to India Women made good come back and won their next four matches back to back and are ready to take revenge against India and lift the trophy in front of their home ground. Though they’ll be without their best player Ellyse Perry.
Match Details :
Match : IN-W vs AU-W, India Women vs Australia Women, Final, Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
Date : 8 March 2020
Time : 12.30 PM IST
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Head to Head :
T20I matches – 19
India Women won – 6
Australia Women won – 13
India Women are unbeaten in the tournament till now and have also beat Australia Women in the league stage. On the other hand, Australia Women lost to India Women in their first match and after that won four back to back matches and on the basis of that we’re analysing both sides’ strengths and weaknesses and will also make our cricket match prediction
Strengths : India’s strengths are their spinners Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad who are picking up wickets and also not allowing batsmen to score runs freely and opener Shaifali Verma who is giving explosive starts upfront. For Australia their strengths are their depth in batting line up and presence of six bowlers and most of their bowlers can also bat so they have a very balanced side.
Weaknesses : India Women’s weakness is their middle order as captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy are out of form and if a few wickets fall early then India could be in some problem. For Australia the weakness is lack of pace bowling as India women struggle against pace and it creates a lot of pressure on Megan Schutt as she doesn’t have support from other end.
India Women and Australia Women have been two of the best teams in this tournament and deserve to face off each other in the final. Both the sides have many match winners who on their day can change the game at any stage and time. But Australia have got the momentum right time and India Women haven’t played a game for a week and it could affect their form a bit. Australia have a lot of inform players and have more balanced team than India so after seeing all these factors our today match prediction is that Australia Women is favourite for this clash.
Following are the odds for this T20I match on two most famous betting sites –
Bet365 : India Women : 2.50, Australia Women : 1.53
Betway : India Women : 2.50, Australia Women : 1.50
India Women have four wins from four matches while Australia women have four wins from five matches. On the basis of performance of players from both sides following players are good picks for fantasy cricket teams
India Women :
Poonam Yadav – 9 wickets at 9.88 in 4 innings
Shikha Pandey – 7 wickets at 12.0 in 4 innings
Shafali Verma – 161 runs at 40.25 in 4 innings
Australia Women :
Megan Schutt – 9 wickets at 12.88 in 5 innings
Jess Jonassen – 7 wickets at 17.14 in 5 innings
Beth Mooney – 181 runs at 45.25 in 5 innings
Alyssa Healy – 161 runs at 32.30 in 5 innings
India Women’s bowlers have bowled well so far especially spinners and opener Shfali Verma is also doing well. For Australia top order batsmen and bowlers are doing well and given players’ performance and form in the tournament it’s safe to say it’s going to be a thrilling match and both sides will compete well. For dream11 match prediction Healy, Mooney, Shafali Verma, Schutt, Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma and Meg Lanning are must picks and the likes of Jess Jonassen, Shikha Pandey and Ashleigh Gardner too can be picked.