Napier, January 24, Thursday at 06:30 AM IST
After so much of high and lows; differences in opinions of senior players- Mithali Raj & Harmanpreet Kaur, and the appointment of a new coach – WV Raman, India Women resumes its journey with their first tour of 2019. Alike the Men in Blue, India Women are on New Zealand tour to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20s from January 24- February 10.
A lot of boxes need to be ticked throughout this tour. For the first time since 2006, India Women will be playing a series in New Zealand. Barring Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, it will be the maiden experience for the rest of the squad. The side will also try to lift themselves up from the fifth position on the ICC Women’s Championship points table. For the first time, Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will be sharing the same dressing room after the differences in opinions came out in public at the end of World T20 Championship last year. It is also the first assignment for the newly appointed head coach – WV Raman – and all the eyes will be upon him for creating a balanced and positive environment in the team.
New Zealand, on the opposite, have the biggest advantage with them – playing at home. The hosts are placed second in the ICC Championship Table and are 4 points behind the table-toppers – Australia. They would be eyeing to avenge their ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and 2018 Women’s World T20 loss during the group stage which barred them from advancing into the next round at both the occasions.
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The probable NZ-W vs IN-W playing 11 is listed below.
New Zealand –
Wicketkeeper: Bernadine Bezuidenhout
Batswomen: S Bates, M Green, A Satterthwaite, K Perkins, L Down
All-rounder: S Devine, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers: H Rowe, L Tahuhu, L Kasperek
Wicketkeeper: Taniya Bhatia
Batsmen: S Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma
All-rounder: H Kaur, D Hemalatha, Shikha Pandey
Bowlers: Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi
New Zealand Women – Amy Satterthwaite(c), Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Katie Perkins, Hannah Rowe, Lauren Down, Lea Tahuhu
India Women – Mithali Raj(c), Taniya Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Dayalan Hemalatha, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mona Meshram, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mansi Joshi, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey
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Fantasy picks from India –
Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and young Jemimah Rodrigues – all are in good form and are scoring runs consistently. S Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur are coming after a short instinct in WBBL where they were the second leading run-getter for their respective sides.
In the middle order, D Hemlata and Deepti Sharma will be crucial. Both of them have played match-winning performances for the side.
Jhulan Goswami’s experience will be of utmost importance in bowling.
Fantasy picks from New Zealand –
Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine will be the biggest threat for the visitors
Amelia Kerr and Suzie Bates along with Lea Tahuhu and Leigh Kasperek had an excellent outing WBBL and Super Smash T20 League and are proven match winners.
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