Indian Women and Australian Women will go Head to head in the final of Women's T20 World Cup. The Indian side has played some tremendous cricket throughout the tournament and is looking like the team to beat in the game. The Indian team defeated two potential finalists in New Zealand and Australia other than sweeping the challenge of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh aside. However, a few controversies were raised on the way they qualified for the final. The Indian team did not play a semi-final game and qualified on the merit of their points in group stages. On the other hand, Australia has played exceptional cricket and bounced back really well after losing their first game.
The semi-final victory against South Africa must have raised the team's morale, and the defending champions would like to retain their title.
India-Women vs Australia-Women, Final, Women T20 World Cup
Match: Final, ICC
Women's T20 World Cup 2020
Date: Sunday, 8th March 2019
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Head to Head: (Last five games)
India and Australia have played a lot of games recently. The Indian side defeated Australia in the first game of the World Cup. The Australian team failed to tackle the Indian spinners, and it turned into a huge problem for the side. However, the Australian side is fresh from a titular victory over India in the recently concluded tri-series. The Indian team and the Australian side won one game each in their battles in the group stage of tri-series.
India and Australia team both have their share of strengths and weaknesses. The Indian team has shown tremendous strength in their spin bowling, which is a good sign on the turning tracks of Melbourne. In Shefali Verma, the Indian side has a tremendous power hitter who can change the direction of the game at any given moment. However, the biggest worry for the Indian side is their weak middle-order and lack of a finisher in the team.
The Indian team has struggled to finish after a spectacular start in every match, and it is a significant weakness for the side. On the other hand, the Australian side has looked picture-perfect other than their loss in the first game, and their morale-boosting win victory against South Africa would have elevated their confidence, and this is what makes them a slight favorite going into the contest. However, their ability to play spin bowling and the absence of Ellyse Perry could come back to bite them. The game should be a cracker of the match, and both the teams look almost equal on the paper.
One of the most significant visible deficiencies in India's team gameplay this season is their dependency on the toss. The Indian side has won all the games batting first, which seems like the biggest problem for the national side. The toss might play a significant role in the final. India team is undefeated in the tournament and has already defeated Australia once before in the match, but the washout against England means that they have a long enough rest period, which is certain to affect the momentum that the Indian side had in the group stage. Australia will start as the favorites in Today Match Prediction.
Bet365: Australia-Women:1.53, India-Women: 2.50
Betway: Australia-Women:1.50, India-Women:2.50
Top performers for both the team in the T20 World Cup so far have been:
Beth Mooney: 181 runs in five games
Alyssa Healy: 161 runs in five games.
Jess Jonassen: Seven wickets in five games.
Meghan Schutt: Nine wickets in five games.
Deepti Sharma: Two wickets and 83 runs in four matches.
Shefali Verma: 161 runs in four matches
Poonam Yadav: Nine wickets in four games.
Shikha Pandey: Seven wickets and 17 runs in four matches.
The best team for the Dream11 for the match between Australia and India Women will be:
Deepti Sharma is one of the prime players when it comes to Dream11. She bats at number five of India and gets ample opportunity to bat. Moreover, she also opens the bowling for India and is certain to bag you a few points. Shefali Verma and Poonam Yadav are two more Indian players who will play an important role in the game. The injury of Ellyse Perry has made the role of Jess Jonassen more important. She will be an important player in Dream11. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney will also be important players in the Dream11 side.