Women's T20 World Cup Final: The Indian women's cricket team has reached the final of the T20 World Cup tournament for the first time, and for the title, India is going to face team Australia that has been champions for four times as well as a semifinalist in 2009 and runner-up in 2016.
The Indian team had reached the semi-finals three times till now in 2009, 2010 and 2018.
World No.1 Australia has won 26 matches in 31 matches with the number 4 Indian team in the world rankings.
Women's T20 World Cup Final: Indian team on the way to create history
In recent times, India has made a good start against Australia and have beaten Australia by 17 runs in the first match of the T20 World Cup 2020 edition.
The toss will now play an essential role in the finals. India will have to set a challenging target against the Australian team.
The Indian girls are in an excellent position in the tournament, but in the seniors, captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will have to take significant responsibility.
Captain Harmanpreet will turn 31 on the final day, and she would definitely like to make her 31st birthday a memorable one.
The power play has been a mixed bag for India. Only once India has succeeded in crossing the 50-run barrier.
A three-day break in Melbourne and the presence of family members is a boost to morale, especially for Jemimah Rodriguez, Shzafali Verma, and Harmanpreet.
On the other hand, the Australian team is very accurate in the bowling attack. Ellis Perry is out of the match, but Megan Shatt tops the table with nine wickets along with Poonam Yadav, which has the ability to strike the top-order batsmen of the Indian team.
Also, Jess Jonassen will pose an additional threat. Beth Mooney is in the best form of her career and is third in the batting department jointly with Alyssa Healy.
The Indian women's cricket team, captained by Harmanpreet, can draw inspiration from the 2009 ODI World Cup when wicketkeeper Angha Deshpande rocked the Australian mentality for the first time by hitting seven fours.
In that match, Anjum Chopra played an innings of 76 runs and helped the team win the game by 16 runs. However, the Australian team is quite adept at dealing with the pressure of big matches. But India will also be confident of winning the first match.
Teams- (Likely) India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Tania Bhatia, Harlin Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Jemmiha Rodriguez, Shefali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav.
Australia: Meg Lenning (captain), Rachel Haynes, Irene Burns, Nicola Carrie, Ashley Gardner, Alyssa Hilly, Jess Jonasson, Delissa Kimminsay, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Megan Shutt, Mollie Strano, Annabelle Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano.
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