India has not reached the final of the T20 World Cup so far, Australia won the title 4 times at most
Team India reached the semi-finals 2 years ago, then suffered defeat at the hands of England.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 21, 2020, 12:16 PM IST Sports Desk. The Women's T20 World Cup starts in Australia from Friday. The teams of India and Australia will face face to face in Sydney in the first match of the tournament. T20 World Cup has been held 6 times so far. India has not reached the final even once, while Australia has won the title 4 times at most. She is also the defending champion. The last time he defeated England by 8 wickets in the final. India has reached the semi-finals 3 times (2009, 2010, 2018). The last time he lost to England in the semi-finals. This time the team has a chance to win the title.
If you look at India's performance in the World Cup, then he has played 26 matches so far. He won 13 of these defeats in the same number of matches. In this sense, India has a 50% success rate in the World Cup.
India's poor performance against Australia in the tournament
There have been three matches in the World Cup between India and Australia so far. India won the only match in 2018, while in 2010 and 2012, they suffered losses. Not only this, in the last three matches between the two teams, the table of the host team was heavy. In the final of the three-nation T20 series held in Australia this month, the hosts defeated India by 11 runs. Apart from this, the Indian women's team also had to face defeat in the league match. However, India beat West Indies by 2 runs in the practice match held in Brisbane before the World Cup.
Young players have a chance to do well: Harmanpreet
Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur said on Thursday that we cannot depend on one or two players. If the team has to do well in the World Cup, then everyone has to contribute. He said that the presence of young players like Jemima Rodrigues and Shefali Verma is a big strength of the team. The average age of the current Indian team is 22.8. In such a situation, there are great expectations from young players against Australia.
India have to play 4 matches in the group stage, India have been placed in Group A in this tournament. He has four matches to play in the league stage. It will start from Australia on Friday. After this, India will face Bangladesh on 24 February, New Zealand on 27 February, Sri Lanka on 29 February.
Australia are eyeing their fifth title to win the 5th title. The current team has the best cricketer of the year, Elise Perry, the best T20 player, Alyssa Hilly and the dashing batsman Meg Lanning. He has a good young bowler but will remain special on spinner Jess Jonasson. Apart from India, he took five wickets in the final of the tri-series.
Australia or New Zealand have to be beaten to reach the semi-finals, Australia is number one, New Zealand is third and Indian team is fourth in T20 ranking. Two teams from the group will get a place in the semi-finals. In such a situation, it is necessary for the Indian team to beat either Australia or New Zealand to reach the semi-finals. There have been 3 matches between India and Australia in the World Cup. Australia has won two while India has won one. We have also met New Zealand three times. One won and two lost. India has won three times over Sri Lanka. Once lost. The team has beaten Bangladesh both times in the World Cup. The Indian team reached the semi-finals in 2018. Where he was defeated at the hands of England.
Indian team: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Tania Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Jemima Rodrigues, Shefali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastra, Radha Yadav .
Australia Team: Meg Lanning (captain), Rachel Haynes, Erin Burns, Nicola Carrie, Ashley Gardner, Alyssa Hilly, Jess Jonasson, Delissa Kimmins, Sophie Moliniox, Beth Mooney, Elise Perry, Megan Shoot, Molly Streno, Annabelle Sutherland, Georgia Vareham , Tyla Lemink.