Smriti Mandhana and Radha Yadav return to Indian team, Arundhati Reddy and Richa Ghosh out of team
India beat Australia by 17 and then Bangladesh by 18 runs in the first match of the tournament.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 27, 2020, 09:29 AM IST Sports Desk. In the Women's T20 World Cup, the group match between India and New Zealand is being played in Melbourne, Australia. In the match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. Two changes have been made in the Indian team. Smriti Mandhana and Radha Yadav returned to the playing eleven, while Arundhati Reddy and Richa Ghosh were dropped from the squad. Apart from these, Harleen Deol and Pooja Vastrakar also did not get a place in the team. At the same time, Katie Perkins could not find place in New Zealand's playing eleven, Lauren Downs, Holly Hudlation, Jess Kerr.
The Indian team topped Group-A with 4 points after winning both their matches. If Team India wins this match, then their place in the semi-finals will be confirmed. India defeated Australia 17 and then Bangladesh by 18 runs in the first match. At the same time, this is the second match of New Zealand. He is second in the group, winning the first match against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
India: Shefali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Tania Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Jemima Rodriguez, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gaikwad.
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (captain), Rachel Priest, Suzy Bates, Meddy Green, Katie Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Lag Kasparek, Anna Peterson, Rosemary Marr and Lee Tahuhu.
Poonam Yadav still setting the pace! Is she in your @ Dream11 team today? Play now 👉 https://t.co/wJVOV3WUqX pic.twitter.com/wf9zhmUOET
– ICC (@ICC) February 27, 2020
The head-to-head Indian women's team has played 11 T20s against New Zealand so far. India won only 3 times in this, while the Kiwi team has won 8 matches. These two teams have come face to face in the World Cup 3 times so far. In this, India won 1 match, while in 2 they have lost.
India has not been the champion yet. T20 World Cup has been done so far. India has not reached the final even once, while Australia has won the title 4 times at most. India has reached the semi-finals 3 times (2009, 2010, 2018). The last time he lost to England in the semi-finals.