The opening match of the tournament between India and Australia will be in Sydney today
Australia won the title four times, the Indian team never reached the final
Dainik BhaskarFeb 21, 2020, 07:47 AM IST Sports Desk. The women's T20 World Cup matches start on Friday. The first match will be played between Australia and India. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur said that we cannot depend on one or two players. Everyone has to perform consistently well. We have learned this from the previous tournament. You have to play together to win a big tournament like the World Cup. Young players like Shefali and Jemima will play without pressure.
India and Australia had won their respective opening matches of the last two World Cups. This is the fourth clash between the two teams this month. Australia won two while India won one match. Defending champion Australia has won the title 4 times at most. At the same time, the Indian team has never been able to reach the finals. The team made the semi-finals three times. A total of 10 teams are participating in the tournament. The final will be played on 8 March. Three matches have been played in the World Cup between India and Australia so far. Australia has won two while India has won one match. Overall, 18 matches have been played between the two. India has 5, Australia has won 13 matches.
Meg Lenning has the highest number of 414 runs, Australia captain Meg Lenning has scored the most 414 runs in T20 against India. Beth Mooney has scored 308 and Alyssa Healy has scored 230. Fast bowler Alice Perry has taken the maximum 21 wickets. Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen has taken 11 wickets. Jonassen also bats well. In such a situation, he is one of the most important players of the team. Fast bowler Megan Scutt has also got 9 wickets.
Harmanpreet has scored 415 runs in 17 innings for India in Rajeshwari's highest 9 wickets against Australia in T20 against Australia. Smriti Mandhana scored 374 runs in 9 innings. There are also 4 fifties. Shefali has scored 64 runs in 3 innings. A 49ers aggressive innings was played by Aopnar Shefali in a match of the Tri Series. Talking about bowling, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad has taken 9 wickets. Off-spinner Deepti took 8 wickets and leg-spinner Poonam took 7 wickets.
Biggest difference: Australia makes one run more than us every over. Looking at the last four years figures of T20, Australia has scored at an average of 8 in every over while the Indian team has scored 7K. The strike rate in the T20 matters a lot. In such a situation, the Indian team will be expected to bat well with openers Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Both players score fast runs. Talking of bowling, both teams get one wicket on every 19th ball. In four years, Team India won 36 out of 62 while Australia won 35 out of 50 T20s.