Women T20 World Cup: India set to face Australia in semi-final

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Women T20 World Cup: India set to face Australia in semi-final (Image: Twitter/BCCI)
Women T20 World Cup: India set to face Australia in semi-final (Image: Twitter/BCCI)

New Delhi : India has reached semi-final game and will be playing against unbeaten Australia in the ongoing women’s T20 World Cup on Thursday. It will be interesting to see how Team India strategises against Australia as their performance so far in the tournament has not been convincing, but they have always been in the top 5 teams for the ICC events in recent times.

India has a history of being self-destructive in the knockout games against England or Australia. In fact, the only game which India has lost in the ongoing women’s T20 World Cup is against England. Talking about Australia, India had to face a defeat from Australia in the previous T20 World Cup Final.

India will be looking forward to take the revenge in this T20 World Cup. Also, Women's cricket in India has also grown massively since the final appearance in the ODI World Cup in 2017.

India's performance is a question

As mentioned earlier in the article, Harmanpreet Kaur-led side has managed to win only 3 games out of 4 in the group stage. None of the performance can be credited as incredible in the ongoing event. And with that, there is a lot of concern on how India will perform against Australia in the knockout semi final game of the tournament.

The only way India can win this game is by managing their flaws and fixing their issues as they come on field to face the Australian side. India has been struggling with the inconsistent top order performance in the tournament.

Opener Shefali Verma has been seen a struggling in getting the highest score and give India a good start. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will also be under pressure as she has not scored well in the ongoing World Cup. She is among the few batters who can hit the ball long, but talking about the World Cup, she has been remained inconsistent so far.

There are rumours that if India gets knocked out in the World Cup, she might lose her captaincy too. However, it is too early to say anything about the performance as Team India will be looking forward to win the game against Australia and take the World Cup to the final stage.


India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey.

Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy, Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham.