In the Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday, India will take against a familiar foe in Australia. India will be participating in the Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final for the third time in a row. India was defeated by Australia in both the domestic T20 World Cup final and, more recently, the gold medal game at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Since India’s final appearance at the ODI World Cup in 2017, women’s cricket in the country has significantly expanded, and the team will now be under pressure to perform well against Australia in the semifinal match.
Below is India’s predicted lineup for their Women’s T20 World Cup semifinal match against Australia.
Power-hitting opener Shafali Verma has not been able to improve after her blunders, particularly her failure to rotate the strike and her vulnerability to the short ball.
Smriti Mandhana, India’s vice captain, has been one of the team’s most reliable players, and she will once again be essential to its prospects against Australia.
Harmanpreet Kaur – The India skipper is under intense pressure to deliver after having so far failed to make a significant contribution to the T20 World Cup.
Richa Ghosh, a wicketkeeper-batter, has scored 122 runs with a strike rate of 140.22 in four games. She has been a shining example for her group.
Jemimah Rodrigues – The seasoned batter has performed admirably in the competition, but she must do more to the cause of the team.
Deepti Sharma has taken five wickets in her first four games, although her economy rate of 7.84 runs per over is rather high.
Renuka Thakur – The quick spinner defeated the formidable English team with a five-wicket haul. Against Australia, her performance will be essential.
Pooja Vastrakar, a medium pacer with a right arm, has participated in each of the first four games. With only two wickets, she hasn’t been able to make an impact.
Shikha Pandey: The seasoned bowler has participated in two games but only recorded one wicket.
Gayakwad, Rajeshwari Gayakwad has performed poorly, with an economy rate of 7.80 and no wickets to show for it in four games. Nonetheless, the left-arm spinner has continued to be used.
With two wickets and an economy of 6.22 runs per over, Radha Yadav, the second left-arm spinner, has had a better performance thus far.
Using PTI inputs
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