ABOUT THE MATCH
Whereas New Zealand has beaten India Women 8 matches out of 11 in the T20 format.
Due to the cloudy conditions, both teams would look to field first – and will try to utilize the pitch conditions. The first batting side had won the last T20I matches that played on this pitch.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at Junction Oval is a neutral one, which provides good assistance for both the batsman and bowlers. The average score at this venue is 145.
- India Women started this season on a positive note by beating Australia Women and Bangladesh Women.
- In the last match, Shafali Verma, who came to bat along the opener, had owned a useful form by scoring 39 runs.
Jemimah Rodrigues had scored decent runs of 34 runs of 37 balls.
Poonam Yadav once again proved she is the superstar of the match by clinching three wickets. She had picked seven wickets from the last two games.
Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy had picked two wickets each.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF INDIA WOMEN
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN
- In the previous match, the opener batsman Sophie Devine remained unbeaten till the end and scored 75 not out off 55 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes.
- In the bowling department, Hayley Jensen and Amelia Kerr had clinched 2 and 3 wickets respectively.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF NEW ZEALAND WOMEN
Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (WK), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jansen, Holly Huddleston, Lea Tahuhu, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr.
HEAD TO HEAD
- Overall Matches – 11
- INDIA WOMEN WON – 3
- NEW ZEALAND WON – 8
- Draw – 0
- No- Result – 0
TEAM FORM IN LAST 5 MATCHES
INDIA WOMEN – W W L W L
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN – W W L W W
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
INDIA WOMEN – Shafali Verma
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN – Sophie Devine
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV, Ten Sports
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Foxtel Sports, Sky Go, Now TV, OSN Play, Rabbithole BD
Match Timings – 03:00 PM local time / 04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM IST.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM
This match is going to be a fierce battle between two closely-ranked teams, with the scales tipped slightly more in India’s favor – And India will remain as the favorites for this game.