The first semifinal of the Women’s T20 World Cup will be played between India and Australia on 23rd February at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. However, in the second semifinal, England will face the South African team in Cape Town on 24th February. The final match will be played in Cape Town on 26th February.
So far, 30 T20 matches have been played between the two teams of these; the Indian team has won only six matches, while Australia has won 22. One match was tied, and one match remained inconclusive.
Both the teams have come face to face five times in the Women’s T20 World Cup. Team India has won two matches, and Australia has won three. The good thing for India is that the team has won two out of the last three matches played in the Women’s T20 World Cup. In 2018, India defeated Australia by 48 runs.
In 2020, India defeated Australia by 17 runs in the group stage before the final. But in the last five matches between the two teams, only the Kangaroo team has won 4 times. In contrast, the Indian team got the victory in only one match. Team India has lost the last three matches against Australia in a row.
The Australian team won the 2010 and 2012 T20 World Cups, and the Indian team is still waiting for its first title. So Harman & Co. will try to smash the Kangaroos in the semifinals and book the ticket for the final.
Indian Women’s Team: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (Wicketkeeper), Richa Ghosh (Wicketkeeper), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Anjali Sarwani, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Shikha Pandey.
Australia Women’s Team:- Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), 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.