Australia Women v India Women- NatWest One Day Quadrangular Series – Match Preview
The third One day International of the NatWest Quadrangular series will see the Australia women take on the Indian women at the Chesterfield ground, July 2, 2011.
Indian women will look to bounce back from their first match disappointment where they were beaten comprehensively by the tournament hosts, England.
Australia women on the other hand will look to carry on their fine form after they defeated the New Zealand women in their first match by 29 runs in a well fought contest.
For the Indians it has been a disappointed summer in England so far as they have failed to impress. They have managed only one win in the tour so far that was against the New Zealand women team in the recently concluded NatWest T -20 quadrangular series.
It was a third position decider where India eventually ran out winners by 3 wickets.
The last meeting between the Australia women and India women was in the NatWest T 20. It was the first match of the competition where the Australian comfortably beat the Indian women by 8 wickets.
The Indian women team will be looking for a positive response from their batters who failed to live up to the expectations so far.
Especially, Mithali Raj, who has been India’s top performer, will look for some runs after she failed to trouble the scorer in her previous match against England women.
Moreover Indian captain, Jhulan Goswami, will look to repeat her performance against the Kiwis in the NatWest T 20 series where she single handedly led the Indian women to victory.
Indian women will have to collectively perform in order to beat the inform Australian women. In the previous match, at one time they were 162- 4 but could not finish off the innings well and collapsed to 202 – 9.
As for Australian women, they would look to avoid the early collapse they suffered in their previous match. After a dodgy start which saw them losing three early wickets, they managed to recover well and put on a fighting total of 261 against the New Zealand
The star of the show for them was Jess Cameron who hit a blistering 79 off 80 deliveries that included a staggering 11 boundaries.
As for the bowlers Australia have a good mix of youth and experience. They will look for a repeat performance from young medium pacer Sarah Coyte who bagged three wickets in her previous mach.
The odds are certainly favoring an Australian win. Australia under these conditions poses a much bigger threat and will look to take advantage off the conditions as they have previously played on this ground.
The match is schedule to start at 1045 local time.