The 5-time champion Australia Women will take on India Women in the 1st semi-final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 on Thursday. The Aussies were hardly put into trouble by the opposition in this marquee event as a result they won all their 4 group matches convincingly. India Women, on the other hand, beat Ireland Women by 5 runs (D/L method) in the rain-hit game to secure their semi-final berth.
Australia Women vs India Women, Semi-Final 1
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: February 23rd at 6:30 PM IST and 3:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
What is the pitch report for AU-W vs IN-W, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 1?
According to reports, a fresh wicket will be provided for the Semi-Finals. The wicket has picked up its pace in the last couple of matches compared to the initial round which allowed the batters to score runs freely. There is still enough assistance for the slow bowlers.
Game faces on. Some big talk from India has given the contest an extra bit of spice and we are all set for a blockbuster semi-final 🙌@JollyLauz18 | #T20WorldCup
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 22, 2023
Australia Women: Won Won Won Won NR
India Women: Won Lost Won Won Lost
AU-W vs IN-W, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 1 Probable Winners:
Australia Women are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for AU-W vs IN-W, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 1?
Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, Tahlia McGrath, Jess Jonassen / Georgia Wareham, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Devika Vaidya / Radha Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Renuka Singh Thakur
Alyssa Healy who missed the league game against South Africa due to quad soreness is fit and available for the semi-final clash.
She’s in 💪
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— Australian Women’s Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) February 22, 2023
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for AU-W vs IN-W, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 1?
Top Pick – Batter
Smriti Mandhana has got real clarity about her batting and clearly knows what the team expects from her. In the last 3 matches, she has scored 149 runs at an average of 49.66 with the best score of 87.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Ashleigh Gardner is a proven match-winner for Australia. The 25-year-old all-rounder has scalped 7 wickets and 50 runs in this T20 World Cup.
Top Pick – Bowler
Renuka Singh Thakur is in the spotlight for her magical bowling performances in this competition. In 4 matches, she has picked up 7 wickets with the best figures of 5 for 15.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Alyssa Healy is a big game player who likes to time the ball rather than going for glory shots. In 3 matches in this tournament, she has collected 146 runs at an average of 73.
Tahlia McGrath seized the opportunity in both hands against South Africa and delivered a match-winning performance of 57 runs from just 33 balls which included 10 fours.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for AU-W vs IN-W, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 1?
1. Alyssa Healy (c), Beth Mooney, Richa Ghosh, Smriti Mandhana (vc), Tahlia McGrath, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt, Renuka Singh Thakur, Darcie Brown
2. Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Ellyse Perry, Deepti Sharma, Ashleigh Gardner (c), Georgia Wareham, Renuka Singh Thakur (vc)
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— ICC (@ICC) February 23, 2023
Australia Women are just 2 steps away from clinching the title for the record 6th time. They are unbeaten in this edition of the T20 World Cup having won 4 straight matches in a row. Alyssa Healy will be available for this high-voltage clash after missing out on the last game due to slight discomfort in her quadriceps, Annabel Sutherland has to make a way for her. Ellyse Perry who opened the innings in the last outing against South Africa will be pushed down the order. Tahlia McGrath hit a fine 57 runs against the hosts to hand 6 wickets win for them. Megan Schutt is their standout bowler in this competition with 8 scalps. Ashleigh Gardner is a real match-winner for them who has picked up 7 wickets and scored 50 runs.
India Women are looking to avenge for their loss in the final of the 2020 edition. They had an interesting journey in this year’s T20 World Cup where they finished 2nd in the Group 2 standings with 6 points. They were fortunate to gain 5 runs (D/L method) win over Ireland in their final league game. Smriti Mandhana is in her own league at the moment having hit back-to-back half-centuries. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur hasn’t performed to her best and is expected to deliver in this high-profile encounter. With her inswingers, Renuka Singh Thakur has been unplayable at times. Shafali Verma needs to convert her knocks into big ones.