We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playing XIs for India & Australia
Probable XI for India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Meghna Singh
Probable XI for Australia: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Pitch Report for India Women vs Australia Women at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Type: Decent batting wicket. Will help spinners.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
India have lost 6 of their last 7 T20Is against Australia. Recent history suggests that picking more players from the Australian team has been beneficial.
Furthermore, the Australian players were a part of the recently concluded Women’s T20 League, back home. As a result, they have already got into the groove.
West Indies Women vs England Women Fantasy Tips
Smart Fantasy Picks
Much of India’s chances will depend on how Smriti Mandhana goes with the bat at the top of the order. In her last 5 T20Is against Australia, she has added 177 runs, including 2 half-centuries.
Talk about decent numbers against Australia and Harmanpreet Kaur isn’t too far behind either. She registered scores of 65 and 52 in her last two T20Is against Australia.
Fantasy players will keep a keen watch on Deepti Sharma. She bagged 13 wickets in the recently concluded Women’s Asia Cup. Moreover, her courageous batting down the order can also create a big impact.
Spinner-friendly conditions will bring Rajeshwari Gayakwad into the game. She has taken 15 wickets, including three two-wicket hauls in 10 T20Is against Australia.
Likewise, Alana King and Jess Jonassen will hold the key for Australia in the spin department. They have picked 27 wickets between them in the format for the year.
India will be wary of Beth Mooney’s threat with the bat. She has accumulated 244 runs at 61, including 3 fifties in her last 5 T20Is against India.
Going by the recent numbers, Tahlia McGrath is likely to generate fantasy points with both bat and ball. Besides adding 198 runs with the bat, including the highest score of 78*, she has taken 8 wickets in her last 5 T20Is.