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New Zealand Women vs India Women: 1st T20 - Preview & Prediction

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10.50K   //    05 Feb 2019, 15:45 IST

Smriti Mandhana will be pivotal to Team India's success
Smriti Mandhana will be pivotal to Team India's success

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The Indian Women are ready to take on New Zealand Women for the T20I series after sealing the ODI series 2-1. The Indian team completely outplayed the home side in the first two ODIs to clinch the series. However, the White Ferns bounced back in the third ODI to avoid a clean sweep. Both the teams will now focus on the T20I series that is set to begin from February 06, Wednesday.

Team India would be aiming to dominate the hosts in the opening T20I to keep them under the pump, just like they did in the ODI series. The home side will be looking to overcome their demons and perform well in the upcoming T20I series. New Zealand would be hoping to avenge one of the most significant defeats in their backyard.

Smriti Mandhana will be pivotal to Team India’s success in the upcoming series. She proved her mettle in the ODI series and was declared the ‘Player of the Series’ for her contribution. All eyes will be on Harmanpreet Kaur to see how she leads the side after the T20 World Cup mishap. The visitors would be hoping to end this historic tour on a high by beating the Kiwis in the T20 series as well.

Suzie Bates is ready for the challenge against the Indian side, heading into the upcoming match. The White Ferns fancy their chances in the T-20 format. The home side has released a 13-member squad to face the Blue Brigade in the opening T20I. Katie Gurrey and Rosemary Mair, the two uncapped players join the team along with Frances Mackay, who makes her return for the national side after 2014.

Wellington, Auckland, and Hamilton will host the three T20Is on 6, 8 and 10 February respectively.

Game Details

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Time: 08:30 AM IST

Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington

League: India tour of New Zealand

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Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Head to head (in T20Is)

Total – 08

India – 03

New Zealand – 05

Ground Stats

Total matches – 9

Matches won batting first2

Matches won bowling first – 7

Average 1st Inns scores – 152

Average 2nd Inns scores – 130

Highest total recorded – 196/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs PAK

Lowest total recorded – 101/10 (16.1 Ov) by PAK vs NZ

Highest score chased – 163/6 (19 Ov) by NZ vs WI

Lowest score defended – 162/8 (20 Ov) by NZ vs SL

Team News

  • New Zealand Women have released a 13-member squad to take on India Women
  • Amy Satterthwaite will lead the side
  • Team India will look to go with the unchanged playing 11.

Squads

New Zealand Women – Amy Satterthwaite (c), Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Rosemary Mair, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Katie Gurrey, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Frankie MacKay, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Sophie Devine, Lea Tahuhu

India Women – Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Radha Yadav, Smriti Mandhana, Arundhati Reddy, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Priya Punia

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

  1. Katey Martin
  2. Amy Satterthwaite
  3. Suzie Bates
  4. C Gurrey
  5. Sophie Devine
  6. F Mackay
  7. Amelia Kerr
  8. Leigh Kasperek
  9. Lea Tahuhu
  10. Rosemary Mair
  11. Hanna Rowe

India

  1. Taniya Bhatia
  2. Smriti Mandhana
  3. Mithali Raj
  4. Jemmimah Rodrigues
  5. Harmanpreet Kaur
  6. Daylana Hemalatha
  7. Deepti Sharma (Doubt: Anuja Patil)
  8. Poonam Yadav
  9. Ekta Bisht
  10. Shikha Pandey
  11. Mansi Joshi
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