India boast one of the best batting line-ups in the tournament and the likes of Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana would be hoping to start the Eves In Blue's campaign on a high.
Australia would be without Tayla Vlaeminck, who impressed in the recent tri-series against India and England. In her absence, much of the fast bowling burden could fall upon Ellyse Perry.
Alyssa Healy, after setting the world on fire a few seasons ago, has run into an extremely lean patch and hasn't been able to buy a run recently. However, Australia would be hoping that she regains her mojo, and produces performances akin to what she produced in the 2018 World T20.
Last 5 Head To Head
Venue Details and Pitch Report
21 Feb, 01:30 PM IST
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Jacqueline Williams, Shaun George
Usually, the Spotless Stadium has offered a decent batting strip, although it has been a touch slow on occasions.
There is only a 10% chance of rain and though cloudy skies are being forecast, one can brace themselves for a full 40-over contest.