Women’s cricket is all set to mark its debut at the Commonwealth Games on the 29th of July in Birmingham, England. The tournament will see 12 league stage games followed by 4 knockout games with the medal games set to be played on the 7th of August. The tournament will be played in the Twenty20 format and will feature 8 nations divided into two groups with India, Australia, Pakistan and Barbados in group A and England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka in other, group B.
Champion side, Australia play their opening game against India on the 29th of July. This contest never disappoints and is rapidly growing as a rich cricket rivalry in the making. Below are Team Australia’s fixtures against the opponents in the league and knockout rounds.
|3:00 AM (1-Aug)
|3:00 AM (7-Aug)
|Gold medal match
|2:00 AM (8-Aug)
AUSTRALIA’S SQUAD FOR THE GAMES :
Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington.
A few faces are missing out on injury in Sophie Molineux, Tayla Vlaeminck and Georgia Wareham. Australia did suffer a blow in Jess Jonassen who was down with Covid-19 but now has regrouped with the unit.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Skipper, Meg Lanning has been enjoying a purple patch and is doing well with consistent performances to back it up and stretch the run.
Opener, Beth Mooney is best suited to the T20I format. The left-handed at the top provides Australia with great starts as she charges back on the opposition attacks.
Pace all-rounder, Tahlia McGrath has been on an unbelievable run ever since her debut last summer against India. Both with ball and bat she’s made it a habit to win games for Australia.
Spinner, Alana King is just another in-form player for Australia. She’s been bowling beautifully and in the recently concluded Tri-series was the pick of bowlers.
STREAMING DETAILS (IN AUSTRALIA)
Cricket games at the Commonwealth Games can be watched live and free on Channel 7.
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