India-Australia series kick starts from September 21 and the two teams will lock horns against each other in a multi-format affair that will include three ODIs, a pink-ball Test, and three T20Is.
|September 21, 2021||5.35am||1st ODI||
Harrup Park, Mackay
|September 24, 2021||8.45am||2nd ODI|
|September 26, 2021||5.35am||3rd ODI|
|September 30 – October 3, 2021||11.30am||One-off Test||
Carrara Oval, Queensland
|October 7, 2021||2.10pm||1st T20I|
|October 9, 2021||1.40pm||2nd T20I|
|October 10, 2021||1.40pm||3rd T20I|
India (ODI and Test): Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Yastika Bhatia, Meghna Singh, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia, Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht
India (T20I): Renuka Singh Thakur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia, Meghna Singh, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav
Australia: Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Annabel Sutherland, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Georgia Redmayne, Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Hannah Darlington, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
India: Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Yastika Bhatia
Australia: Georgia Redmayne, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Hannah Darlington
Head to Head
Australia has dominated India across formats which is evident from their success in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Out of the nine Tests that the two sides have played, Australia have won four and four matches have ended in a draw. India will look to open their account with a win in the longest format during the pink ball Test that will be played from September 30 to October 3.
In the ODIs, Australian eves have won 37 out of the 46 games, while the Women in Blue have managed to win just nine. The shortest format too sees a similar trend with Australia leading the head-to-head stats with 14 games to 6.
|Format||Played||India won||Australia won||Draw||Last Played|
|Tests||9||4||5||(last played in 2006)|
|ODIs||46||9||37||(last played in 2018)|
|T20Is||20||6||14||(last played in 2020)|
Performance in the last 5 matches
India’s performance in the last five ODIs has been dismal. Mithali Raj and co. have won just one out of their last five matches. Their T20I performance is a tad better as Harmanpreet Kaur has led the side to two wins in five outings.
Australia, on the other hand, has had a wonderful run in the ODIs having won five out of their five games. Their T20I performance has been ordinary as they have had a 1:1 win-loss ratio.
|South Africa||L||(home)||New Zealand||W||(home)|
|South Africa||L||New Zealand||W|
|South Africa||W||(home)||New Zealand||L||(home)|
|South Africa||L||New Zealand||W|
Players to watch out for
India: Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Australia: Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner
|India vs Australia||Australia vs India|
|ODIs||Mithali Raj||33||968||2||Ellyse Perry||17||415||32|
|Harmanpreet Kaur||14||506||3||Meg Lanning||12||489|
|Smriti Mandhana||7||297||Alyssa Healy||9||265|
|Jhulan Goswami||29||239||26||Ashleigh Gardner||5||42||7|
|Deepti Sharma||5||110||4||Beth Mooney||5||136|
|Shikha Pandey||8||87||15||Rachael Haynes||6||146||3|
|T20Is||Harmanpreet Kaur||19||421||2||Ellyse Perry||17||182||22|
|Smriti Mandhana||11||395||Meg Lanning||16||435||1|
|Deepti Sharma||8||126||10||Alyssa Healy||16||356|
|Poonam Yadav||7||1||12||Ashleigh Gardner||8||229||5|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||7||4||10||Beth Mooney||11||392|
|Shafali Verma||5||95||Rachael Haynes||12||85||1|
All the statistics are sourced from ESPN Cricinfo
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