India-W vs Australia-W
5th T20I Match Prediction & Tips
Time: 20 Dec, 07:00 PM (IST)
Series: 5th T20i Match
Venue: Brabourne Stadium – Mumbai, India
Shafali Verma hit a half-century on this pitch earlier in the series and she is our tip for India Women’s highest run scorer in this match.
Ellyse Perry has been in excellent form at this venue and the all-rounder is well worth backing as Australia Women’s highest run scorer against India Women.
Alana King will enjoy the pitch conditions in this game and she is a strong choice for Australia Women’s top wicket taker in the final WT20I.
Weather & Pitch Report:
The weather will be clean with a slight cloud. But there is no chance of rain, We can expect a good match between the two sides
The match will be played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. We expect a par score of around 180 with spinners likely to get plenty of turns from the surface in this game.
Although the series has already gone, India Women still have plenty to play for in this match as they search for their first win without the help of a Super Over. They have been second-best across the series and the seven-run margin of defeat on Saturday made the game look closer than it actually was.
India Women have made totals of 172-5, 187-5, 151-7 and 181-5 with their batters producing competitive scores in every match. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur top scored with 46 runs from 30 balls on Saturday but we expect one of the top three of Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues to deliver in this final match of the series.
India Women’s bowlers could only squeeze out three Australia Women wickets in the fourth WT20I. Off-spinner Deepti Sharma took 2-35 with Radha Yadav getting the other dismissal. With the pitch likely to turn again on Tuesday, Sharma will need to be treated with respect by the Australian batters.
Another series win for Australia Women and, with their focused mentality, they will be going all out for another victory to finish the series with a 4-1 score. Although plenty of players have had strong moments, Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry have been the standout players for the visitors and will be key again in this final match.
Beth Mooney top scored with two unbeaten scores in the 80s across the opening two games before all-rounder Ellyse Perry took over with successive scores in the 70s in the matches at the Brabourne Stadium. We expect both those batters to be prize wickets in this game.
Ashleigh Gardner was the standout bowler for Australia Women on Saturday. The off-spinner returned figures of 2-20 and picked up the wickets of Smriti Mandhana and Devika Vaidya. Leg-spinner Alana King also took two wickets and both spinners will be dangerous on this pitch in this match.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c)
Richa Ghosh (wk)
Renuka Thakur Singh
A Healy (c & wk)
India Women have been competitive in this series but have been second best to Australia Women across large parts. We do not expect Australia Women to let-up in their intensity in this match and are backing them to win this final fixture to take the series 4-1.
Australia Women are favorites to beat India Women
IND-W Team Form:
India Women have not won a game in this series without a Super Over and Australia Women have been on top for large parts of the series.
Australia Women are the form side in all formats and have looked very strong across this series.
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Devika Vaidya, Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Anjali Sarvani, Renuka Thakur Singh, Sabbhineni Meghana, Meghna Singh, Yastika Bhatia, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Alyssa Healy (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Annabel Sutherland, Heather Graham, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Amanda Wellington, Phoebe Litchfield, Kim Garth, Nicola Carey