An inconsistent Indian women’s cricket team takes on Australia women in match 18 of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, March 19.
A four-wicket defeat against England in their previous outing has dented India’s chances of qualifying for the knockouts. With their net run rate now down to 0.632 from 1.333, there’s little margin for error for the Mithali Raj-led team moving ahead in the tournament.
In order to stay in contention, India women will have to ideally win all of their remaining three matches or at the very least win two and not lose the other by a big margin. Australia, on the other hand, are unbeaten in the tournament and are under no pressure whatsoever heading into the contest on Saturday.
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India women vs Australia women recent form
While India head into the clash on the back of a defeat, Australia have won all of their four games so far. The Women in Blue have already lost two games and currently sit third in the standings.
India women: L, W, L, W
Australia women: W, W, W, W
India women vs Australia women cricket head-to-head
India women and Australia women have played a total of 49 ODI matches in the past, with the latter enjoying an upper hand with 39 wins. India, on the other hand, have won just 10 matches.
India women vs Australia women prediction for ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Although India women won their previous meeting against Australia, the latter are expected to start as outright favourites on Saturday given that they are yet to drop points in the tournament. Furthermore, they have won five of their last six meetings with India.
India, on the other hand, have lower odds of winning, but the team has shown that they can beat any opponent on their day in the past. They have already defeated West Indies in the ongoing competition and there is no shortage of individual brilliance in the team. That said, what India needs to do is figure out how to click collectively as a team.
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