The New Zealand women’s cricket team will take on the world’s top-ranked T20I team Australia in the first of the three-match series at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday, March 28.

Led by Sophie Devine, the White Ferns lost their last T20I series 0-3 against England at the start of this month. They will be boosted by the return of their experienced pacer Lea Tahuhu, who is making an international comeback from her hamstring injury.

However, New Zealand will miss the services of former captain and the leading run-scorer in Women's T20Is, Suzie Bates, who remains sidelined due to her shoulder injury sustained in the Women's Big Bash League last year.

Meanwhile, the Australia women’s cricket team will be confident against the hosts as they had won their last T20I series 2-1, which was against the same opposition in September last year.

The visitors will miss all-rounder Annabel Sutherland, who has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of New Zealand following a stress reaction in her femur. Off-spinner Molly Strano has been named her replacement.

In the head-to-head stats in the shortest format, the record favours Australia women who have won 23 matches against New Zealand women, who have won 20.

New Zealand women vs Australia women T20I squads

New Zealand women’s T20I squad: Sophie Devine (captain), Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Frankie Mackay, Katey Martin (wicket-keeper), Thamsyn Newton, Hannah Rowe

Australia women’s T20I squad: Meg Lanning (captain), Rachael Haynes, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy (wicket-keeper), Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck

New Zealand women vs Australia women T20I schedule, fixtures and live India match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Day, Date


Time (IST)


Sunday, March 28

New Zealand women vs Australia women, 1st T20I

11:40 AM IST

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Tuesday, March 30

New Zealand women vs Australia women, 2nd T20I

07:30 AM IST

McLean Park, Napier

Thursday, April 01

New Zealand women vs Australia women, 3rd T20I

07:30 AM IST

Eden Park, Auckland


Where to watch New Zealand Women vs Australia Women T20I series live in India?  

Live streaming of New Zealand Women vs Australia Women T20I in India will be available on the FanCode app and website.

The three-match T20I series will not be telecast on any TV channels in India.

For New Zealand women vs Australia T20I live scores, visit SportsAdda.

Feature image courtesy: Patrick HAMILTON / AFP