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AU-A-W vs IN-A-W, 1st ODI
December 12th, 5:30 AM IST
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Pitch Report for AU-A-W vs IN-A-W
The pitch is very good for batting as seen in the WBBL Finals. Spinners will come into play as the game progresses with batting first being the ideal choice upon winning the toss. Pacers will get extra bounce as well with change of pace being key.
Weather Report for AU-A-W vs IN-A-W
The weather should be clear for the duration of this game with the temperature hovering around 34 degrees Celsius. A few clouds are also expected to make an appearance with bouts of rain expected throughout the day as well.
Injuries: No injuries were reported
Probable Playing XI
Australia A-side is filled with in-form players from the WBBL. While the onus will be on Erin Burns and Bridget Patterson to deliver the goods with the bat, Phoebe Litchfield and Georgia Redmayne will also feature in the middle order. Tahlia McGrath adds to the balance of the side with Heather Graham also capable of tonking a few towards the end. Their bowling unit is well equipped with Molly Strano and Belinda Vakarewa in their ranks.
Bridget Patterson, Georgia Redmayne, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Tahlia Wilson, Erin Burns, Heather Graham, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Belinda Vakarewa, Molly Strano and Amanda Jade Wellington
India A themselves have a lot of experience in their ranks with Sushma Verma and Veda Krishnamurthy having prior experience playing here. Young, Shafali Verma, who had a sensational outing against West Indies earlier in the year, is set to open the batting alongside Priya Punia. The likes of Harleen Deol and Devika Vaidya also add to the batting might. Arundhati Reddy leads the bowling attack with the duo of Anuja Patil and Mansi Joshi being critical to their cause.
Priya Punia, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Veda Krishnamurthy, Dayalan Hemalatha, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma, Arundhati Reddy, Mansi Joshi, Anuja Patil and Tanuja Kanwer.
Top Picks for AU-A-W vs IN-A-W:
Shafali Verma and Phoebe Litchfield have impressed with their ability to score quick runs in the top order. While Litchfield became the youngest player to score a WBBL fifty, Shafali Verma’s tally of 158 runs in five games on tricky tracks in West Indies should give her confidence. The likes of Heather Graham and Maitlan Brown also find a place while Veda Krishnamurthy is a must have in the side. Bridget Patterson also finds a place in the side while much is expected from Devika Vaidya. Belinda Vakarewa is preferred over Molly Strano and is expected to back her WBBL performance, where she picked twenty wickets in thirteen games.
1. Erin Burns
2. Shafali Verma
3. Devika Vaidya
Dream11 Team for AU-A-W vs IN-A-W:
Sushma Verma, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Bridget Patterson, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Shafali Verma, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Phoebe Litchfield, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Heather Graham, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Erin Burns, Points: 80-82, Grade: A+
Maitlan Brown, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Devika Vaidya, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Veda Krishnamurthy, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Arundhati Reddy, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Belinda Vakarewa, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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