A confident Indian women’s cricket team will now go through trials after making their day-night Test debut against Australia in the one-off match starting at Gold Coast on Thursday, a confident Indian women’s cricket team with a stellar performance in the ODIs.
With the third ODI on Sunday and a rest day the next day, the Mithali Raj-led side have got only two practice sessions ahead of the historic Test. The visitors lost 1-2 in the short format series.
The team knows very little about how the bright pink ball will behave during games at Metricon Stadium.
The one-sided Test match will begin on Thursday, 30 September.
Where will the India Women (IND-W) vs Australia Women (AUS-W) one-off Test match be played?
The match will be played at the Carrara Oval in Queensland, Australia.
What time will the India Women (IND-W) vs Australia Women (AUS-W) one-off Test match begin?
The game will start at 10:00 am IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the one-off test match India Women (IND-W) vs Australia Women (AUS-W)?
The match will be broadcast live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD channels in India.
How do I watch live streaming of one-sided test match India Women (IND-W) vs Australia Women (AUS-W)?
Live streaming of all India Women vs Australia Women series matches is available to be live-streamed on SonyLIV app and website.
IND-W vs AUS-W One-sided Test match, India Women’s Probable Playing XI against Australia Women: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (C), Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia or Richa Ghosh (WK), Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey
IND-W vs AUS-W One-sided Test match, Australia Women’s Probable Playing XI against India Women: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Ashley Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington, Darcy Brown
Australia, who played their only day-night Test in November 2017, also enter the game with limited practice but their mighty pace attack will be expected to wreak havoc on the lush green pitch here.
India did well in their first Test in seven years, drawing against England in June, but players and experts agree that the slippery pink ball will pose a very tough challenge for the visitors.
India and Australia last played a Test in 2006 with only Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami involved in that game between current players from both sides.
“I would call it an ordeal for Indians. The players have hardly played with the red ball in the last three to four years. Former India captain and BCCI Apex Council member Shantha Rangaswamy said that the Day-Night Test is a completely different ball game and a much tougher challenge.
“Although Australia has more Test experience than India in recent times, their players have also not played much in the whites. Some of their key players are missing and India showed (in ODIs) that Australia are worth defeating.”
Shantha, who led India to its first Test victory in 1976, also lauded the BCCI for resuming Test cricket for women and expressed hope that two-day red ball cricket would be brought back to domestic cricket.
Harmanpreet Kaur remained unavailable despite being hit in the nets on the eve of the game.