The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is currently being played in South Africa. The first semi-final of the Women’s T20 World Cup will be played on Thursday (February 23) between India and Australia. The two teams will face each other at the Newlads ground in Cape Town. India finished second in Group B, while Australia finished first in Group A. It will not be as easy for the Indian team to overcome the Australian team in the semi-final match.
Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team won three matches in the group stage of the World Cup, while the team lost one match. England were the only team to beat the Indian team in the group stage. Also, on the other hand, the Australian women’s team did not accept a single defeat in the group stage. However, it is certain that Australia will give a tough challenge to the Indian team in the semi-final match. If we look at the previous statistics of both the teams, it can be seen that Australia’s Pardee is heavier than India’s.
So far 30 T20 International matches have been played between India and Australia women’s teams. Out of these matches, Australia has won 22 matches while Indian team has won only 7 matches. One of the remaining matches did not get a result. However, the Indian women’s team has also given good percentages to Australia many times. Since his T20I against New Zealand in March 2021, he has lost only twice in all three forms of cricket. Interestingly, Australia has accepted both these defeats in front of India.
The Indian women’s team has lost two finals against Australia in the last three years. India and Australia women’s players have met in the T20 World Cup 2020. Harmanpreet Kaur led India lost by 85 runs in this match. Apart from that, Australia defeated India by 9 runs in the final match of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games last year. The last match between India and Australia was played in December 2022. The Australian team has arrived in India for a five-match T20I series. Host India had to accept a humiliating defeat of 1-4 in this series. In this case, the semi-final match of the World Cup on Thursday can be very exciting. (Australia will be a tough challenge for India in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023)