India vs Australia: The demons of World Cup finals will once again haunt the Indian women’s cricket team when they will lock horns with their Aussie counterparts. The heartbreaking loss that the team suffered in the 2017 world cup final will surely stir the players on the mental front.
If you look at the records of both the teams, T20 World cup, in particular, there’s a complete mismatch. Aussie women have been on a carnage winning the trophy 4 times, on the other hand, it’s the maiden final birth for the Indian ladies.
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This is the only positive India could draw before the showdown. Indian women have beaten their arch-rivals quite comfortably in the group stage match. The Indian skipper Harmanpreet also loves batting against Australia, nobody could forget her unbeaten 171 against them in 2017 semis in which she was pelting sixes all around the park.
The ball is in the court of Australia
From here on the final is for Australia to lose, they only have to play their normal game which they have been playing over the decade or so. They undoubtedly are the red hot favorites to clinch the title from here on.
Talking of the valorous Indian side
Indian team is yet to be defeated in this tournament and they would like to prolong their winning run. The fact that they have got the better of their counterparts in the group stage matchup is something to be boastful about.
If India is looking to get the better of Australia this Sunday, personal heroics will be of no good. You cannot expect a certain Harmanpreet or a certain Shefali Verma, or a certain Smriti Mandhana to win you a game against the four-time champion side.
At least 4-5 players will have to bring their A-game. With the other players chipping in at crucial junctures of the game to make India stand a chance in the big matchup.
Australia will be without their Talismanic all-rounder Ellyse Perry who has the capability of turning the match on its head single-handedly.
Being brutally honest, it is going to be an agonizingly uphill task for the young Indian side to come victorious over the Aussies. That too in their backyard in front of their home crowd that will literally play as a 12th man.