After a riveting pink ball Test match India and Australia women now face off in a three match T20 series starting on Thursday. All the focus will shift from negotiating the pink ball under lights to hitting the white ball out of the ground.
After dominating the Test and pushing Australia to the brink in the ODI series, India will be keen to win the T20 series. Australia will start as farm favourites and one of the main reasons for simply due to their batting prowess in the short format of the game.
From the table below it is evident that Australia’s top five batters hit more boundaries and have better strike-rates against their Indian counterparts.
Australia TOP 5 (Overall T20 record including domestic – WBBL, Super League & internationals)
India TOP 5 (Overall T20 record including domestic – WBBL, Super League & Internationals)
Australia not only holds an advantage in terms of experience but also in the strike-rate departments. Australia has three players with a strike-rate of 120 or more while India only has two (both openers). On another note apart from the openers none of Indian batter have a strike-rate in access of 110.
AUSTRALIA PRIME T20 BOWLERS
In terms of bowling Australia have an abundance of options in both spin and pace department. We look at some of the numbers from the last edition (2020) of the WBBL for the Australian bowlers.