Cricket match date: 10th February 2019
Cricket match time: 08:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: India Women tour of New Zealand
Team A: New Zealand women
Team B: IND Women
Team A Captain: AE Satterthwaite
Team B Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur
Cricket Match Preview:
By winning the second T20 international cricket game as well, New Zealand women have won the T20 series. It has been a good comeback for them after their loss in the ODI cricket series in their own backyard. India, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their performance in this cricket series.
India women had come into this cricket series after a successful World T20 cricket tournament played in West Indies. They had ended up as a semifinalist under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur. They collapsed spectacularly in the first T20 cricket game after being in a very strong position and then, in the second cricket game, the cricket game went to the last ball but once again the result went against them.
India did not play Mithali Raj in any of those two cricket games. Raj has not played in three consecutive cricket games including the semifinal of World T20, which India have lost. Questions will once again be asked of the team management on what they think about the future of the star performer. If they have decided that there is no room for India’s greatest batter, then perhaps it is the time for her to move on.
New Zealand’s women team will be pleased with their performance in this cricket series. Leadership had not proved to be easy for the new skipper, Amy Satterthwaite, after their skipper for a long time, Suzie Bates, relinquished it last year. But this series win would give her immense confidence for the games to be played ahead.
With the series already decided, both cricket teams will now look to try out some new players in the T20 series to give them the feel of International cricket. This cricket series will give them the opportunity to find which players can be a good option for ODI cricket as well. With the likes of experienced Suzie Bates succeeding for New Zealand, perhaps it is time for India’s Mithali Raj to be included into the playing eleven as well.
Cricket Match Information:
New Zealand women and India Women will be taking on each other in the 3rd and final T20 cricket game of the series at Hamilton. New Zealand women have already won the cricket series by winning the first two cricket games. India women will be looking to avoid the clean sweep.
New Zealand Women
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
New Zealand women have won the T20 cricket series after the world T20 debacle. Our prediction is that they might undergo some changes to their playing eleven as they have already won the cricket series.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Suzie Bates
- CA Gurrey
- SFM Devine
- AE Satterthwaite
- KJ Martin
- Katie Martin
- Amelia Kerr
- LMM Tahuhu
- FL Mackay
- HM Rowe
- RA Mair
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India women have been led by Harmanpreet Kaur in this cricket series. They have lost the cricket series now and our prediction is they might choose Mithali Raj for this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of India Women’s playing XI:
- Mithali Raj
- Smriti Mandhana
- JL Rodrigues
- Harmanpreet Kaur
- D Hemalatha
- DB Sharma
- AA Patil
- RP Yadav
- T Bhatia
- A Reddy
- Poonam Yadav
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Suzie Bates proved to be the match winner for New Zealand in the last T20 cricket game. After giving up the captaincy, it was crucial for her to keep scoring runs. Our prediction is of another good performance from her in the next game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket T20 played here produced the scores of 194 and 192 by England and New Zealand, respectively. Our prediction is of a high-scoring cricket game between the two sides with the scores of around 160. Conditions are expected to be dry.
New Zealand women will begin the cricket game as favourites. They have already won this cricket series. India, on the other hand, do not seem to have recovered from their controversy during the World T20 tournament. Hence, our prediction is of New Zealand’s continuous domination in the next cricket game as well.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Suzie Bates (NZ) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Poonam Yadav (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Suzie Bates (NZ)
New Zealand women – 1.80
India women – 1.80
*odds may change anytime