India and Australia will clash against each other in the first semifinal of the Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023 on Thursday, February 23 at The Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. This is going to be a tough game for the Women in Blue as they will face the no.1 ranked T20I team in the world.
Australia have topped their group and remained unbeaten in the first round of the ongoing tournament. India might need some individual performance from the players in order to qualify for the final. Here we will take a look at the predicted playing XI for the semifinal.
India’s star opener and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana played a breathtaking knock in India’s last group match against Ireland. The star left-hander will look to continue her brilliant form in the semifinal match against Australia on February 23. However, her explosive opening partner Shafali Verma hasn’t found her rhythm yet.
India will surely need Verma’s services in order to get an aggressive start. Jemimah Rodrigues played a brilliant inning in the first match against Pakistan but couldn’t do anything special after that. She will also look to get back in rhythm in the must-win game.
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