Australia women to face Anuja Patil-led India A in practice game ahead of ODI series against Mithali Raj and Co

Ahead of their three-match ODI rubber against hosts India, the Australian women's outfit would look to get a feel of the conditions when they take on Indian women's A team in a 50-over game in Mumbai on Tuesday.

PTI, March 05, 2018

Mumbai: Ahead of their three-match ODI rubber against hosts India, the Australian women's outfit would look to get a feel of the conditions when they take on Indian women's A team in a 50-over game in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The match is a tune-up to the Australian women's team's three-match One-Day series against the hosts to be played in Vadodara from 12 March.

The visitors warmed up at the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) Bandra-Kurla Complex facility on Sunday and Monday, where the two practice games are scheduled to be held.

Australia will take on India in a three-ODI series starting 12 March. Reuters

Australia will take on India in a three-ODI series starting 12 March. Reuters

The visitors are led by veteran batter Meg Lanning. They would also use the match to adapt to the conditions and the weather in Mumbai where a T20 tri-series, also involving England, is to be played from 22 March.

The Aussies have also not played any international cricket after the Ashes tour against England which was held Down Under.

"All the girls have been looking forward to it and it's nice to get couple of training days for adapting to the conditions and getting used to it, the different pitches.

"That's the key of the first few days and then getting to the matches," said skipper Lanning.

"We've got some good variety of spinners. I guess these two matches will give us a chance to know how they perform," she added.

India A is to be led by all-rounder Anuja Patil.

India A squad: Anuja Patil (c), Priya Punia, Sarika Koli, Dayalan Hemalatha, Neha Tanwar, Tanushree Sarkar, Nishu Choudhary, Kavita Patil, Meghna Singh, Shanti Kumari, Nuzhat Parween (wk), T P Kanwar, Preeti Bose, S Asha.

Australia ODI squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

Updated Date: Mar 05, 2018





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2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
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3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
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