On tours of England and Australia this year, Shafali was peppered with short balls and she didn't look particularly comfortable against them.
The 25-year-old did not have the best of times in the home series against South Africa, which marked the Indian team's return to international cricket in COVID times, before she found her rhythm on away tours of England and Australia
The last global women's event played was the T20 World Cup in Australia in March 2020 when the hosts won by beating India in the final.
Smriti Mandhana ideal choice to lead India women's team after Mithali Raj retires, says ex-skipper Shantha Rangaswamy
Mandhana, who has played four Tests, 62 ODIs and 84 T20s, was last seen in the Women's Big Bash in Australia where she also scored a hundred against Melbourne Renegades.
The India opener said the performances put in by the bowling unit, led by Jhulan Goswami in the ODIs and one-off Test and by Shikha Pandey in the T20Is, was the biggest positive for the India women's cricket team in their recent multi-format series in Australia.
There are as many as eight Indian players featuring in the Women's Big Bash this season and the leading stars also feature in the Hundred in the UK.
The 30-year-old diminutive India wrist spinner joined the Brisbane side to fill the spot left by the withdrawal of New Zealand star Amelia Kerr.
Currently, 38-year-old veteran Mithali Raj is the captain of the India's Test and ODI side while Harmanpreet Kaur, 32, is in charge of the T20I team.
India, who played their first long format game against Australia in 15 years, had also drawn their last Test against England in June. That was their first red ball game in seven years.
As per rules of multi-format series, both teams settled for two points. The series score stands at 6-4 in Australia's favour.
India's appearance in the 2017 ODI World Cup final embedded women's cricket into the consciousness of cricket fans in the country. But if BCCI and India aim to win the World Cup, a women's IPL will go a long way in helping them in the process.
Haynes, who had hit an unbeaten 93 in the home team's convincing nine-wicket thrashing of India in the series-opener, was taken for scans.
India take on Australia in the second of the three one-day internationals in Mackay, Queensland. Know all the details related to the 2nd India vs Australia ODI here.
Highlights Australia Women vs India Women 1st ODI, Full Cricket Score: Dominant Aussies register 25th win on the trot
Australia Women Vs India Women, 1st ODI Live Cricket Score Updates: More Sneh Rana. Haynes goes for a sweep on the first ball, but miscues it a bit, gets the single though. Lanning's turn to try a sweep, and hers is immaculately executed, she sends it through square leg with ease, that's a boundary. Single and a double to finish the over.
Coach Ramesh Powars aid it is high time India start scoring 250 consistently to compete with the likes of England and Australia.
India take on Australia in the first of the three one-day internationals in Mackay, Queensland, with an eye on the Women's World Cup in New Zealand next year
Harmanpreet suffered the injury before the warm-up game against Australia on Saturday.
India vs Australia ODI preview: Mithali Raj-led visitors take on mighty Aussies with eye on World Cup
The middle-order, especially in the absence of Harmanpreet Kaur who has been ruled out of the series opener, will be under focus as India face an Australian team on a 22-match unbeaten streak
The India women's cricket team is set to make their pink-ball debut in the upcoming tour of Australia, and former chief selector Hemlata Kala believes the team certainly can come out on top against the mighty Aussies.
Taniya Bhatia, wicket-keeper and batter with Indian team, says the Indian women's cricket team is excited to play in the pink-ball Test.