India women’s team is set to tour Australia for a bilateral series in September this year. The tour was scheduled for January this year but had to be originally postponed in December 2020. The series was to feature 3 ODIs.
Indian women’s team last played in Australia when they participated in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and were part of the record-setting final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where more than 80,000 fans saw them take on hosts Australia in a losing effort.
They returned back to the action against South African women at home but were thrashed badly in both the ODI and T20I series. Their rust and lack of preparation were evident as the eves failed to show fluency in all departments of the game and looked unprepared.
We Have Got A Tour Against India In Mid-September: Australia Pacer Megan Schutt
A report on the Cricket Australia website at the time said the series, rescheduled for the 2021-22 season, would be expanded to include three T20Is. Cricket Australia is yet to make any official announcement regarding the India women’s tour to Australia like schedules or make-up of the series.
However, Australia pacer Megan Schutt revealed this engagement a recent podcast that her side’s next assignment would be against India.
“We have got a tour against India in mid-September. So, there’s a couple of camps. I believe we are doing one in Darwin, which will be really cool… and then the tour against India. And then pretty much from there things get crazy with Big Bash, WNCL, Ashes, World Cup, and hopefully the Commonwealth Games,” Schutt said on No Balls: The Cricket Podcast, hosted by Kate Cross and Alex Hartley, in an episode aired on May 13.
Meanwhile, Indian women will be touring England for an all format tour which includes a one-off Test match, which will be the first between the two sides since 2014.
The tour gets underway on June 16 with a one-off Test in Bristol. Three ODIs and as many T20Is follow, with the tour ending on July 15. After that, it is expected that the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, and Shafali Verma will remain in England for the inaugural edition of the Hundred tournament which be will be played from July 21 to August 21.
The Indian eves including Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav will also be seen in the seventh edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) which is likely to be played in the usual October-November window.