The India and Australia women’s series is going to kick off tomorrow with the first ODI to be played at Mackay. This is a huge series for both teams in the lead-up to the Cricket Women’s World Cup next year, which is to take place in Australia’s neighbouring country, New Zealand. Australia is missing Jess Jonnasen and Megan Schutt in the squad who are the number one and two ODI bowlers respectively.
For India, middle-order Harmanpreet Kaur is going to miss out on the contest due to an injury, which means that Jemimah Rodriguez will probably get the nod to take her place. Australia has won four of the last five meetings between the two squads and it will be interesting to see how the tourists deal with the pacy Australian conditions.