Harmanpreet Kaur will be the key for India and she will be looking to repeat her heroics against New Zealand in 2018. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Harmanpreet Kaur's Indian cricket team started their ICC Women's World T20 campaign on the ultimate high as they defeated defending and four-time champions Australia by 17 runs. Poonam Yadav was the star with 4/19 and she was ably supported by Deepti Sharma's unbeaten 49 and valuable bowling contributions from Shikha Pandey and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. A win for India women's cricket team in their next games against Bangladesh and New Zealand will help them seal a spot in the playoffs. For New Zealand, they started their campaign on a high with a seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka as Sophie Devine continued on her record-breaking run with a sixth consecutive fifty-plus score. New Zealand and India squared off in the 2018 ICC Women's World T20 where they were undone by a superb century from Harmanpreet and she will be the key yet again as India look to create history in the 2020 edition of the ICC Women's World T20.
India Predicted XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia(w), Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
New Zealand Predicted XI: Sophie Devine(c), Rachel Priest(w), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Katey Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr
India vs New Zealand ICC Women's World T20, 9th Match: Weather Forecast
The weather is expected to be partly cloud with a maximum temperature of 21 degrees at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. Rain is expected to stay away and since it will be a day game, there will be no dew on offer.
This match is an even contest with both teams having match-winners. Harmanpreet Kaur hurt New Zealand last time in the 2018 World T20 with a brilliant century but New Zealand have a run-machine in the form of Sophie Devine. Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad have the edge against New Zealand bowler's, who are reliant on Amelia Kerr and Leah Tahuhu. India's bowlers give Harmanpret Kaur the edge.
India vs New Zealand ICC Women's World T20, 9th Match: Live Streaming
One can watch India vs New Zealand ICC Women's World T20, 9th Match live streaming on Hotstar in India. The TV broadcast of the match will take place on Star Sports Network which includes Star Sports 1 and Star Spots 3 Hindi. The match will begin at 9:30 AM and it will be played at the Junction Oval.
India vs New Zealand ICC Women's World T20, 9th Match: Dream 11 Predictions
Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Leah Tahuhu, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Maddy Green