India, England and Australia play a grand rehearsal T20 tri-series just before the Women’s World T20

With just 20 days to go for the much awaited ICC Women’s World T20, Australia, England and India lock horns against each other in a T20 tri-series hosted by the Aussies. This tri-series will be nothing short of a grand rehearsal for the big finale starting February 21.

Each team will play four games, two games each against the same opponent. The two visitors will face off in the first match of the tri-series on January 31 at Canberra. Since the venue for the ICC Women’s World T20 and this tri-series is Australia, the teams would look to acclimatize themselves and try out different combinations that are suited to play in these conditions. The players will get adequate game time and the team management will be in a better position to finalize their playing XI for the World Cup.

Australia and India, especially will benefit a lot from this tri-series as the two teams are placed in Group A of the Women’ World T20. As per the latest ICC Women’s World T20 rankings, Australia is numero uno with England and Indian sitting comfortably at number two and number four positions respectively.

Here is the schedule for the tri-series:

Date Match Venue
Jan 31, Fri England vs India Canberra
Feb 1, Sat Australia vs England Canberra
Feb 2, Sun Australia vs India Canberra
Feb 7, Fri England vs India Melbourne
Feb 8, Sat Australia vs India Melbourne
Feb 9, Sun Australia vs England Melbourne
Feb 12, Wed TBC vs TBC (Final) Melbourne

 

By Juili Ballal

Juilie has played for Mumbai Team while she is also an IIT’ian