Australia Women go up against India Women in Group A of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Friday, July 29, at Edgbaston, Birmingham from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Australia Women are currently ranked first in the ICC Women's T20 Team Rankings. They are the favourites to win the gold medal in this tournament. The Aussies are unbeaten in all formats in 2022. They recently beat Ireland Women twice in the Tri-Nation Series earlier this month and topped the points table. 

The Indian women’s cricket team recently beat Sri Lanka Women in the island nation in the WT20I series. Harmanpreet Kaur was the top run-scorer and Radha Yadav was the top wicket-taker for the Indian team in that series. They lost the series against the Aussies in this format last year in Australia. India reached the final in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

Women’s cricket features in the Commonwealth Games for the first time in this edition. All the matches will be played in the T20 format. Top two teams from Group A and Group B progress to the semifinals.

Australia Women vs India Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Australia Women: 1.22, India Women: 4.10 

Bet365 odds: Australia Women: 1.28, India Women: 3.75

Betwinner odds: Australia Women: 1.27, India Women: 3.68

10CRIC odds: Australia Women: 1.18, India Women: 3.67

Betway odds: Australia Women: 1.22, India Women: 4.00 

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Australia Women vs India Women head-to-head

The Australian women’s cricket team have dominated this head-to-head, winning 16 of the 23 matches against India Women in this format. The Indian team has won six and one match has ended without a result.

Australia Women have won the last three completed matches against the Indian side. India Women last beat the Australians in this format in February 2020 in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup group stage encounter.

Australia Women vs India Women probable playing XI

Australia Women: Alyssa Healy (wicket-keeper), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (captain), Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardener, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt.

India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Harleen Deol, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh.

Australia Women vs India Women top picks

Australia Women: Alyssa Healy is the top pick in this encounter. The opening batter has scored 364 runs against India Women in this format at an average of 26 and a strike-rate of 144.44. She has four half-centuries against the Indians including the unbeaten knock of 75 in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2020 Final. 

India Women: Harmanpreet Kaur is the player to watch out for from the Indian team. The captain has scored 474 runs at an average of 24.94 and picked up three wickets against Australia Women in this format. The all-rounder averages 52 with the bat in this format in 2022.

Australia Women vs India Women Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction 

Australia Women have a dominant head-to-head record against India Women and are currently the top-ranked Women’s T20 team in the world. They are the clear favourites to win the opening match of their campaign.

India Women have been in good form of late but have historically struggled against the Australian team. They will be the underdogs in this match but have the ability to surprise the Aussies.

Australia Women vs India Women Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 25°C

Precipitation: 6%

Humidity: 77%

Wind: 7 km/h