India, Australia women all set for much-anticipated D/N Test

Carrara (Queensland): After an enthralling One-day International series, the focus of the multi-format series between India Women and Australia now shifts to the one-off D/N Test to be played at the Metricon Stadium in Carrara from September 30.

The hosts will be confident after a 2-1 victory in the ODI series, but will have to cope with the absence of some crucial players. Opener Rachael Haynes joined the long list of players, who will be unavailable for selection for the match. 

For India, it will be how they embrace the unknown which will determine their performance in the match, as this will be their first tryst with the pink ball in a day-night Test match.

The last time these two sides faced off in a Test match was way back in 2006. Playing in Adelaide, Australia registered a victory by an innings and four runs. Batting first, Australia scored 250 on a lively pitch, courtesy of Lisa Sthalekar’s 72.

On the eve of the match Australian skipper Meg Lanning said, “We’re all looking forward to kicking off the first of many to come, hopefully, it’s not just a one-off and we can go and play a Test in India over the next few years. I think that would be a really cool thing to do, hopefully, it’s just the start of something really special.”

India’s Test skipper Mithali Raj said, “It’s a different experience for us to play with the pink ball in a day-night game. Usually, the Test is played in the day and what we played against England was with the red ball. So it is going to be very different.”

Image courtesy of (Indian Express)

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