Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-07 01:43:00
The New Zealand Women's cricket team will be hosting India for a three-match ODI series. The last time these two teams met was in the ICC Women's World Cup last year, where India beat the Kiwis by 5 wickets. However, it should be noted that this was just one match out of many that were played during the tournament between these two teams. Here are our top picks for your NZ W vs IND W Dream11 team:
Poonam Yadav (VC)
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When selecting your captain and vice-captain for the game, you should be looking for two specific qualities. The first being that they are good players with plenty of runs or wickets in their account. The second being that they play in contrasting conditions or teams. An example would be Virat Kohli playing against Australia in India. If you were to select him as captain, this would mean he would face most of his opposition’s bowling on a flat pitch and therefore not get many chances at runs or wickets himself. This is not ideal when trying to make a Dream11 team because all other players will have more opportunities than Kohli does during this match and therefore it is likely that another player will outscore him due to more chances created by their team’s batting order position (i.e., KL Rahul batting first as an opener for India). Therefore, if picking a captain from one team then it is best not pick someone who plays too much on flat pitches as they may not receive many opportunities throughout the game at scoring runs or taking wickets themselves due to how much tougher their own bowler’s teammates have had it whilst facing opposition batsmen who often open up play early which means fewer opportunities exist later on during innings where batsmen need time before coming off strike by running between wickets etcetera."
Here are our top five picks for your NZ W vs IND W Dream11 team:
Smriti Mandhana (c) - She smashed an unbeaten 103 off only 66 balls against Australia in the World Cup opener, and was easily India's standout player in that game. She also scored a century against Australia earlier this year at the T20 Tri-Series. We expect her to do well again here, so start with Mandhana in your team!
Jemimah Rodrigues - This young batswoman has been excellent for India at number three, where she often partners up with Harmanpreet Kaur or Mithali Raj at the top of their order. Rodrigues has played six ODIs so far, scoring 152 runs at an average of 50, including one fifty and two centuries (both against Sri Lanka). We think she'll continue her good form here too.
Sophie Devine - Devine scored a brilliant 78 off just 41 deliveries against Pakistan last week; it was her first half-century of the tournament and we don't expect much dropoff from here on out either! Our tip for one of NZ's main contributors over this series would be Devine herself!
Smriti Mandhana (Vice-captain)
Smriti Mandhana is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler. She is the first Indian woman cricketer to score a double century in ODIs. She is a member of the Indian national team since 2010.
Jemimah Rodrigues (Captain)
Jemimah Rodrigues is a young prospect who is a part of the Indian team for the ICC Women's World Cup. She has a decent batting average of 32.25 and has scored three fifties in her last nine ODIs.
Sophie Devine is an all-rounder for New Zealand Women. She is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler.
One of the most aggressive players in women's cricket, Sophie Devine has established herself as a proven performer at the international stage. She has been praised for her aggressive and dominating batting style which can pose problems to any bowling attack on any given day.
With consistent performances, Devine has managed to get many accolades including being named ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2015 and also won Player of the Tournament at 2017 Women’s World Cup Qualifier held in Ireland.*
Suzie Bates is a right-handed batsman, wicketkeeper and right-arm off-break bowler. She is one of the most experienced players in the current New Zealand Women’s squad.
Bates was born on 12th August 1986 in Dunedin, New Zealand. She made her international debut against Australia in 2005 and has been representing her country ever since then.
As a Wicket-keeper batswoman, Lea Tahuhu is a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler. She has played 10 ODIs and 2 T20Is so far in her career. She scored 20 runs in the last ODI match against England.