Aussies to bowl first in T20I vs India

Australia have won the toss and will bowl first in Saturday’s women’s Twenty20 international against India on the Gold Coast.

The hosts hold a 7-5 lead in the multi-format series after Thursday’s first T20I was washed out.

A win for Australia at Metricon Stadium would give Meg Lanning’s team an unbeatable lead in the series but if India emerge victorious they will be level going into Sunday’s final T20I.

Both teams are unchanged from Thursday’s match, in which India were 4-131 in the 16th over before rain brought play to a premature end.

The skies are thankfully clear at the moment, with no rain expected.

Australia allrounder Ellyse Perry will be making her 252nd international appearance, surpassing Alex Blackwell’s record of 251 games for her country.

The match begins at 6.10pm AEST (7.10pm AEDT).

Australia: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (capt), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington, Tayla Vlaeminck.

India: Shafali Verma, Smirti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh.

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