According to former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar, “Captain Harmanpreet Kaur has just risen to another level” since taking over as captain of the Indian women’s team across formats

Sthalekar believes that Harmanpreet Kaur has “just risen to another level.” At No. 4, Harmanpreet continues to provide the middle order with that stability in the shortest format.

Sthalekar wants Yastika Bhatia, a wicketkeeper, to bat at No. 1 now that the top order is set. 5 in favor of Australia.

In the Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy, which just came to a close, the southpaw scored 203 runs in just four innings and is in some fantastic form.

For Cricbuzz, Lisa Sthalekar gave a preview of the T20I series between the India Women and the Australia Women as follows:

Then at number one Yastika Bhatia may be given the 5 position ahead of other candidates based on her performance.

She is deserving of a chance, as demonstrated by her Challenger Trophy scores of 80 and 99.

Lisa Sthalekar is of the opinion that Jemimah Rodrigues will have an excellent series.

She won the Women’s Asia Cup and claimed the third spot in the shortest format.

Lisa Sthalekar thinks that Rodrigues’ experience playing against a lot of different teams in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will help her prepare for what lies ahead.

Sthalekar stated on this point, She has an idea that the opponents played in the WBBL.

How has India performed against Australia in home T20Is?

India lost by 29 runs in Australia’s five-match T20I tour of India in 2012:

18 March 2012: Australia batted first in the first T20I match, and Meg Lanning (34) and Jess Duffin (67) scored runs to help Australia score 138/4.

India responded with starts from Mithali Raj (11) and captain Anjum Chopra (24); Harmanpreet Kaur scored the most runs with 57 as India finished on 109/8.

In the opening match, which Australia won by 29 runs, Lisa Sthalekar took the most wickets with three.

India fell 8 wickets short: 19 March 2012:

In the second Twenty20 International, India batted first and scored runs from opener Amita Sharma (28 runs) and captain Anjum Chopra (33) before Mithali Raj (18 runs) and Veda Krishnamurthy (15 runs) raised India’s total to 111/3.

In response, Australia once more relied on the same pair of Meg Lanning (40) and Jess Duffin (68*) to win the match in 17.2 overs with 8 wickets remaining.

India fell 63 runs short: 21 March 2012:

Australia batted first in the third Twenty20 International, and openers Meg Lanning (42) and Alyssa Healy (90) gave the team a reassuring start.

Alex Blackwell finished with a 14*, which helped Australia post 151/2 on board.

India fell 10 wickets short: 22 March 2012:

India batted first in the fourth Twenty20 International, and Harmanpreet Kaur led the way with a score of 32 (41), while starts from Anjum Chopra (16), Veda Krishnamurthy (11) and Shubhlakshmi Sharma (10) helped India finish the game on 85.

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