Ind vs NZ, India vs New Zealand Women's T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score Streaming: India take on New Zealand in the opening match of their 2018 World T20 campaign.

India vs New Zealand Women’s T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score: The shortest format has not been too kind to the Indian team — they have made the semifinals twice in five editions, with the last three events only bringing group-stage exits. But different fortunes could await them in the Caribbean. Before the start of this tournament, Harmanpreet Kaur’s team got the better of 50-over world champions England and holders West Indies in warm-up games. This tournament will also be the first big test for head coach Ramesh Powar, who was put in charge after something of a player revolt got rid of Tushar Arothe. It will be the first major tournament for India since pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami quit the T20 scene.

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India vs New Zealand Women’s T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score:

Taniya Bhatia starts proceedings with a four. She has opened the innings with Smriti Mandhana whereas the first over was bowled by Jess Watkin. 

This match will be followed by Australia vs Pakistan. Home team and defending champions West Indies’ match will be in the evening (local time) so that is where the crowds will be seen. 

Add that to that earlier update about why this tournament is important. DRS will be used in a Women’s T20 World Cup for the first time. 

India: Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia(wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(capt), Dayalan Hemalatha (debut), Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy

New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Anna Peterson, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite(capt), Katey Martin(wk), Maddy Green, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu

India have won the toss and Harmanpreet Kaur has chosen to bat first. She says India expect the pitch to slow down in the second innings. India have one medium pacer and four spinners, she says. Amy Satterthwaite says that New Zealand have “a few spinners and depth in the batting order.”

Another biggie rooting for the team.

Dravid’s India A side are also going to face New Zealand’s List A squad in a few day’s time and the men’s batting great shares his message for Harmanpreet and co.

Well, any World Cup is important. The name itself states as much. This one is special in the way that this is the first time that a standalone Women’s World T20 is happening, whereas it was coupled with (and overshadowed by) the men’s tournament. This is hence a chance for the traditional lesser teams of women’s cricket to get some financial boost into their respective domestic setups and a chance for the likes of England, India, South Africa and the West Indies to start the process of catching up with Australia, who are pretty much in a league of their own as far as player remunerations are concerned. They are also the most equipped country in the women’s game with a recently released  Federation of International Cricketers Associations report stating that Australia are the only country with a professional setup for women’s cricket. 

India reached the semi-final in 2009 and 2010. After that though, they have not much to catch the eye. In 2012 they exited the group stage winless. Then they exited the 2012 tournament with no wins, 2014 with two and 2016 with one. 

This is the litmus test for India. They were pretty much a middling team in world cricket before shooting to fame with their run to the final in the 2017 World Cup. The tournament featured what has to be one of the most important knocks in the history of women’s cricket in India, and possibly, with talks of a women’s IPL on the cards, the world – Harmanpreet Kaur’s imperious 171 not out against Australia in the 2nd semi-final. Eulogies were written about it in the days that followed and the profile of women’s cricket in India was given a shot in the arm. Since then, though, India have not exactly the world on fire. They have pretty much slipped into the background and so this is their chance to get back into public reckoning. 

India vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score Streaming: (Source: BCCI)

India vs New Zealand Women’s T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score: It appears that India will be dependent upon their batters to deliver the goods. Smriti Mandhana had gone into overdrive while playing for Lancashire Thunder in England’s T20 Blast and is clearly India’s best batter. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur is always a threat and the same can be said about Veda Krishnamoorthy. Mithali Raj may no longer be the force that she once was but her experience would be valuable for Harmanpreet in the dressing room and in the middle during pressure situations. She also played an encouraging unbeaten knock of 105 against Australia A in Mumbai.

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