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5 players to watch out for as India takes on Australia

21 July 2017

Get all the updates from the second semi final between India and Australia with our ball-by-ball commentaryPreview: Odds are stacked heavily against them but a confident India will aim to turn the tables when they take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi- final of the ICC Women's World Cup.

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This is the second time that India has reached the finals of a World Cup after 2005.

Meanwhile, Australia opener Nicole Bolton also cautioned her side against any sort of complacency when they face the Indians, who will be in a good frame, especially after the morale-boosting 186-run win against the New Zealanders in their final group encounter on the same ground.

"Now we get to play India twice".

Kaur has emerged as one of the most sought-after Indian woman cricketers, with offers coming in from franchises in England and Australia. Mithali Raj came in at 38 for 2 and lifted her team to 204 for 6.

"We know that they have a few match-winners in their side, and you saw that with a couple of the innings from their batters during that game against New Zealand", Jonassen said.

Records galore for Mithali Raj in ICC Women's World Cup
In 2004, she was appointed the captain of the women's team and has since led the side in more than 100 WODIs. This also reflects in Mithali Raj's average which now stands at 51.81 compared to Edwards' 38.16.

Australia has been the most dominating team in the cricket history whether it is men's cricket or women's cricket, they always have a giant record in all of them.

Her third global ton was brought up in freaky circumstances as she scampered for the two runs she needed to raise her bat.

Chasing a seventh tournament success, Meg Lanning's team slumped to a 36-run defeat following one of the greatest-ever innings by a female player from Sydney Thunder WBBL star Harmanpreet Kaur. Can India combat them?

India has managed to win only eight out of the 42 WODIs they have played against Australia. She even went past her captain Mithali Raj's score of 109 to register the highest score by an Indian player in World Cup. The team from Down Under have won six Women's World Cups including the previous edition played in India in 2013.

And, the dismissal of her skipper released the shackles on Kaur as she needed just a further 26-balls to reach three figures.

Kaur then took out her anger on the Australian bowlers, hammering 23 off a Gardner over before taking 19 from six Schutt deliveries.

Ellyse Perry became the tournament's top scorer during her 38 but guided Pandey to wicketkeeper Sushma Verma to prompt a collapse.

5 players to watch out for as India takes on Australia