India will face six-time champions Australia in the second semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 at Derby's Country Ground on Thursday. Statistically, India have been the underdogs in World Cup outings against the defending champions. However, of late, the Indians have held their nerves in crunch situations and have caused several upsets. A win on Thursday will ensure Mithali Raj and her women enter into the summit clash at Lord's only for the second time in the history of the tournament.
India played the final of the World Cup only once in 2005 edition in South Africa, where they lost to Australia. While India have finished the round-robin stage in the third spot with five wins and two losses, Australia have finished second with six wins out of seven games. The match will be played at The County Ground, a ground boasting plenty of familiarity for India having played four of their group games on the venue, including their last must-win clash against New Zealand to reach the semi-finals. Australia, on the other hand, are yet to play at the ground - though they have continued to impress.
Squads for India vs Australia Semi-final:
INDIA: Mithali Raj (captain), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Smrti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Yadav, Punam Raut, Sushma Verma, Deepti Sharma, Smriti Mandhana.
AUSTRALIA: Meg Lanning (captain), Kristen Beams, Sarah Aley, Alex Blackwell, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicole Bolton, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, Belinda Vakarewa, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Elyse Villani.
When will the India vs Australia, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semi-final match be played?
The India vs Australia, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 Semi-final Match will start at 03:00 PM IST, Saturday, July 20, 2017.
Where will the India vs Australia, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semi-final match be played?
The ICC Women's World Cup 2017 India vs Australia semi-final match will be played at the County Ground, Derby. Match to start by 03:00 PM IST, 20th July 2017.
How do I watch the India vs Australia semi-final, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match and live score?
The ICC Women's World Cup 2017 India vs Australia match to be broadcast live online on Hotstar and TV Coverage on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1.
What time does the live coverage of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 India vs Australia semi-final match start?
The India vs Australia live broadcast of the match will start at 03:00 PM IST, 20th July.
Where can I follow the India vs Australia, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match online for Live cricket score?
The India vs Australia ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match will be streamed online on Hotstar. For live scores, updates and analysis follow India TV.