At the Commonwealth Games 2022, India will face Australia in the gold medal match. Here is our top cricket prediction for the game:
Call 21: India vs Australia CWG2022 Final – Over 28.5 fours to be hit in the match
In the last five T20Is India have played against Australia or a comparable opponent (read: England), an average of 36 fours have been hit per match.
In India’s last 5 T20Is against Australia and England: 4s – 181, Avg 4s Per Match – 36
In general, as previously stated, women’s cricket means fours. The sport still lacks the raw power that’s required to consistently clear boundaries. There are currently only a few established players in world cricket who can hit sixes with ease.
For example, among those who have hit at least 10 sixes in T20Is since 2017, only Sophie Devine has averaged more than one six per T20I innings, smashing an incredible 64 in 46. Shafali Verma and Deandra Dottin are close behind, with 36 in 36 and 34 in 35.
If Australia bat first and survive Renuka Singh Thakur’s opening spell, you should have an easy ride. If India bat first, a lot will depend on how their top four of Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Harmanpreet Kaur perform. India’s batting is thin in the middle and lower middle order, with Taniya Bhatia as the specialist keeper, Pooja Vastrakar returning from a covid illness, a lack of experienced options down the order, and qualified batting ability stopping at No.8.
Prime boundary hitting options in the game: Beth Mooney, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning, Tahila McGrath, Alyssa Healy
Potential Prediction Disruptor: This will be the fourth game played on the same deck. While it is unlikely that a pitch for a gold medal match will become unplayable for batters, you cannot ignore the threat entirely.
Prediction Success Rate – 81% (Calls Made – 20, Right Calls – 13, Wrong Calls – 3, Calls Void – 4)