India women’s T20 practice match washed out

Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) India women’s cricket team Twenty20 practice match against the Governor-General’s XI was washed out due to heavy rain at the Drummoyne Oval here on Friday.

Following the wash out, which was the only practice game for the visitors, India and Australia will play three Twenty20s and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) each.

This was the inaugural Governor-General’s XI T20 match and was dedicated to Peter Cosgrove, who is the current Governor-General of Australia.

Less than four overs were bowled when a drizzle started. All-rounder Jess Jonassen led a 12-member Governor-General’s XI side.

Heavy rain forced the players off the field when Governor-General’s XI were batting at 19/1. Grace Harris was run out for seven.

India will kick off their campaign with a T20I match in Adelaide on January 26, followed by the second T20I on January 29 (Melbourne) and the third on January 31 (Sydney).

Mithali Raj will lead the team while fast bowler all-rounder Jhulan Goswami will be the vice-captain of the side.

The tour is considered important as post the limited-overs series, India will start their World T20 campaign against Bangladesh on March 15 in Bengaluru.

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