Aus W vs Ind W, pink-ball Test: Hosts win toss, opt to bowl

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Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj (Photo/ cricketcomau Twitter)
Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj (Photo/ cricketcomau Twitter)

Queensland [Australia], September 30 (ANI): Meg Lanning-led Australia won the toss and opted to bowl in the one-off pink-ball Test here at the Carrara Oval in Queensland on Thursday.

At the time of the toss, Australia skipper Lanning said: "We are going to bowl. The wicket looks fresh. We are really excited."

On the other hand, India captain Mithali Raj said: "We would have bowled first as well."

Mithali Raj on Wednesday had confirmed that Harmanpreet Kaur has been ruled out of the pink-ball Test against Australia. "She is ruled out for the Test match," said Mithali during a virtual pre-match press conference.

Playing XI: Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Darcie Brown, Stella Campbell.

India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafail Verma, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (c), Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad. (ANI)

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