India women’s practice match against Australian side washed out, first T20 on January 26

The Indian women’s team’s practice match against Governor General’s XI was washed out due to heavy rain at the Drummoyne Oval on Friday, says IANS.

Less than four overs had been bowled when a drizzle started. Governor-General’s XI were batting at 19/1, with Grace Harris being out for seven.
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. All-rounder Jess Jonassen led a 12-member Governor-General’s XI side.
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.