On a high after two easy victories on the trot, including one against defending champion Australia, the Indian women’s cricket will aim to inch closer to a semifinal berth when it takes on New Zealand in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at Melbourne today.
The Indians have hardly broken a sweat in their 17-run and 18-run wins over hosts Australia and Bangladesh in their previous two matches, and they are perched at the top of five-team Group A standings with four points from two matches.
A win against New Zealand on Thursday will take the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side on the threshold of a knock-out stage spot, to have competed among the top two teams from Group A and B.
In the two matches so far, the Indian team has been impressive both in batting and bowling.
New Zealand, though, has a better head-to-head record against India in recent years, having won the last three matches between the two sides.