Sony Sports has announced that it will continue its coverage of the Indian National Cricket Team with the live broadcast of the highly anticipated India Women’s tour of Australia. The live telecast of matches will begin on 21st September on Sony Six, Sony Six HD and Sony’s OTT platform SonyLIV.
The historical series comprises 3 ODIs followed by a one-off pink ball day-night Test Match and concludes with 3 T20 international matches. BCCI has announced a strong Indian squad led by Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur across the formats.
|Date||Time||Live on SONY SIX channels|
|21/09/21||4:35 am||Australia Women vs India Women – 1st ODI|
|24/09/21||8:45 am||Australia Women vs India Women – 2nd ODI|
|26/09/21||4:35 am||Australia Women vs India Women – 3rd ODI|
|30/09/21||11:30 am||Australia Women vs India Women – Only Test – Day1|
|01/10/21||11:30 am||Australia Women vs India Women – Only Test – Day2|
|02/10/21||11:30 am||Australia Women vs India Women – Only Test – Day3|
|03/10/21||11:30 am||Australia Women vs India Women – Only Test – Day4|
|07/10/21||2:10 pm||Australia Women vs India Women – 1st T20i|
|09/10/21||1:40 pm||Australia Women vs India Women – 2nd T20i|
|10/10/21||1:40 pm||Australia Women vs India Women – 3rd T20i|
Mithali Raj has been named the captain for the historic day-night Test and the ODI matches while Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the visitors in the T20I series. Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma and Jhulan Goswami have retained their spots, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad also makes her way back into the squad and after an impressive show at the England tour Sneh Rana finds a place in the Test and ODI squad.
Thanks to the growing popularity of Indian women’s cricket, Sony is attracting great interest from advertisers. For this series, Sony Sports has signed deals with five sponsors namely Byju’s, Airtel, Reckitt, Dafa News and Fantasy Akhada while many more are said to be in the pipeline.
The Australian squad, on the other hand, has Meg Lanning as the captain and Rachael Haynes as the vice-captain. Other players include Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck and Georgia Wareham.
“The upcoming series with the Aussies will have historical importance as Team India will be playing their maiden pink-ball day-night Test match at the WACA as a part of the one-off pink-ball day-night Test match. The match will also be the second day-night Test with the first pink ball in women’s cricket history after the drawn contest between Australia and England in Sydney in 2017,” said Sony in a statement.