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Sony Sports announces schedule for India Women’s tour of Australia

The channel has roped in Byju's, Airtel, Reckitt, Dafa News, and Fantasy Akhada as sponsors.

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Mumbai: Sony Sports will begin the live telecast of India Women’s tour of Australia on 21 September on Sony Six, Sony Six HD and livestream on OTT platform, SonyLIV. The series will comprise a three-match ODI series, followed by a one-off pink ball day-night test match, and will conclude with a three-match T20 international series.

Sony Sports has roped in five sponsors for the series including Byju’s, Airtel, Reckitt, Dafa News, Fantasy Akhada and has many more in the pipeline, said the statement.

The first ODI match on 21 September will begin at 4:35 a.m, followed by the second ODI on 24 September beginning at 8:45 a.m, and the last ODI on 26 September at 4:35 a.m. Day one of the one-off pink ball day-night test match will begin on 30 September at 11:30 a.m. Day two, day three and day four will air on first, second, and third October, respectively, at the same time – 11:30 a.m. The first T20 international series match will be played on seventh October beginning at 2:10 p.m, followed by a game on ninth September at 1:40 p.m and the final match will be played on tenth September at the same time.

The upcoming series with the Aussies will have historical significance 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.

The Australian women’s squad includes Meg Lanning (captain), Rachael Haynes (vice-captain), 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 India women’s squad for one-off test and ODI series includes Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh and Ekta Bisht.

The India women’s T20I squad includes Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Yastika Bhatia, Shikha Pandey, Meghna Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, and Renuka Singh Thakur.

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