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India versus Australia women’s series needs a perpetual trophy named after the legends of women’s game: Mel Jones

May 23, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Mel Jones has the opinion that the rivalry between India and Australia in women’s cricket needs to be celebrated. She believes there should be a trophy like the Border-Gavaskar trophy for the men’s team. Jones is a member of the ICC women’s committee.

The Indian women’s team will tour Australia later this year. There the team would play a historic pink-ball Test match against the host nation. Last year, the two teams had clashed against one another in the ICC Women’s T20 world cup final. The match was in Melbourne in a packed stadium.

Aussie cricketer, Mel Jones, has played five Tests and 61 Ohio for the Australian women’s team between 1997 and 2003. She thinks that the 45 year-long history of women’s cricket between the two countries should be celebrated, honored with a trophy. It would be great to have something like the Border-Gavaskar. But it is from the men’s lens for what happened in the past. The women’s game should do it in their own way and may come up with something a bit different. Fans should give inputs on Social Media to decide the name for the women’s trophy.

India and Australia women’s team first played against each other in the International Test in 1997 at the WACA. Marg Jennings captained the Australian side. The Indian women’s team was led by Shantha Rangaswamy. Mel Jones believes that it would be wonderful to get the players from the past in the forefront and celebrate them.

India and Australia are the only teams to have won three consecutive Test matches

To date, the Indian women’s team has played 36 Test securing 20 wins with six defeats and 10 draws. Australia on the other hand has recorded 20 wins, 10 defeats and 44 draws in the 74 Test matches they have played. In women’s cricket, India and Australia are the only two nations to have secured a hat trick of victories.

The interim chief of Cricket Australia, Nick Hockley, agreed with the idea of a trophy for India vs Australia women’s game. He stated it is something that needs to be thought about. Nick further added that the concept of the multi-format game was important for the evolution of women’s international games.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth