Mumbai, Feb. 12 -- The Indian women are 10 days from playing their T20 World Cup opener against favourites Australia in Sydney, but a dress rehearsal awaits them on Wednesday when they take on the hosts in the Tri-series final at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led India are using the Tri-series as an opportunity to get used to the wickets and conditions and polish their T20 skills. "When the opposition is good, you can definitely improve as a team and put yourself in different situations to learn how to handle pressure. In that sense we are using the Tri-series to brush up certain areas and try to be more calculative in all departments," the top all-rounder said in an interview.

Indian women have won only 10 of the 1...