Womens Tri Series

WOMEN’S T20I TRI-SERIES – MATCH 5 – AUSTRALIA WOMEN VS ENGLAND WOMEN – FANTASY PREVIEW

Rivalries between Australia and England continues as their respective women teams meet each other for a second time in the ongoing Twenty20 International tri-series in India. England have won both of their first round matches with a high while Australia defeated India twice but lost to England on their first meet. Will Australia takes some revenge on England for that loss last week? Match 5 between Australia Women vs England Women is schedule to start at 10 AM IST | 4:30 AM GMT on Wednesday, 28th March 2018.

 

AUSTRALIA WOMEN :

Australia Women side has been qualified to the final already after defeating India twice. But their loss to England shows that they need to work more on their performances. As Australia has a chance to compensate for that loss to England, Meg Lanning led-side are aiming for a win on Wednesday. Bowler Megan Schutt took a hat-trick of wickets in the match against India on Monday. The hard-hitting Beth Mooney and Elyse Vilani contributed with match-winning half-centuries in that same game. Australian batters did a great job in both matches against India but the same batting unit struggled against England last time. Australia openers Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy are well experienced players and they have already contributed for the team success. Mooney scored a total of 120 runs in 3 innings at very healthy strike rate of around 145. Alyssa was dismissed for single-digit scores in both occasions against India but contributed with a crucial 31 runs against England. All-rounder Ashleigh Gardner bats at no. 3 for Australia. She She started off with quick runs in all three matches but didn’t convert those good starts to big scores. She bowled tremendously well against India in the first game, but she was not used well with a ball in next two matches. Chances are high for her to contribute with both bat and ball in this game.

Elyse Vilani batted well against India in both games and scored 39 and 61 runs respectively. She is one of the most experienced player in the group and she has a responsibility of going for runs once again. Skipper Meg Lanning taking care of batting in middle-order and she use to score runs at pretty good strike-rate. She was rested against England last week, but will lead the team this time. The other middle-order batswomen Rachael Haynes is also in good form at the moment. She was the savior of Australia when she scored much needed 65 runs against England. She may move up in the order for this game. The all-rounder Ellyse Perry has some tough time in the series. She managed to score only 3 runs in 2 innings with a bat and also picked only 2 wickets in 3 matches. As the team already in the final, she may be rested for this clash on Wednesday. Among bowlers, Jess Jonassen remained wicket-less in all three matches which means she might make a way for Sophie Molineux. Leg-spinner Amanda Wellington played a game against India and bowled only two overs. As she deserves a chance will keep her place safe in the XI. Megan Schutt picked 4 wickets in 3 matches, including a hat-trick in the last game. Delissa Kimmince was slightly expensive but managed to pick wicket each in all three matches.

 

ENGLAND WOMEN :

Two matches, two convincing wins puts England on the driver seat in the tournament. After beat Australia by 8 wickets, England chased down a mammoth target of 199 runs with ease against India. Thanks to the opener Danielle Wyatt for a destructive knock of 124 off 64 balls. England made two changes in the last game, brought in Amy Jones and Tash Farrant on an expense of Fran Wilson and Danielle Hazell. The transformation of an opener Danielle Wyatt powers England top-order in recent times. First, she smashed a century against Australia in November last year. Now, she came with her second T20I century on a span of 3 matches. She is the power-house of England batting order right now. Hope for more runs from her on Wednesday. The other opener Bryony Smith’s place in danger after she managed to score only 16 runs in 2 innings. If she go back to bench, the experienced Tammy Beaumont will be move to an opening spot from 3. Otherwise, the in-form Beaumont will continue to bat at no. 3. Beaumont has played a back-to-back match-winning knocks with scores 58 not out and 35 runs respectively. All-rounder Natalie Sciver was the player of the match against Australia for her contributions of 68 not out and 2 wickets. She had an average outing against India couple of days ago, but will come stronger in the next game against Australia.

The experienced skipper Heather Knight is known for scoring runs quickly in middle and end overs. As top-order was too strong, she didn’t get much opportunities in the first two matches. Hopefully, she will come with runs in this game. Middle-order batswomen Fran Wilson was replaced with the wicket-keeper Amy Jones in the last game. As Amy Jones is expected to continue with wicket-keeper gloves, Fran Wilson will misses out once again. The all-rounder Jenny Gunn who played her 100th T20I game on Sunday, went for too many runs in her 4 overs spell. She conceded 49 runs in her wicket-less spell other day. Before that game, she picked 3 wickets haul against Australia. Therefore, England needs an experienced player like her and she mostly retains her place in the XI. Katie George bowled a back-to-back wicket-less spells which means she will make a way for Danielle Hazell on Wednesday. In case, Anya Shrubsole is fit to play, she will replaces Katie. Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone bowled decently well that assures her place in the XI. The 21-years old Tash Farrant picked 2 for 32 against India other day, she will keep her place safe in the team.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

AUSTRALIA WOMEN :

  • Beth Mooney
  • Meg Lanning
  • Elyse Vilani
  • Ashleigh Gardner
  • Rachael Haynes
  • Megan Schutt
  • Amanda Wellington

 

ENGLAND WOMEN :

  • Tammy Beaumont
  • Danielle Wyatt
  • Heather Knight
  • Natalie Sciver
  • Jenny Gunn
  • Tash Farrant
  • Anya Shrubsole

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

AUSTRALIA WOMEN :

1. Beth Mooney, 2. Alyssa Healy, 3. Ashleigh Gardner, 4. Elyse Vilani, 5. Meg Lanning, 6. Rachael Haynes, 7. Ellyse Perry / Naomi Stalenberg, 8. Jess Jonassen / Sophie Molineux, 9. Megan Schutt, 10. Delissa Kimmince, 11. Amanda Wellington.

ENGLAND WOMEN :

1. Danielle Wyatt, 2. Bryony Smith, 3. Tammy Beaumont, 4. Natalie Sciver, 5. Heather Knight, 6. Alice Davidson, 7. Amy Jones, 8. Jenny Gunn, 9. Tash Farrant, 10. Sophie Ecclestone, 11. Katie George / Anya Shrubsole.

 

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

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