The 2nd match of the Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020 will be played between Australia Women and England Women at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
The match starts at 2:10 PM local time (3:10 AM GMT) (8:40 AM IST). This match will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Australia Women will get their campaign underway in the second match of the ongoing tri-nation series against England Women. England, led by Heather Knight, suffered a defeat at the hands of India Women on Friday. Their top-order batters couldn’t do much in the game with the likes of Amy Jones and Danielle Wyatt getting out early. Knight played a captain’s knock along with Tammy Beaumont to propel the team to a competitive total.
Though they failed to defend the total, Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn did well with the ball. Katherine Brunt picked a couple of wickets but she was expensive. Australia Women, on the other hand, will be keen to get themselves going from the word go ahead of the T20 World Cup which will follow this series. They are also the favourites to win this game.
It will be extremely hot in Canberra on Saturday. The temperature will be soaring high up to 38 and 39 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather. There is no chance of rain whatsoever.
Only twice in the last seven matches at the venue, the team batting first has scored more than 150. The pitch tends to be on the slower side throughout the 40 overs and it was evident even in the first game of the tri-series. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.
Average first innings score: 138 (Women’s T20s since 2017)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 4; Lost – 3
Injury & Availability News
Ashleigh Gardner has been declared fit for this match after she suffered from concussion while training.
Probable Playing XIs:
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachel Haynes, Delissa Kimmince/Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Jess Jonassen/Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham.
Bench – Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen/Tayla Vlaeminck, Delissa Kimmince/Annabel Sutherland.
Amy Jones (WK), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn.
Bench – Georgia Elwiss, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Mady Villiers.
Alyssa Healy’s last six T20 innings scores read – 1, 84, 0, 0, 2, 10, 4. But she opens the innings and is always crucial for Australia. Lanning scored 93* off 66 in the practice game and even Ellyse Perry scored 65 off 39 balls and all these players should be picked in Dream11 Fantasy team. With the ball, Molineux could be key along with Mega Schutt.
For England, Heather Knight scored 67 off just 44 balls and also picked a wicket with the ball. Danielle Wyatt should be amongst the runs after a failure in the opener. Sciver is always a must in Fantasy teams with her all-round skills. With the ball, Brunt and Ecclestone should play an important role for England.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy
Batters – Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt, Lauren Winfield, Meg Lanning (VC)
All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Ellyse Perry (C)
Bowlers – Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Amy Jones
Batters – Tammy Beaumont, Fran Wilson, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney (VC)
All-Rounders – Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver (C), Ellyse Perry
Bowlers – Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt.
It is very tough to accommodate all the top players in Dream11 Fantasy team. Though the likes of Lanning, Healy, Perry, Sciver and Knight are a must.
In the above Head to Head team, you can replace Wyatt with Mooney. Also, Fran Wilson can turn out to be a surprise pick as she bats at five and England’s wickets will fall considering Australia’s bowling strength.
Australia Women are expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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