Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – New Zealand Women tour of Australia, 2nd T20I

Even though Alyssa Healy missed out in the first game with only 6 runs, she is a highly experienced campaigner and could bounce back.

Sophie Devine
Sophie Devine. (Photo by Will Russell-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the T20I series between Australia Women and New Zealand Women will be played at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

The match is scheduled to start at 09:15 AM IST (03:45 AM UTC) (01:45 PM Local Time). It will be broadcasted live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview:

The Australian Women started off the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand Women with a 17-run win. Even though they were put under pressure early on in the first innings, the hosts managed to bounce back. They put up a respectable total on the board and their bowlers took over later on. New Zealand Women would be disappointed after the toss in this game.

They would regret the fact that they weren’t able to cling on to the crucial moments in the game. Also, after that loss, this game becomes a must-win for the visitors. They would fancy winning this one and levelling the series going into the 3rd T20I.


AUS-W vs NZL-W 2nd T20I Weather Report

The temperature will range anywhere between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius and the weather will be quite conducive for a game of cricket.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Batting first could be preferred on this track as chasing seems to get difficult. It is a level-playing field for the batsmen and the bowlers.

Average first innings score: 138 (Only T20I match of the series played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

Ellyse Perry’s availability is doubtful for this match.

AUS-W vs NZL-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Australia Women:

Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Nicola Carey/Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Delissa Kimmince.

Bench: Tahlia McGrath, Erin Burns, Belinda Vakarewa, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey/Ellyse Perry.

New Zealand Women:

Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin (wk), Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Lauren Down, Katie Perkins, Rosemary Mair, Lea Tahuhu.

Bench: Jess Watkin, Natalie Dodd, Holly Huddleston, Hannah Rowe, Jess Kerr, Deanna Doughty.

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AUS-W vs NZL-W Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Fantasy Match:

Even though Alyssa Healy missed out in the first game with only 6 runs, she is a highly experienced campaigner and could bounce back.

Rosemary Mair good with the ball in the first game. She picked up 1 wicket and only conceded 22 runs in her four overs.

Katey Martin, batting in the middle order, scored 21 runs off 16 balls in the first T20I and was also good behind the stumps.

Delissa Kimmince accounted for a couple of scalps in the last game and maintained an economy rate of 6.

Jess Jonassen picked up 1 wicket with the ball and is capable of chipping in with the bat too if required.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Sophie Devine, Megan Schutt

Vice-Captain Options – Suzie Bates, Ashleigh Gardner

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUS-W vs NZL-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Katey Martin

Batters – Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner (VC)

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Ellyse Perry

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Lea Tahuhu, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux

12th Man – Amelia Kerr

AUS-W vs NZL-W 11W H2H

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUS-W vs NZL-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Suzie Bates (VC), Meg Lanning, Maddy Green, Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney

All-Rounders – Sophie Devine

Bowlers – Megan Schutt (C), Rosemary Mair, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham

12th Man – Rachael Haynes

AUS-W vs NZL-W 11W GL

(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)


Expert Advice:

Ellyse Perry is uncertain for this game. Watch out for the Playing XIs after the toss.

Today’s AUS-W vs NZL-W Probable Winners:

Australia Women are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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