Yet again, it was Australia, who dominated in the field during the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand (AUSW vs NZW). The hosts have been fantastic with the ball and knocking the ball out of the park with ease. Now, both teams will lock horns in the second game, which can either be a tie-breaker or series victory for Australia.
As always, Australia initially dominated things with their classic bowling while Haynes and Mag Lanning finished the task with their brilliant hitting. Meanwhile, New Zealand will expect a lot from the middle-order unit to have any chances of victory during the second game.
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 2nd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Match Details
The second match of the series is to be played at Allan Border Field, on 5th October 2020. The match is scheduled to start at 5:40 Am in IST (1:50 PM Local).
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 2nd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Pitch Report
It would be no different from the pitch that was played in the first game. It would initially assist the fast bowlers while spinners come into play, as the game progress. Meanwhile, batters need to be careful with their choice of shots to play good knocks for their respective teams.
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 2nd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Full Squads
Australia Women: Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Delissa Kimmince, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Annabel Sutherland, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Maitlan Brown, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham and Belinda Vakarewa
New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (C), Amy Satterthwaite, Natalie Dodd, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Suzie Bates, Rosemary Mair, Jess Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Deanna Doughty, Holly Huddleston, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe and Lea Tahuhu.
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 2nd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Predicted Playing XI
Australia – B Mooney, A Healy (WK), M Lanning (C), R Haynes, A Gardner, A Sutherland, J Jonassen, M Schutt, S Molineux, G Wareham and N Carey
New Zealand – S Devine (C), L Down, M Green, A Satterthwaite, K Martin, K Perkins, A Kerr, L Tahuhu, H Jensen, H Huddleston and J Kerr
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 2nd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Fantasy Tips
Despite missing Perry, Australia displayed high-quality skills on the other nights. Openers have been brilliant while Lanning continued her blistering form with the bat. In bowling, all bowlers shared wickets’ column, which shows the capability of the bench strength. Most likely, they remain unchanged.
Kiwis got a major jolt with Bates suffering a shoulder injury and will miss the remaining matches in the ongoing series. In her absence, Devine will have a lot of work to do alongside young women. They need to pull themselves up in the bowling department and if they can do that, Australia would have their work cut out. As usual, Bates will be their senior pro to deliver.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Devine, M Lanning, Molineux
Vice-captain – Mooney, Gardner
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket: