AU-W Vs BD-W Dream11 Prediction: Australia strives to register their second win on the bounce and take one step further towards the next stage.
When home side Australia had begun their sortie in the marquee ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the number one ranked side in the world were widely touted to win a second straight title. And while they still hold that moniker owing to their dominance in the cricketing fraternity, the side were given a rude shock in their tournament opener.
Defeated by India in that encounter, the side were made clear that their bid to win a second title on the bounce wasn’t going to be a cakewalk. They were stunned by a resilient and perseverant Indian unit, one which never knew when to quit with the side’s brand of spin bearing a clear brunt over the outfit.
However, they were quick to reassert their credentials with a 5 wicket win over Sri Lanka, one which saw them chase down the 123 run target set out in front of them. And when they take on their third successive Asian opposition in a row today in Bangladesh who were defeat by India in their opener, the home side will be striving to emulate their display from the previous fixture.
A straightforward win for Australia, there should be little qualms in the way of them raking up a second straight win on the day. Their batting unit gives them a clear edge in the tie with the side’s repertoire of bats set to prevail on the day to see the side clinically gallop their way to a win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The track yesterday for the encounter between England and Thailand showed that clean strokeplay is aptly rewarded with their being enough in the track for the bowlers as well. A pitch to come out and bat first on, we are going to be in for an even contest between the bat and ball with the pitch slowing up as the tie runs down its course.
Probable Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Delissa Kimmince, Molly Strano, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt
Shamima Sultana (WK), Murshida Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Panna, Salma Khatun (C), Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match: Australia Women Vs Bangladesh Women
Date And Time: 26th February, Wednesday- 9:30am IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Telecast: Star Sports 1/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt
- Shamima Sultana, Sanjida Islam, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun
Although Australia’s Alyssa Healy failed the last time around, the 50 she raked up against Indian epitomised why she can never be taken lightly. She has an ability to come out and clean the ball in the powerplay overs and with the pitch playing well in the early part, we should see her amass a bagful of runs on the day.
Elsewhere, Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper, Nigar Sultana top scored against Indian with 35 runs to see her bring her in for the upcoming tie.
Australia’s opener Beth Mooney hasn’t endured the most solace filled of times in the early exchanges of the competion but that does little to deter us from taking her out of her side. Her calibre and enigmatic brand of cricket is clearly apparent with the bat being capable of tearing any bowling unit to shreds.
Unbeaten on 41 runs against Sri Lanka to take her side past the finishing line without any jitters, Meg Lanning, Australia’s captain becomes the second pick from the side with Rachel Haynes partnering her up. Elsewhere from Bangladesh we are going in for opener Murshida Khatun after her 30 runs in the previous encounter.
Jess Jonassen’s brand of left hand spin has left side in tatters with her rotations and trajectory on the deliveries being too much for the batters to get under. She’s snared three wickets in the last couple of fixtures to make her a must have pick for the clash alongside Elyse Perry, someone who is considered as one of the most sublime names in the cricketing arena.
After disrupting Sri Lanka’s batting unit with the two wickets in her artillery as her wicket to wicket line and length left the opposition in disarray, Nicola Carey earns a spot in our Dream 11 contingent for the fixture. From Bangladesh meanwhile we are venturing in with captain Salma Khatun who got the two wickets against India and new ball operator, Jahanara Alam.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Australia Bat First: Her disruptive brand of bowling see Jess come in as our captain while Healy is the vice-captain.
Bangladesh Bat First: Lanning will be our team’s captain while Gardner is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Sultana, Healy, Khatun, Gardner, Mooney, Lanning, Perry, Jess, Alam, Salma, Carey
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.