AU-W vs NZ-W Fantasy Prediction: Australia Women vs New Zealand Women – 26 September 2020 (Brisbane)
Australia Women will take on New Zealand Women in the 1st game of the 3 game T20 series which will be played at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. This game will mark the return of the Women’s International Cricket after the COVID-19 pandemic break. The return of the crowd will also be a morale booster for the side.
Both teams have some really good experienced players in their ranks and this can be a really good series to watch out. Australia won the T20 World Cup in March 2020 and would definitely want to play as the World Champions but they will miss the services of Ellyse Perry who is out due to an injury. New Zealand would rely on their senior pros like Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, and Amelia Kerr.
This is going to be a brilliant T20 series to watch out for the fans all around the globe.
Pitch Report – The pitch is expected to give some assistance to the pacers in the initial overs but the spinners should come into play in the 2nd innings due to the dryness in the pitch. The first innings will be best for batting in this game.
Match Details :
Time:- 9.20 AM, Date: 26 September 2020
Probable XI for both sides:-
Australia Women – Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning, Tahila McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Nicola Carey, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt.
New Zealand Women – Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair, Hannah Rowe.
NOTE:- The stats mentioned are of T20I games.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alyssa Healy, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Jess Jonassen, and Megan Schutt.
AU-W vs NZ-W Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
A Healy (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our team. Healy is a top-notch player and was the 2nd highest run-scorer of the recent Women’s T20 World Cup. She scored 236 runs in 6 games and will be looking to give a flying start to this Aussie side.
AU-W vs NZ-W Fantasy Batters
The batting duo of A Gardner (Price 9) and B Mooney (Price 10) will be our batters from Australia. Mooney will open the innings for her side and was the highest run-scorer of the recent T20 World Cup as well. She scored 259 runs in 6 games at an average of 64.75 and she just cannot be dropped whereas Gardner is also a talented player and has scored 647 T20I runs in 40 games with 20 wickets in her bowling as well. Both of them are really good players and will be picked.
S Bates (Price 9.5) and M Green (Price 8) will be our batters from New Zealand. Bates is an experienced player and there is no need for any stats to prove her class but still, she has scored 3243 runs in 119 T20I games and has also picked 49 wickets in her bowling. Bates cannot be dropped from the team whereas Green is also a decent middle-order player and is mainly picked to manage credits in this game.
AU-W vs NZ-W Fantasy All-Rounders
J Jonassen (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Australian side. Jonassen is a brilliant spinner and the dryness of this pitch will definitely assist her on this track. She has picked 69 T20I wickets in 79 games and was on fire during the World-Cup. She will be a really good pick.
The duo of S Devine (Price 10.5) and A Kerr (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Kiwis. Devine is yet another T20 superstar with some illustrious stats under her name. She has scored 2484 T20I runs in 91 games with 87 wickets in her bowling as well. It will be a crime to drop Devine from the team whereas Kerr has also picked 34 T20I wickets in 30 games and can bat decently as well. Both of them will be picked for this game.
AU-W vs NZ-W Fantasy Bowlers
L Tahuhu (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from New Zealand. Tahuhu will lead the bowling line-up for the Kiwis and has picked 58 wickets in 57 T20I games. She is a wonderful player and should be picked for this game.
M Schutt (Price 9) and N Carey (Price 8) will be our pick from the Australian side. Schutt is the leading bowler of the side and was the highest wicket-taker of the recent T20 World Cup where she picked 13 wickets in just 6 games whereas Carey is also a decent bowler and is majorly picked to manage the credits, she has picked 9 wickets in 12 T20I games.
Match Prediction: Australia Women will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Sophie Devine and Alyssa Healy
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
All the captain’s pick + Suzie Bates and Beth Mooney
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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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.