EN-W vs AU-W Dream 11 Team: Hosts England look to comeback after being putdown in the series opener on the back of a languishing batting effort
England Vs Australia Women’s Ashes ODIS Second ODI Best Dream 11 Team
Given a rude awakening to how closely contested and tightly fought an affair this edition of the Women’s Ashes Series was going to be, hosts England saw their record 14 match unbeaten spree being quelled in the opening ODI. In what was a humdinger of an encounter, Australia managed to hold onto their sensibilities better than England, getting past by the smallest of margins in the end to add the first two points in their bag in the coveted series.
Given the high stature accorded by the Ashes and the identity of the bitter rivalry between these two cricketing countries, this multi-format series was always poised to be a highly competitive one and the first ODI set down the tone perfectly. Albeit being a low scoring affair given the exuberant quality of worldclass batters on both the sides, there was no lack of entertainment in an encounter which kept changing hands before finally swinging Australia’s way by the two wickets.
Chasing a modest 178 after England registered their worst batting performance in over 5 months, England ensured that Australia were never left off the scruff. Returning the favour to Australia, the English women spared no expense with the ball as they compensated all the wrongs committed by their batswomen to keep their side in the game till the closing stages of the match.
In the end, it came down to close margins in such a close encounter and Brunt’s two dropped matches and the culminating wide plus four extras down the legside proved to be the difference maker. Now back at it in the space of two days, England will be looking to remind the world of their exhilarating quality as they head out with the agenda of levelling the series.
England Captain Heather Knight: “I’m really proud of the girls. Brunt and Ecclestone were excellent I thought. We lost too many early wickets. We want to be positive but there were some soft dismissals. We have the belief to win and unfortunately couldn’t get over the line. We have a lot of options and variety.”
After the identity of the series opener and the way it traversed, calling a winner from this is no longer a straightforward proposition. This is the sternest test England have faced since squaring up against India in February and will be the biggest test of their resolve after wiping the floor with each and every country they have come across in the subsequent time.
With spinners wrecking havoc among both the batting teams ranks, the slower bowlers are going to play a big feature in the series and unfortunately for England, their batters looked timid infront of the left arm spinners of Australia. For us, this will be the deciding factor in the second ODI as well, one we see Australia winning and taking the series with it.
Wicket-Keepers for EN-W vs AU-W Dream 11
Dismissed in the first over after Perry ran through England’s top-order, Amy Jones continues to find a place in our side given the exuberant skill set she possesses as a batter. She’s enjoyed one of her best times in the fraternity off late and we see her righting the mistakes of last time to snare a good amount of runs for England today.
Accompanying her at the other end is going to be Australia’s Alyssa Healy after her top score of 66 from both the sides gave Australia the perfect platform while chasing, the right start to guide them to a successful but jittery run chase.
Batters for EN-W vs AU-W Dream 11
She might have managed to score only 16 but her 25 ball stay at the crease spoke about the kind of determination, technique and application Australia’s captain Meg Lanning has as a batter. We have opted for lower middle-order bat Rachael Haynes to partner her for this one.
From England we have gone for Tammy Beaumont, the lone batter from their side. Despite losing partners at the other end in a spell of formidable pace bowling with the new ball by Perry, Beaumont stood her ground to grind it out through an extremely unfavourable period in the game and hold fort for her side from one end.
All-Rounders for EN-W vs AU-W Dream 11
The most anticipated section of our side given the exemplary players lining up this facet, the quality over here made it an extremely tricky proposition to pick out players. However based on the opening match’s performances and their form over the last year, we have opted for the one pick from England while two players from Australia come in for us.
From the hosts it’s got to be Natalie Sciver, a name who never lets us down. She’s one of the most reliable and composed players in the game at the moment and she should her bankability in the previous match as well with a well delivered 64.
From Australia, pacer Ellyse Perry comes in after sending back both Knight and Jones for diamond 0s, two massive wickets which saw her side establish the tighthold right from over one. Jess Jonassen’s late flurry with the bat down the order and abilities as a rank turner see her become the second player.
Bowling Order for EN-W vs AU-W Dream 11
With 3-34, Sophie Ecclestone showed why she’s held in such reverence. She ripped apart the Australian batting unit, leaving them flummoxed at how to pick her as she kept bowling in the good length region along with purchasing massive turn from the surface to end with figures of 3-34. Laura Marsh’s two wickets were equally vital and she’s going to partner Sophie for this one.
The lone pick from Australia in the form of Megan Schutt.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Natalie Sciver as ever is our captain while we have opted for Jess to be our vice-captain today.
Fantain Tips for EN-W vs AU-W Dream 11
The lower credit value in Fantain allowed us more flexibility in building our side and this sees us opt for Heather Knight in the batting unit inspite of Rachael Haynes. The England captain will be hurting after her 0 and expect her to be among the thick of runs today.
Women’s Ashes ODIs
Match: England Vs Australia Women Second ODI
Date And Time: 4th June, Thursday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Grace Road, Leicester