SL-W vs AU-W Dream11 : Australia look to extend their dominance and stronghold over Sri Lanka in white ball cricket as the two sides switch over to the 50 over format
Australia were undoubtedly going to be the overwhelming favourites when they and Sri Lanka began their white ball sortie earlier last month but the way Sri Lanka decided to be minced was unprecedented and unfathomable. Losing the series 3-0, it was the manner in which they were put down and made a mockery of which was a massive source of disgruntlement, with the unit failing to show reslliance in the face of adversary in either facet.
Allowing Australia to pile on 226 in the last T20 contested between the two outfits, Sri Lanka put on an even worse batting display to be sending packing for just 94 to give Australia a 132 run win. It was a result which perfectly encapsulated Sri Lanka’s apathy and callousness as a cricketing side, a team which looks to only regress as the two sides shift to the 50 over format.
Beginning proceedings in the three match ODI series today, one which is part of the ICC women’s Championship, one which will determine which sides earn direct qualification into the next Women’s ODI World Cup, things continue to look sordid for Sri Lanka. Also what is set to make things pesky for Sri Lanka is the figure of 18 wins which Australia are chasing in this series with a 3-0 win seeing them hold the record of the most wins in succession in the ODI format.
Having last lost an ODI to England way back in 217, Australia are currently on a 15 match winning spree, one which is vindictive of their succulent and tenacious nature in the fraternity. In Sri Lanka, they have a side who they can easily dominate and decimate, a side they’ll find all too easy to leave in dismay and disarray as they look to resonate their rousing displays from the T20 series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A relatively unused surface when it comes to the women’s cricketing arena, this is going to be a track which is going to be inclined to the pacers. There is going to be ample movement for the fast bowlers with the quicks getting the ball to deviate ominously on this wicket.
The side winning the toss will be looking to field first here and get every bit of drop which is on offer for the bowlers and make full use of the grass left on the track.
Probable Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (WK), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck
Chamari Atapattu, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Yasoda Mendis, Shashikala Siriwardene (C), Harshitha Madavi, Hansima Karunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Inoshi Priyadharshani
3 Match ODI Series
Match: Australia Women Vs Sri Lanka Women First ODI
Date And Time: 5th October, Saturday- 5:40am IST
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD, Cricket Australia Live
- Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt
- Chamari Atapattu, Yasoda Mendis, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoshi Priyadharshani
Top 4 Batting Order
- Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry
- Chamari Atapattu, Anushka Sanjeewani, Yasoda Mendis, Shashikala Siriwardene
- Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry
- Chamari Atapattu, Yasoda Mendis
Death Overs Bowlers
- Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck
- Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoshi Priyadharshani
SL-W vs AU-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
She scored 148 runs in 61 balls in the final T20 and the ODI format is not going to see Australia’s wicket-keeper change her approach. Alyssa Healy is someone who is going to massively pile on the misery on Sri Lanka today as she makes the most of not only he field restrictions but also the paper thin nature of their bowling unit to get good runs today.
SL-W vs AU-W Dream11 Batswomen
With 41 runs in the same match, Rachel Haynes comes in from the side as well along Meg Lanning as we opt for their top-order, picking up the most efficient and pristine players from their order for this encounter. Not only are these two player who have spurred Australia to their recent dominance in the arena but the safeguards of the side’s batting unit are extremely consistent as well, making them instant picks for this clash.
The one pick from Sri Lanka as well with us making Yasoda Mendis our pick from the side given her relatively better displays than the rest of her batting order in the T20s.
SL-W vs AU-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Elyse Perry was imperious with the ball yet again in the T20s, getting immense deviation with her rippers engulfing Sri Lanka in a turmoil, a despondent position out of which they were never able to wrench out of. And with her set to get good overs with the bat as well in the 50 over format, Australia’s and one of the world’s best all-rounder becomes an instant selection for us.
From Sri Lanka we are choosing Chamari Atapattu, someone whose 100 in the first T20 yet again asserted that she’s undoubtedly the side’s best bat. Hansima Karunaratne comes in from the outfit as well for this one with the all-rounders relatively safe players to go in from the side with given their dual nature of contributing with both the bat and ball.
SL-W vs AU-W Dream11 Bowling Order
On a wicket where the bowlers will be fruitful and with Sri Lanka showing they are completely incompetent of facing off against Australia’s bowling unit, we have to bring in a trio from the side over here. New ball bowler and their spearhead, frontline pacer Megan Schutt comes in along with Delissa Kimmince and Tayla Vlaeminck while Achini Kulasuriya from the opposing side will complete our Dream 11 side for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Perry is being made our side’s captain for this clash while Healy is the vice-captain.
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.