WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 : West Indies look to restore parity in the three match series in a must win encounter for the outfit
The biggest takeaway for West Indies from their bygone England series was the fact that they needed a change in approach when it came to the 50 over format of the game. Although the side are impressive when it comes to plying their skill set in T20s, there’s a clear lack of understanding of how to augur their gameplan in ODIs, leaving the side in angst in the format recently.
Unfortunately for the side, no lessons seemed to have been learnt from that trouncing handed out by England with the team refusing to rectify their mistakes. It offered a rampant Australia side an extremely easy win when these two outfits met a couple of days back for the first of three ODIs slated between these two outfits.
Winning by 178 runs to take a vital 1-0 lead in the series, it was not just the win but the manner in which it came about for Australia which doesn’t bode well for West Indies. They allowed Australia to clean out their entre bowling order and pile on a hefty 308 while batting first before being bundled out for a sorry 130, a performance which doesn’t justify the skill set of the players lining up their squad.
And as the hosts get ready today to get underway with the second match of the series, the impending need to overhaul that performance and stop being underachievers in the format takes precedence over everything else. They know a win takes precedence for them over everything with this being a clash they have to win at any costs if they are to keep their dreams of winning this series alive.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the trickiest wickets to bat on in the country, this surface will massively favour the bowlers, particularly the spinners. The surface is known to crack and crumble as play rummages on this wicket, opening up and seeing the slower bowlers come into full effect in the second part of the match.
It’s this prospective nature of the wicket which will see the side winning the toss choosing to come out and bat first over here.
Probable Playing 11
- Hayley Matthews has had to withdraw from West Indies’ side after being found guilty of breaching the rules in place.
Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Stafanie Taylor (C), Kyshona Knight, Reniece Boyce (WK), Chinelle Henry, Shabika Gajnabi, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Shamilia Connell, Anisa Mohammed
Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (WK), Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt
WI-W vs AU-W Match Prediction
Given the way Australia walked all over West Indies in the series opener and ripped them apart in both the bating and bowling departments to maraud their way to an emphatic win, we don’t see any side emerging as the winner from this clash but Australia. The side are way the superior side and with West Indies finding it an aberration to contest in ODIs recently, they should be pummelled to a second straight defeat this Sunday.
3 Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies Women Vs Australia Women Second ODI
Date And Time: 8th September, Sunday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua
Where To Watch: West Indies YouTube
- Stacy Ann King, Stafanie Taylor, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher
- Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney
Top 4 Batting Order
- Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Stafanie Taylor, Kyshona Knight
- Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry
- Stacy Ann King, Stafanie Taylor
- Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry
Death Overs Bowlers
- Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell
- Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt
Wicket-Keeper for WI-W vs AU-W Dream11
With 122 runs in the first match of the series, Alyssa Healy is selected by us in this segment of our side. The wicket-keeper has been scoring good runs not just for Australia but in the recently concluded Super League as well and given how ineffective West Indies were in the previous clash, she should get good runs toddy as well.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Batsmen
Following her immediately in number three bat Meg Lanning whose 121 run knock saw her and Alyssa pile on a colossal 225 run partnership for the first wicket. It was a stand which all but took West Indies out of the clash, bestowing upon Australia the perfect platform for the ensuing batters to come out and start lashing at the ball right from the first delivery.
We are also choosing opener Rachel Haynes from the side while our lone selection form West Indies is of their opener Stacy-Ann King.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 All-Rounders
At a time when the rest of her batting order fell apart, refusing to put a price of its wicket to be allowed to be played around by Australia, the side’s captain Stafanie Taylor looked the only player interested in putting on a meaningful contribution for her side. She stayed unbeaten on 70 runs as four of her batting orders were sent packing for 0s with just one other bat apart from her crossing the 10 run mark.
Elsewhere from Australia we have chosen Elyse Perry who scored 33 with the bat along with snaring 3-17 with the ball. Ashleigh Gardner will be her partnering her for this encounter as we opt for a daunting duo from the outfit.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Given the crumbling nature of the hosts’ batting order, on always vulnerable to fall apart under the slightest bit of restrictive and daunting bowling, it was only dutiful of us to select a duo of picks from the side. With this pitch bound to favour the spinners, we have opted for both the lower and new ball bowler from the outfit for today’s pertinent match.
Georgia Wareham’s legspin took three wickets the last time around, seeing her become the first bowler to come in from the side along with Tayla Vlaeminck. From West Indies we have selected Chinelle Henry and Shamilia Connell, tow players who’ll get not only a chance to contribute with the bat but deliver with the ball as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Perry is made our side’s captain for today’s match while we have opted for Taylor as 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.