WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 : Inexplicable West Indies stare at a T20 series defeat today with Australia leaving them perplexed
While you might be excused for losing away from home once, going down in familiar home conditions doesn’t bode well for you as a cricketing country. And it’s a predicament which West Indies are having to suffer at the moment, being caught in a harsh and agonising impasse against Australia who have found it all too easy to defeat them.
While Australia were never going to be an easy proposition given how they thwarted England’s bid in the recently concluded Ashes series, the chastening way in which West Indies have collapsed and languished has been pitiful. Filled with lapses, they were swept apart 3-0 in the ODI series, turning to the shortest format of the game to resume some semblance to the side.
However, things failed to overturn far the side in the three match T20 series either with the side being dismissed with disdain in the series opener by 6 wickets. The side were continuously entrapped in a turmoil, marred by poor batting and hardly inspiring bowling, cleaned out by Australia yet again who needed no invite to chase down the 108 run target set infront of them.
Now returning to the field, Australia know that sealing the series today is extremely plausible given the palpable likelihood of West Indies faltering yet again. For the hosts on the other hand, this is a clash they have to win at any costs if they are to resume parity in the series and keep their dreams alive of winning it.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We were fortunate to see rain stay away for the previous clash but the likelihood of it lashing down on the ground today has massively increased. There is a very realistic chance of us seeing rain either delay the match or shorten it, making the already averse surface more despondent for batting.
Rain will lead the side winning the toss choosing to field first and make the most of the pace conducive conditions before the surface starts breaking up and seeing the spinners come into full effect.
Probable Playing 11
Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Britney Cooper, Stafanie Taylor (C), Kyshona Knight, Reniece Boyce (WK), Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi, Shamilia Connell
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Erin Burns, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt
WI-W vs AU-W Match Prediction
We might never have had to call an easier match before. Where West Indies’ batting order was already a shambolic outfit, the prevelant pitch and conditions left them even more flummoxed, caught in a frenetic ordeal which they were unable to break free off in the first match.
They’ll collapse like a house of cards again today, leading Australia to a second successive win and along with it a series win as well.
3 Match T20 Series
Match: West Indies Women Vs Australia Women Second T20
Date And Time: 17th September, Tuesday- 4:30am IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Where To Watch: West Indies YouTube
- Britney Cooper, Stafanie Taylor, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell
- Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt
Top 4 Batting Order
- Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Britney Cooper, Stafanie Taylor
- Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner
- Britney Cooper, Stafanie Taylor
- Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry
Death Overs Bowlers
- Shabika Gajnabi, Shamilia Connell
- Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Australia’s wicket-keeper Alyssa Henry has been our wicket-keeper for this series and we are not going to be changing her today either. It’s not only down to her involvement with both the bat and gloves with her coming out to open but also due to West Indies’ Boyce being someone we just can’t consider given her refusal to apply herself in the middle.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Batsmen
Her match winning innings of 54 in 54 balls sees us bring in Australia’s captain, Meg Lanning as the first player into our Dream 11 side for this encounter. She not only guided her side to a clinical win but came out to but under perilous conditions, at a time when wickets were tumbling for her side, seeing her stabilise things perfectly.
Lower middle-order Erin Burn is also selected by us while from the other side we have chosen Natasha Mclean, someone whose 14 runs saw her play out a good amount of balls, a batter who offered a beacon of light in an otherwise treacherous batting display by the hosts.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Despite her massively hefty price tag of 10 credits, Stafanie Taylor had to be picked up by us for today’s match. The West Indies captain looked the only bat interested in bidding her time out in the middle, navigating her way to 44 runs at a time when the rest of the batting unit crumbled, seeing her become an instant selection for us.
Chinelle Henry accompanies her from the side after her display of two wickets while from Australia we have chosen the ever indomitable Elyse Perry and left arm spinner Jess Jonassen who ripped into the home side in the last encounter with two picks.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Australia’s pacer Megan Schutt is the first name to enter our Dream 11 side for this pertinent clash. She snared 3 wickets in the previous clash, stifling the opposition with her restrictive line and length and should emulate the same display give her immense knowhow of the game.
Legspinner Georgie Wareham is partnered alongside her while fro West Indies we have opted for Shabika Gajnabi after her sensational display with both the bat and ball.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Perry stays our side’s captain for today while we have decided to make Schutt 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.