WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 : Dwindling West Indies look to save themselves from the embarrassment of a sweep in the final match of the ODI series
Ever since being put down by England in what was a horrifying display by them in the country, the inability of the West Indian cricket team to rectify their mistakes has emerged as the biggest talking point from the ongoing 3 match ODI series against Australia. Despite shifting to the solace of home conditions, the hosts have failed to show the stomach of a fight, allowing Australia to seal the series by letting them runaway with two comprehensive wins.
After winning the first match by 178 runs, Australia would have no doubt expected a tougher front being put on by the home side in the second encounter. Unfortunately for the West Indies, nothing improved in the ensuing encounter either with the side suffering the same fortunes, losing by a horrendous 151 runs to not only lose the match but with it the series as well.
Allowing Australia to rake up a score in excess of 300 for the second match on the bounce, West Indies once again faltered shambolically in their run chase. Chasing 309, the side were stalled at 157-8, registering yet another dismal display with the bat to be made a mockery of, an ordeal they’ll be looking to turnaround come the imminent culminating clash of the series today.
Having unachieved in the women’s fraternity for the entirety of 2019 now, West Indies are on the brink of losing the stature they had so staunchly built up in the fraternity. If they allow Australia to complete a sweep today, it will be their second straight ODI series to be defeated without registering a single win, an impasse the side will be looking to snap out of come today’s match.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The previous match contested over here showed that this is a track made for batting first on. The ball comes onto the bat pristinely in the opening part of the match, allowing the batters to crunch the ball to the fence and hit it on the sweet spot before the wicket starts opening up and making its cracks aware.
With the spinners set to come into full effect in the second part, the surface will start acting sluggishly, seeing the ball stop and grip to lead the side winning the toss choosing to bat first here.
Probable Playing 11
- Hayley Matthews was found guilty of breaching the guidelines in place and will miss the entire series in the wake of that.
- West Indies should continue to be without Kycia Knight after she suffered a back injury in the opening encounter of the series.
- Meg Lanning missed the previous clash due to a back injury and her involvement today is in doubt with the batter likely to miss this one as well.
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), Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt
WI-W vs AU-W Match Prediction
We can’t envisage any side winning this other than Australia. It’s not just the narrative of West Indies losing two matches on the bounce but the manner in which they have been pummelled in both matches which leads to a complete exodus of confidence in the outfit.
Australia have outshone West Indies on both the batting and bowling front and the same script should continue today as well with Australia cruising to a win in this one against an underwhelming home side.
3 Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies Women Vs Australia Women Third ODI
Date And Time: 11th September, Wednesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
Where To Watch: West Indies YouTube
- Stacy Ann King, Stafanie Taylor, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher
- Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt
Top 4 Batting Order
- Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Stafanie Taylor, Kyshona Knight
- Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry
- Stacy Ann King, Stafanie Taylor
- Erin Burns, Ellyse Perry
Death Overs Bowlers
- Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell
- Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
After 58 in 43 balls in the previous match, Australia’s opener and wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy comes into our side for today’s match. West Indies have made for chastening viewing in the bowling unit and with Healy coming out to bat in the first 10 overs of field restrictions, she should score runs quickly today as well.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Batsmen
With Meg Lanning likely to be out for today’s clash, the onus on Beth Mooney to hold fort in the middle part of the innings increases. She justified her role in the side the last time around with a half-century and we envision her putting on a good show with the bat today as well.
From West Indies we are opting for the only two batters to have crossed the 30 run mark in the previous encounter. Kyshona Knight and Sheneta Grimmond played out innings of note not only due to the runs they traversed past but due to the application and technique shown by them with the two more than ready to apply themselves in the middle and patiently score runs.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 All-Rounders
When we had begun crafting out our Dream 11 side for this pertinent encounter, the all-rounders’ facet was the one we had eyed with the most anticipation, sparing a majority of our side’s funds to invest in here. We’ll begin with the duo of picks we are getting in from Australia first with their entire top-order finding itself here.
The first name to come into our side is last time’s player of the match, Ellyse Perry for her enigmatic innings of an unbeaten 112 with the bat. With an incredible knock of 57 in just 25 balls as she smashed her way to three 6s and six 4s, Ashleigh Gardner accompanied her.
Elsewhere from West Indies we have opted for the two names as well, roping in the services of Stafanie Taylor and Chinelle Henry. Taylor endured a lacklustre showing the last time around but her 72 in the first match is enough for us to include her into our playing 11 for today’s match.
WI-W vs AU-W Dream11 Bowling Order
With West Indies making for such a dismal batting unit, it was only befitting that Australia’s bowling unit would dominate this segment of our side as well. Infact our segment is only constituted of names from Australia with us getting in an entire trivalent from the side, beginning with their leading wicket taker Georgia Wareham.
She’s snared three wickets apiece in both the matches with her legspin leaving the hosts in tatters who have been flummoxed on how to face off against the ball spinning away from them. Tayla Vlaeminck and Meg Lanning will be accompanying her for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Perry retains her spot as the captain of our setup while Healy is being made 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.