Our Prediction is Australia Women to win!
The fifth and final round of ODI Championship will begin as New Zealand women will be touring Australia to play three-match one-day series. The points won’t matter as both sides have already qualified for 2021 Cricket World Cup.
Australia is currently placed at the top of league table with 16 points in nine matches. The home side will be keen to maintain their proud record in home conditions.
Hosts Australia will be looking to clinch the series when they take on New Zealand in the second game at Karen Rolton Ground, Adelaide on Friday. In the opening game of the series, Australia registered a comfortable win over New Zealand.
On the other hand, New Zealand is second on the league table with 14 points to their name. New Zealand will be looking to make strong comeback in the second game of the series.
The home side will be looking to win this one-day series when take on New Zealand in the second game in Adelaide on Sunday.
Wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy perished for a low score in the opening game of the one-day series played against New Zealand. Since Feb 2017, Healy has shown excellent form and scored heavily for Australia at the top of the innings. She has scored 636 runs in 21 matches with one century to his name.
Rachael Haynes produced a splendid innings at a time when Australia lost their key players inside Powerplay overs. She scored 67 off 80 balls with the help of ten boundaries. Haynes will be keen to continue his good form in the remaining two games of the one-day series.
Captain Meg Lanning and Elyse Perry missed out on getting runs in the opening game played in Perth. Lanning has been a prolific run-scorer for the side since past two years. She has scored 714 runs in 16 matches with three centuries to his name.Ashleigh Gardner and Jess Jonassen also chipped in with crucial scores for the side in the previous game played in Perth.
In the bowling department, Australia will reply on the new-ball pair of Megan Schutt and Elyse Perry to make early inroads with the ball in hand. Ashleigh Gardner and Georgia Wareham are two prominent spinners in the playing XI for this game.
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Elyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Lauren Cheatle, Megan Schutt.
The visitors put in credible effort with the bat and ball in the opening game of the one-day series played against Australia.
New Zealand will be hoping that the opening pair of Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine can produce runs at the top of the innings. Bates is the premier performer in the batting lineup in limited-overs cricket. She has topped the batting charts for the side with 971 runs in 24 matches at an average of 51.10.
The side will be hoping that Bates can deliver big runs with the bat in the remaining two games of the one-day series. Captain Amy Satterthwaite produced a splendid innings in a losing cause against Australia. She scored 92 off 123 balls with the help of five boundaries. Satterthwaite led the fightback for New Zealand as she added 99 runs with Katie Perkins to keep their side well in the hunt to win the game. Perkins proved be ideal partner for Satterthwaite at the other end and chipped in with 48 off 68 balls with the help of three fours and a six.
In the bowling department, medium-pacer Sophie Devine was standout performer with the ball in hand. She picked up three wickets in the game played at Perth. Rosemary Mair, Amelia Kerr and Hayley Jensen also picked up two wickets apiece.
Amy Satterthwaite (c), Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Katie Perkins, Kathy Martins (wk), Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Lauren Down, Leigh Kasperek.
The surface prepared for the game will provide an event contest between bat and ball. The weather conditions for the game will be clear skies.
The venue has hosted a couple of matches in the past. It is interesting to see pitch plays in this game.
Both the sides will be looking to win the toss and put runs on the board. It will not be easy to chase down runs at this venue.
Meg Lanning and co. have played excellent cricket over the past six months and will certainly be favorites to win this game. On the other hand, New Zealand will be hoping that their premier players can deliver in this must-win game.7
Our Prediction is Australia Women to win!
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