Australia eye clean sweep over England
Our Prediction is Australia women to win!
England Women and Australia Women will be ready to battle it out in the final ODI of the three-match series in Bristol on Wednesday.
In the first game of the series, Australia registered a comprehensive 93-run win to take a 1-0 lead in the series, courtesy captain Meg Lanning’s brilliant century. In the second game, Australia delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat England by seven wickets and clinch the T20I series. Captain Heather Knight has looked out of ideas during this series and will be desperate to end their losing streak in Bristol. The side has suffered an all-time low as they have yet to win a game so far in this Ashes series.
On the other hand, Skipper Meg Lanning will be looking to end the Ashes series on a high and complete a 3-0 whitewash over England in this T20I series.
In the series finale, England will go into the contest, trying to earn a consolation win and end the tour on a positive note.
In the batting department, the team will be depending on the likes of Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver and Danielle Wyatt to share the burden in making sure the home side will register more than the respectable total on the board.
For England, the top-order has not delivered runs with the bat so far in this T20I series. Experienced players like Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt and Lauren Winfield have looked out of form and will need to raise their game with the bat in this series finale.
In the previous game, Tammy Beaumont was the only bright spot in England’s star-studded batting lineup. She scored a splendid 43 off 39 balls with the help of four boundaries. Besides Beaumont, Heather Knight, Lauren Winfield and Sophie Ecclestone chipped in with cameos to see England post a below-par score on the board.
All-rounder Natalie Sciver also failed to produce any runs in the previous game. She will be looking to deliver a notable score for the side in this final game of the one-day series. The home side produced yet another dismal performance and struggled their way to making just 121 for 8 in 20 overs.
In the bowling department, the focus will be on the likes of Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt to lead the pace attack, whereas Sophie Ecclestone and Laura Marsh will lead the spin department.
Heather Knight (captain), Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole/Georgia Elwiss, Sophie Ecclestone, Kathryn Cross, Laura Marsh.
On the other hand, Australia women have produced exceptional performances as a unit so far in this Ashes series. Captain Meg Lanning and co. will be keen to continue their winning streak and complete a whitewash over England in the three-match T20I series.
The opening pair of Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney will be looking to produce decent scores and help Australia get off to a good start in the final game of the series.
In the batting department, the team will be relying heavily on experience trio of Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, and Ellyse Perry to produce the bulk of the runs in this final game. Mooney scored a crucial half-century in the first game of the series. The left-handed opener will be keen to end the tour with a notable score against England. Wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy will have the opportunity to play with more freedom after Australia managed to win the series on Sunday.
Captain Meg Lanning has been a standout performer in the batting department and accumulated 176 runs in the first two games of the T20I series. In the previous game, Lanning scored unbeaten 43 off 37 balls with the help of five boundaries. With Australia placed in a precarious situation at 35 for 3, Lanning put on an unbeaten 87-run partnership with Ellyse Perry to steer his side to a comfortable win. Lanning was well supported by All-rounder Ellyse Perry, who chipped in with 47 not out off 39 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
In the bowling department, the team will be depending on pacers Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry and Delissa Kimmince to dismantle England’s star-studded batting lineup. Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, and Jess Jonassen have produced excellent performances for the side in this T20I series.
Meg Lanning (captain), Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham.
Traditionally, the county ground in Bristol has been favorable for batsmen in recent times. It will also depend on the weather and wicket prepared for the series finale. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Wednesday is
County Ground in Bristol is going to host the third and final game of the T20I series between England women and Australia women. The home side will take heart from the fact they have won all their games at this venue. On the other hand, Australia has now won five consecutive games over England in the T20I format.
Australia Women have completed dominated England Women in all facets of the game. With a powerful bowling lineup at their disposal, Australia has not allowed England’s star-studded batting line-up to score easy runs.
All-rounder Ellyse Perry has shown excellent with bat and ball and played a key role in Australia regaining the Ashes trophy.
On the other hand, England women will need to produce something special to avoid a whitewash in this series. Expect Australia women to complete a clean sweep at Bristol.