AU-W vs NZ-W Dream11: The 2nd ODI between Australia women and New Zealand women will be played at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Australia completely dominated the first game thrashing the White Ferns by 7 wickets with 16 overs to spare. Their spinners combined to great effect before Meg Lanning guided a comfortable chase with an unbeaten 62 as Australia barely broke a sweat in reaching the target. Meg Lanning and co. will look to repeat the same heroics in the second game too and will try to seal the series.
On the other hand, New Zealand women would try to force a comeback against a strong Australian side. Though Australia has a strong side, that too playing at their home conditions, but NZ has that firepower to come back into the series like they showed in the third T20I. They have some seasoned campaigners like Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu but they will need all of them to come good on the given day against a dominating Australian side.
Fixture name: Australia women vs New Zealand women
Competition: New Zealand women tour of Australia
Date: 5 October 2020
Time: 5:40 AM IST
Ground: Allan Border field, Brisbane
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Aus Women 181/3 (33.4 overs) beat NZ women 180 all out by 7 wickets
Despite missing their premier all-rounder Ellyse Perry and fast bowler Delissa Kimmince, Australia comprehensively defeated New Zealand in the first game. They would not like to change their eleven that much and would like to go with the same eleven unless Kimmince recovers from the hamstring soreness that she suffered during the last T20I. Rachel Haynes is expected to open the batting as she did in the first T20I, shifting Beth Mooney at No.4. Skipper Meg Lanning wasn’t troubled by the Kiwi bowlers in the first ODI and is expected to bat the same way. New Zealand, by the way wasn’t close to their best in the first game. Their experienced players will be hungry for runs at the top of the order. They will need to lead the fightback if New Zealand wants to challenge Australia.But the loss of Suzie Bates at the top of the order due to the shoulder injury leaves a big hole in the NZ top order. They will need a safe opening combination this time around who can replace the experienced Bates. Sophie Devine can move at the top of the order to partner Dodd.
The weather will be mostly sunny and we are likely to get a good game of cricket Again day game will ensure that there should be no dew factor and this should be kept in mind while making AU-W vs NZ-W Dream11 team.
AU-W vs NZ-W Dream11 Playing11:
AU-W Playing 11
Alyssa Healy (wk)
Meg Lanning (C)
AU-W vs NZ-W Dream11 Playing11:
NZ-W Playing 11
Sophie Devine (C)
Deanna Doughty/ Jess Watkin
Meg Lanning- The Australian skipper should once again be a straight forward pick for the dream11 team prediction. Probably the best player in the two sides at the moment, Lanning holds an average of 53 and strikes at almost 94. She was untroubled in the last game too and didn’t look like getting out at any point. She is the wall of the Australian batting order and NZ will have to find a way to go past her if they are to challenge this strong Australian batting line-up.
Georgia Wareham- The young 21-year old leg-spinner was impressive in the first ODI and was declared the player of the match. On slow wickets, varying the speeds would be a key factor in the game and Wareham did that to perfection in the first game. She didn’t allow the NZ batsmen get on with the runs and also picked up two wickets in the process. She will be crucial to Australia’s chances in this game too and is expected to perform well
Alyssa Healy- The wicketkeeper-batsman looked fluent in the first game when she struck five boundaries in her 26, but was unable to carry on. Her performance will ensure Australia gets a quick start and she will be itching to have a big score this time around and that too at a good strike rate.
Lea Tahuhu- The fast bowler had an ordinary outing in the first game conceding 40 runs in just 6 overs. But she has the experience to play in a crucial game and is expected to lead the New Zealand bowling attack from the front. She can swing the new ball up front and is highly reliable in containing the runs over the years.
Sophie Devine- The skipper is expected to lead from the front. Batting at no. 4, she has the responsibility to settle down the middle order problem of New Zealand. Having a decent average of 32, she can rotate the strike well in the middle overs. She is a good player of spin and will need to be at her best while facing Australia’s quality spin bowlers.
Amelia Kerr- Kerr had a poor game with both bat and ball in the last game. This may lead to the hunger to perform well in this game. She is a talented cricketer as was evident in the third T20I as well. If she gets going, she can take the game away from the Australians. Her ability to pick up wickets at crucial times augurs well for her team.
Megan Schutt- The fast bowler is the go-to bowler for Australia at any time. She bowled well in the first game without having to show anything in the wickets column. The world no.3 has picked up 88 wickets in 60 matches at an average of just 22. She will be expected tom pick up more wickets with the new ball this time around. She can make a difference in AU-W vs NZ-W Today Match Prediction.
Sophie Molineux- She was extremely impressive during the first game and picked up 2 wickets while also bowling economically. Not only with the ball, she also finished off the game with the bat coming in at No.5. Being a consistent performer, she can be relied upon having a good game this time around too.
Amy Satterthwaite- She didn’t have a good last game, neither she had a good T20I series. But an ODI average of 38 speaks volumes of her talent. Coming in at No.3, her experience of over 100 ODIs can work in the favor of NZ this time around.