NZ-W vs EN-W Dream11 Prediction: After registering a scintillating win in the opening fixture, the visiting’ English lass would be heading into the second ODI with their tails up. The visitors were dominant in every facet of the game and were able to put the hosts under the pedal right from the outset. It was a clinical display by the bowlers who restricted the hosts for a mere 178 in 45.1 overs. Ecclestone and Farrant got 2 wickets each, whereas, the rest of the bowlers scalped 1 apiece.
The nominal chase was led by the opener Tammy Beaumont who scored 71 and skipper Heather Knight who made an unbeaten 67 to take their side home and 1-0 in the 3-match series. The hosts now have a huge task to cut out in the second T20I and it would be interesting to see how they respond.
New Zealand Women vs England Women
New Zealand Women vs England Women ODI
Date: 26th February 2020
Time: 03:30 AM IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Last result at this venue: New Zealand 330/6 (50 Ov) defeated Bangladesh 242 all out (47.2 Ov) by 88 wickets on Feb 20, 2019.
The surface at the University Oval in Dunedin is a bit hard and bowlers are expected to get some decent bounce here. As far as the batters are concerned, they will be getting their opportunities to score freely with the ball expected to come onto the bat nicely.
Where to watch the match live: No live streaming for this particular series in India.
Injury update, unavailability: The hosts’ premium pacer Lea Tahuhu has been ruled out of the ODI series with a hamstring injury which she sustained in the opening fixture. 22-year old Gabby Sullivan has been named in the 13-woman squad for this Dream11 team prediction game and the rest of the ODI series.
Expected changes and team combination: With Lea Tahuhu unavailable, Jess Kerr in all likelihood will replace her in the eleven. Maddy Green could also come in for Natalie Dodd who didn’t have a great outing last time around.
NZ-W Playing 11 (probable):
Natalie Dodd/Maddy Green
Injury update, unavailability: The visitors are not reeling with any unavailabilities or injury issues. The whole squad is available for selection.
Expected changes and team combination: After a terrific outing in the last game, changes are least expected to take place for the visitors. An unchanged eleven is expected to take the field at the University Oval.
EN-W Playing 11 (probable):
Amy Ellen Jones
Despite an underwhelming start to the series, the Whiteferns are expected to stand tall in this game. A fightback from the hosts is what we are predicting in this NZ-W vs EN-W Today Match Prediction. We are backing New Zealand Women to come good in this fixture.
Tammy Beaumont: The right-hand English opener looked afloat with a magnificent 71 in the last game. Talking about her numbers, she has 2458 runs from 64 innings in ODIs.
Heather Knight: The English skipper scored an unbeaten 67 in the last game. From 97 ODI innings, she has now scored 2867 runs and has scalped 48 as well.
Sophie Devine: The Whiteferns skipper has 2676 runs under her belt from 96 ODI innings and has scalped 74 wickets. She had a decent outing with the ball in the last game, but with the bat, she would be looking for more.
Natalie Sciver: The highly-rated English all-rounder looked on the money in the last game with an unbeaten 21, taking her side over the line. She has 1965 runs from 59 ODI innings to go with 45 scalps.
Hayley Jensen: After scoring an impressive fifty in the last game, Jensen would be high on confidence. From 12 ODI innings, she has scored 175 runs including a fifty.
Amy Satterthwaite: The veteran batter and vice-captain of Whiteferns will be a prime figure with the bat. She has got scores of 69, 41, and 3 in her last three games and would be a great choice for captain/vice-captain in both GL and SL teams.
WK: K Martin
BAT: B Halliday, A Satterthwaite, T Beaumont, D Wyatt
ALL: S Devine, H Knight, N Sciver
BWL: T Farrant, S Ecclestone, F Mackay