The Australia women’s side has beaten the Sri Lankan women in two consecutive ODIs and has claimed a series win. Australia will be looking to clean sweep Sri Lanka, while Sri Lanka will try to end the series on a positive note by registering a rare win.
Date- Wednesday, October 9
Time- 5:40 AM (IST)
Venue- Allan Border Field
Australia Women Team News
The mighty Aussies have ensured their dominance through their all-round display in the series so far.
Rachael Haynes has been a nightmare for Sri Lankan bowlers with the opener scoring fifty and above in both ODIs. Haynes scored a staggering knock of 118 in the second game and was accompanied by Alyssa Healy who scored a quick-fire 69 of 62 balls.
Australian captain, Meg Lenning has done substantially well by 73 in the first ODI followed by a valuable knock of 45 in the second.
Ellyse Perry is yet to show her true worth in the series with both bat and ball, but could certainly pack a punch on any given day.
Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner and Nicola Carey are expected to take care of the lower middle order.
In the bowling department. Jess Jonassen has been most impressed with her left-arm spin and has bagged six wickets in the two ODIs. Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey and Heather Graham are there to provide adequate support with the ball in hand.
Sri Lanka Women Team News
The Sri Lankan women’s side has been lethargic in the field to say the least.
Though bowlers such as Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, and Sashikala Siriwardene have taken wickets at regular intervals, they haven’t been able to stop the Australians from scoring over 280 on both occasions.
Chamari Athapaththu is yet to show her batting prowess in the series. Anushka Saneejwani and Harshitha Madavi did score over 30 each but weren’t able to carry their innings further in the most recent game,
Siriwardene has got starts in both games but just like her top-order batters, isn’t able to get the big scores.
Nilakshi de Silva must also take the onus of scoring late runs in the final few overs.
SL-W vs AU-W Possible Playing Eleven
Australia Women- Alyssa Healy, Rachel Haynes, Meg Lenning (C), Ekkyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Nicola Carey, Heather Graham, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck
Sri Lanka Women- Chamari Atapattu, Anushka Sanjeewni, Harshita Madavi, Dilani Manodara, Shashikala Siriwardene (C), Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera
Sri Lankan women’s side have lost two consecutive ODI games to Australia women’s team. The first game was lost by 157 runs followed by a 110 runs defeat.
Both Alyssa Healy and Rachel Haynes have been dangerous for Australia while opening the innings this series and will look to add further misery in the final ODI. Meg Lenning at number three and her consistency has given the openers to express themselves.
Jess Jonassen has been tough to pick for Sri Lankan batters. Jonassen has scalped six wickets in two games.
For Sri Lanka, the skipper, Shashikala Siriwardene can lead as an example with both bat and ball. Achini Kulasuriya can prove to be vital with the ball for Sri Lanka.
Captain options- Alyssa Healy (AUS) | Jess Jonassen (AUS)
Vice-captain options- Meg Lenning (AUS) | Sugandika Kumari (SL)
SL-W vs AU-W Dream11 Today Match Prediction | Fantasy Team
A Healy, M Lanning, R Haynes, N d Silva, H Madavi, S Siriwardene, E Perry, J Jonassen G Wareham, H Graham, A Kulasuriya