Cricket match date: 14th November 2018
Cricket match time: 05:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: ICC Women’s World T20
Team A: Australia Women
Team B: New Zealand Women
Team A Captain: Meg Lanning
Team B Captain: Amy Satterthwaite
Cricket Match Preview:
In a tournament like world T20, the margin of error is very less. No side can afford to slip once, let alone twice as other teams are always looking out for an opportunity to move ahead. New Zealand women have slipped once already in the tournament in the very first game of cricket against India women. Now they will be facing arguably their biggest hurdle in the form of Australian women in their bid to move to the next round.
Australian women cricket team is the only thing moving in the right direction in Australia. They look unstoppable at the moment and it is going to take something really special to stop them from going ahead. They are undoubtedly the strongest favourite to win the tournament and so far, they have played exactly like one. In their first cricket game against Pakistan women, they hammered 165 runs while batting first, which is currently the second highest score in the tournament. In the defense, they completely restricted Pakistan from even staying in contention of chasing the score.
In the second cricket game against Ireland women, it was a no match as Australia women first restricted Ireland to a below-par total of 93 runs and then completely cruised to their total in just 9.1 overs and won the game by 9 wickets. Australia women currently are the side with the best run rate in the tournament. Even if they lose this game against New Zealand they would still go through to the next round.
Unfortunately, that is not true for New Zealand women cricket team. They had a relatively big loss against India women by 34 runs and despite the expectations that they will win against Ireland women and Pakistan women, they have to contend with Australia women. With Australia women almost through to the next round and India’s remaining games being against the weaker sides, New Zealand are up against it.
Cricket Match Information:
Australia women and New Zealand women are going to take on each other in a crucial Group B game of cricket. Australia women have already won two games of cricket while New Zealand have played one and lost one against India women. If New Zealand women do not win this game of cricket, they will be in real danger of losing out on the next round spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Australia women have been very dominant in both their victories so far in the tournament. Our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last cricket game against Ireland women.
Here is our prediction of Australia Women’s playing XI:
- A Healy
- BL Mooney
- EA Perry
- Meg Lanning
- A Gardner
- EJ Villani
- RL Haynes
- S Molineux
- DM Kimmince
- G Wareham
- M Schutt
New Zealand Women
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
New Zealand women had an indifferent outing against India women. They have everything to play for now against their eternal opponent Australia women. Our prediction is we might get to see one or two changes in their lineup against Australia.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Suzie Bates
- AM Peterson
- SFM Devine
- AE Satterthwaite
- KJ Martin
- ML Green
- Katie Martin
- Haidee Tiffen
- Amelia Kerr
- Leigh Kasperek
- LMM Tahuhu
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Meg Lanning, the Australian skipper, is one of the best batters in the cricket world. Her innovative strokes and steely determination are her key assets. Our prediction is against a familiar opponent, we will get to see a fine knock from her.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Two good sides and a good pitch is just what the world T20 needs right now. Our prediction is we may get to see the score around 180 in both innings. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Australia women will begin the game as huge favourites. In the last 5 games of cricket against each other, Australia women have won 3 and lost 2. However, Australia have won all three recent cricket games they played and that tells us something about their dominance. Hence, our prediction is of another Australian victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Meg Lanning (AUS) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
M Schutt (AUS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
A Healy (AUS)
Australia Women – 1.28
New Zealand Women – 3.15
*odds may change anytime