With India already secured its place in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World T20 from Group A, this match between Australia Women and New Zealand has become a virtual quarter-final. The winning side will successfully qualify for the knockouts. The New Zealand Women survived a massive upset in the last game where they won a low-scoring encounter against Bangladesh Women that was their second victory in the mega event. On the other hand, the defending champions Australia Women have also won two games after that huge loss against India Women in the opening game of the tournament. Both the teams are looking quite balanced and therefore, it is surely expected to be an exciting and entertaining game.
Let’s now look at the Today Match Prediction for this fixture
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup- Match 18
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
March 2, Monday at 09:30 AM IST
February 29, 2020: India Women (116/3 in 14.4 overs) defeated Sri Lanka Women (113/9 in 20 overs) by 7 wickets.
February 29, 2020: New Zealand Women (91/10 in 18.2 overs) defeated Bangladesh Women (74/10 in 19.5 overs) by 17 runs.
February 27, 2020: India Women (133/8 in 20 overs) defeated New Zealand Women (130/6 in 20 overs) by 3 runs.
Injury Status: Ellyse Perry is a doubtful starter but she did light indoor practice session.
Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (wk), Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (C), Rachel Haynes, Nicola Carey, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt.
Australia Women Squad
Meg Lanning (C), Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Annabel Sutherland, Rachel Haynes, Megan Schutt, Jess Jonassen, Molly Strano, Nichola Carey, Delissa Kimmince, Erin Burns, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham.
Injury Status: There is currently no news on any injury unavailability.
Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (wk), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martin, Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair.
New Zealand Women Squad
Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (wk), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Lauren Down, Anna Peterson, Rosemary Mair, Holly Huddleston.
We are backing the Australia Women to win this match.
WK: Alyssa Healy
BT: Beth Mooney, Rachel Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Maddy Green
ALL: Sophie Devine, Jess Jonassen, Hayley Jensen
BW: Leigh Kasperek, Megan Schutt, Rosemary Mair
Captain choices: Sophie Devine, Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy, Hayley Jensen.
Grand League Tip: Both the teams are looking quite balanced and therefore, you can pick mixed players.