The opening One-Day International (ODI) of the 3-match bilateral series between Ireland and Australia was abandoned without a ball being bowled. However, the conditions are promising for the 2nd ODI scheduled to be played at Castle Avenue, Dublin, on the 25th of July, 2023, at 3:15 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Ireland – Laura Delany (C), Mary Waldron (WK), Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Leah Paul, Arlene Kelly, Jane Maguire, Orla Prendergast, Georgina Dempsey, Ava Canning, Aimee Maguire, Cara Murray, Rebecca Stokell
Australia – Alyssa Healy (C, WK), Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Kim Garth, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Ashleigh Gardner, Tess Flintoff, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Georgia Wareham, Darcie Brown
Players to watch out:
The 22-year-old batter, in 33 ODIs, has scored 942 runs, including the highest of 96*, and averages 31.40 in the format. Additionally, she has also taken 10 wickets in 16 bowling innings. In her most recent series against Windies, she notched up scores of 83 and 95* and will remain crucial for the side’s success.
The 21-year-old all-rounder, in ODIs, has scored 229 runs in 13 batting innings and has struck 4 wickets in 7 bowling innings. The exciting all-rounder didn’t have the best of series against the Windies, scoring the highest of 37; however, she was effective with the ball.
The 27-year-old all-rounder previously played her cricket for Ireland; however, she moved shores and now represents Australia. Kim, in 36 ODI appearances, has accumulated 450 runs and scalped 23 wickets. Back on home soil, but in Australia’s Green and Gold, she’ll be worth watching.
Following Heather Graham’s injury, the 20-year-old uncapped all-rounder was called upon to join the squad. Tess was part of the Australia A squad that recently toured England for a 6-match A series, and she smashed a fine 70 off 48 balls in the 3rd One-Dayer, further enhancing the reputation she built in domestic and Big Bash cricket.
The wicket at Castle Avenue, Dublin provides a certain degree of assistance to the batters. Although it is a batting-friendly surface, the average score at the venue remains in the 210s. Additionally, the pacers also benefit from ample assistance to exploit.
The conditions at Castle Avenue, Dublin, are expected to be pleasant for cricket, with mostly cloudy skies and a minimal chance of rain. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 17°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 69%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Beth Mooney, Amy Hunter, Ellyse Perry, Gaby Lewis, Phoebe Litchfield, Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Laura Delany, Georgia Wareham, Darcie Brown, Cara Murray
Date – July 25, 2023
Time – 3:15 PM IST
Venue – Castle Avenue, Dublin
Broadcast – Indian audience can live-stream the game on the FanCode app and website. Additionally, ICC TV will also provide a live stream of the match.