On Friday, July 28, cricket fans will witness an exciting clash between Ireland Women and Australia Women in the Third ODI match of the Australia Women’s Tour of Ireland. The match will be held at Castle Avenue in Dublin. The previous encounter saw the first match abandoned and Australia securing a dominant victory in the second ODI. Ireland will be eager to bounce back, while Australia will aim to maintain their momentum.
Ireland – Laura Delany (captain), Ava Canning, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter (wicket-keeper), Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Jane Maguire, Aimee Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Rebecca Stokell, Shauna Kavanagh (wicket-keeper)
Australia – Alyssa Healy (captain/wicket-keeper), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney (wicket-keeper), Ellyse Perry, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
Players to Watch Out for
The experienced all-rounder, Ellyse Perry, played a spectacular knock of 91 runs off 99 balls in the second ODI. Her impressive strike rate of 91, including nine boundaries and three sixes, showcased her ability to accelerate the innings. Perry is also a valuable asset with the ball, making her a formidable player to watch out for.
In the previous game, Gardner displayed her aggressive batting skills by smashing a quickfire 65 off just 39 balls. Her strike rate of over 166, coupled with her ability to contribute with the ball, makes her a vital player in the Australian lineup.
The Irish bowler, Georgina Dempsey, was outstanding in the last match, picking up four crucial wickets in her ten overs. Her economical bowling, with an economy rate of just 5.4, proved to be a challenge for the Australian batsmen. Among her scalps were the key wickets of Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry.
With an impressive half-century of 50 runs off 66 balls, Amy Hunter showcased her consistency and batting prowess in the previous match. Her experience and ability to anchor the innings will be crucial for Ireland’s batting lineup.
Castle Avenue offers a batsman-friendly pitch, allowing batters to play their shots freely and exploit the favorable conditions. Bowlers will need to rely on their variations to find success. Considering the average first innings total of 210, the toss-winning team might opt to bowl first.
With the weather predicted to be cloudy and chances of rain, bowlers could have an added advantage with potential swing and movement.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Gaby Lewis, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Laura Delany, Orla Prendergast, Jess Jonassen, Georgina Dempsey, Alana King, Darcie Brown
Date: July 28, 2023
Time: 03:30 PM
Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin
Broadcast: The match will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.
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