Date and Day- 5 September 2019, Thursday.
Match 1 – Australia Women v/s West Indies Women.
Time-11:30 PM IST.
Venue – Coolidge (Antigua)
Australia women’s team will play against the West Indies women’s team in a three-match ODI series, under the ICC ODI Championship. Australia is placed second in the points table and West Indies is placed seventh place. Australia seems to be pretty confident going into the series not having lost a series since the semi-final exit in the 2017 World Cup.
West Indies have recalled Anisa Mohammed into their squad due to injuries to the likes of Shakera Selman, Chedean Nation, and Shemaine Campbell. With a lot of senior players injured this is a young and less experienced West Indies team.
Australia has selected the uncapped allrounders, Heather Graham and Erin Burns. They have left out Sophie Molineux due to her shoulder injury as well as experienced campaigners like Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani. While Bolton made herself unavailable for selection, Villani was left out to regain her form by playing in WCNL.
Head to Head
In the previous 5 encounters, Australia women’s team has beaten West Indies women’s team in all the games. Last of those 5 encounters was played in the 2017 World Cup, which Australia won by 8 wickets while chasing a score of 204.
Played-5, Australia-5, West Indies-0.
West Indies Women Squad
Stafanie Taylor (C), Hayley Matthews (VC), Reniece Boyce, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Karishma Ramharack, Shabika Gajnabi.
Australia Women Squad
Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes (VC), Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Heather Graham Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.
Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Afy Fletcher, Megan Schutt.