Australia will lock horns against West Indies in the 2nd ODI of the series at the Junction Oval in Melbourne, on the 12th of October, 2023, at 4:35 AM Indian Standard Time (IST). Hosts Australia had thrashed the visitors by 8 wickets in the previous ODI and will be hoping to continue that performance while West Indies will hope to bounce back.
Australia – Alyssa Healy (C, WK), Tahlia McGrath (VC), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
West Indies – Hayley Matthews (C), Shemaine Campbelle (VC), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Karishma Ramharack, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out:
A legend of the game, Ellyse Perry is a player you can never write off. One of the most dominant players of this generation, she has amassed 3682 runs in 136 ODIs at an average of 51.13 and has taken 162 wickets. She will not be bowling in the match but we can expect her to play a starring role with the bat.
With her all-rounder capabilities, Ashleigh Gardner can easily tilt the match in Australia’s favor. She has scored 846 runs in ODIs with a high score of 67 and has taken 73 wickets with best figures of 3/25. She has been in good form with the ball and we can expect her to perform well in this game.
Stafanie Taylor is one of the best players that the West Indies team has produced. The former captain has amassed 5513 runs in 152 ODIs and has taken 153 wickets. She is amongst the only players in cricketing history to hold the number one ODI ranking in both batting and bowling. In this series, she has managed only one fifty score till now and West Indies will be hoping for a good performance from her.
36-year-old Afy Fletcher will be a player to watch out for. In 67 ODIs she has taken 79 wickets with best figures of 4/22. She is an impressive player but has not been up to the mark on this tour. West Indies will be hoping that she returns to form.
The pitch at the Junction Oval will provide conditions suitable for batting. Amongst bowlers, pacers can be expected to dominate in the game.
There are high chances of rain during the match. The temperature is expected to be 17 degree Celsius and humidity is estimated to be around 75%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Stafanie Taylor, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Aaliyah Alleyne, Georgia Wareham, Kim Garth, Megan Schutt, Shamilia Connell
Date – 12th October, 2023
Time – 4:35 AM IST
Venue – Junction Oval, Melbourne
Broadcast – The game will be broadcast on the Seven Network and Fox Sports, and it will also be available for streaming on Kayo Sports.
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