Preview: Warm Up – New Zealand vs Australia Women | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming

New Zealand and Australia will play their second warm-up match ahead of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on March 1 at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln. While New Zealand suffered a defeat at the hands of Pakistan in their first warm-up game on February 27, Australia, on the other hand, cruised to an easy win against the West Indies on the same day.

 

Preview: Warm Up – New Zealand vs Australia Women | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming
Preview: Warm Up – New Zealand vs Australia Women | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming

 

Match preview – ICC women’s world cup warm up matches 

Head to Head

The trans-Tasmanian rivals, Australia and New Zealand have played 132 matches against each other, out of which, Australia have won 99, New Zealand have won 31, and two matches did not produce a result

Squads

New Zealand: Sophie Devine (captain, Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

Australia: Meg Lanning (captain), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Players to watch out for

Ellyse Perry:

The Australian star all-rounder seems to have regained her lost touch. In the warm-up game against West Indies on February 27, she made match-winning contributions with both bat and ball. She scored a delectable half-century and picked up two wickets. Her good form will be a big boost for the six time World Champions.

Annabel Sutherland:

She is a young all-rounder in the Australian line-up. The right-handed batter and right-arm seamer had a wonderful outing against the West Indies during the warm-up match on February 27. With the bat, she muscled 54 not out off 37 balls, and with the ball, she picked up 2-19 in her six overs.

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Amy Satterthwaite:

The left-handed top batter top-scored 80 runs off 85 balls for New Zealand in the warm-up game against Pakistan on February 27. Before this match, she was a part of the White Ferns side for the India series, in which she piled up 166 runs at an average of 33.20 in the five-match tournament. She is one of the most experienced cricketers in the New Zealand team.

Amelia Kerr:

New Zealand’s star all-rounder has been in red hot form in the recent past. She was phenomenal with both bat and ball in the recently concluded India series, during which she won the player of the series. Before that, she played a pivotal part in Wellington Blaze’s title-win in Super Smash. She is a right-handed top-order batter and a right-arm leg spinner.

Pitch

It is a good cricketing wicket as it offers a healthy contest between bat and ball. In the last match that was played here, more than 450 runs were scored. There were 16 wickets to fall, out of which nine were scalped by spinners and seven by seamers.

Weather

The weather looks good for a complete day of the game. The average temperature will be around 19 degrees Celsius, with a humidity of 69 percent and 20 percent chance of precipitation. It is expected to be cloudy right through the course of the match. There is a chance of a few showers in the latter half of the game. Apart from that, the weather looks fine.

Fantasy playing XI

Alyssa Healy, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Kerr, Nicola Carey

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Match Details

Date: March 1, 2022

Time: 3 am IST

Venue: Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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