The 11th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and New Zealand on March 13 at Basin Reserve in Wellington. While Australia have won both their matches, New Zealand have two out of the three matches in the World Cup campaign so far.
Head to Head
Australia and New Zealand have played 132 ODIs against each other, out of which Australia have won 99, New Zealand have won 31 and two matches did not produce a result.
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
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (captain), Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
Players to watch out for
This right handed opening batter of Australia was the player of the match in the last game against Pakistan. She muscled 72 runs off 79 balls and guided her team to a seven-wicket win. She looked in good touch and Australia will want her to give them strong starts in the rest of the tournament.
The leg spinner is the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the World Cup so far. She has five wickets in two matches, including the best of 3-59. She has been quite disciplined with her lines and lengths in the middle overs and provided the team with the necessary breakthroughs.
The captain of New Zealand is the leading run-getter for her side in this edition of the World Cup so far. The right-handed batter has plundered 157 runs in three matches at an average of more than 50 and a strike rate of over 90. She can also roll her arm over to bowl right arm seam.
The star all-rounder of New Zealand seems to do no wrong with both bat and ball. In the three matches that she has played so far in the World Cup, she has scored 110 runs and picked up four wickets. She is a right handed top order batter and a right arm leg spinner.
This will be the first match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Prior to this, 16 matches have been played here, with teams batting first winning seven and teams batting second winning nine. The highest total posted here is 266 and the lowest is 61. New Zealand do not enjoy playing here as they have won one out of the 11 matches, while Australia have won 11 out of the 12 matches that they have played at this venue.
The weather is expected to be windy with low clouds. The average temperature will be around 18 degrees Celsius, with just one percent chance of precipitation and 100 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Katey Martin, Alyssa Healy, Amy Satterthwaite, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Lea Tahuhu, Alana King, Jess Kerr, Megan Schutt
Date: March 13, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
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