Match 11 – Australia vs New Zealand Women | Squad | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming

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. 

 

Match 11 – Australia vs New Zealand Women | Squad | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming
Match 11 – Australia vs New Zealand Women | Squad | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming

Match preview

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. 

Squads

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

Alyssa Healy: 

Player Profile of Alyssa Healy in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Alyssa Healy in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

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.

Alana King: 

Player Profile of Alana King in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Alana King in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

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.

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Sophie Devine: 

Player Profile of Sophie Devine in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Sophie Devine in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

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.

Amelia Kerr: 

Player Profile of Amelia Kerr in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Amelia Kerr in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

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.

Pitch

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.

Weather

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

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Match Details

Date: March 13, 2022

Time: 3.30am IST

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar

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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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