The 14th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and West Indies on March 15 at Basin Reserve in Wellington. While Australia have won all the three matches so far in their World Cup campaign, West Indies have won two out of their three matches in the tournament.
Head to Head
Australia and West Indies have played 13 ODIs against each other, out of which Australia have won 12 and West Indies have won one.
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
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
This star Australian all-rounder was the player of the match in her last outing against New Zealand as she made useful contributions with both bat and ball. She scored 68 runs off 86 balls and picked up 1-18 in five overs, opening the bowling for Australia. She bowled well with the new ball.
This Australian all-rounder played her first match of this World Cup campaign and made some impactful performances with both bat and ball. She muscled an unbeaten 48 off 18 balls to take her side post the 260-run mark and with the ball, bowling right arm off spin struck with 2-15.
This swashbuckling opening batter of West Indies top scored with 62 runs against India in her last match. She led the run chase from the front and provided a strong start to her team. With the ball, she clinched 1-32 in her five overs.
She has been the in-form opening batter of West Indies. In her last game against India, she mustered 43 runs and stitched a 100-run partnership with Dottin in just 12 odd overs. With the ball, she grabbed 1-65 in her 10 overs.
This will be the second match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. In the first match, the team batting first won. The wicket seems to be good for batting however there is some assistance for the bowlers, especially the quick bowlers. In the last match, the seamer picked up 11 wickets while the spinners accounted for six.
The weather is expected to be windy with low clouds. The average temperature will be around 17 degrees Celsius, with 25 percent chance of precipitation and 98 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Deandra Dottin, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, Hayley Matthews, Ellyse Perry, Anisa Mohammed, Alana King, Shamilia Connell, Amanda Jade Wellington
Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
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