The 25th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and Bangladesh on March 25 at basin Reserve in Wellington. While Australia have won all their six matches in this World Cup so far, Bangladesh have won one out of their five matches in the tournament to date.
Head to Head
Australia and Bangladesh have not played a single ODI against each other. They have played just the one T20I against each other, which Australia have won.
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
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (Captain), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmim, Shanjida Akther Maghla
Players to watch out for
The captain of Australia won the player of the match in her last outing against South Africa when she scored an unbeaten 135 off 130 balls to lead the run chase and help her team win by five wickets.
The Australian all-rounder stitched a match winning partnership of 93 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Meg Lanning to seal the deal for Australia against South Africa in the last match. Apart from her batting, she can contribute with the ball, bowling right arm seam.
She top scored with 32 runs against India in her last outing. With the ball, the right arm off spinner opened the bowling and bowled eight overs conceding just 23 runs. She bowled one maiden over too.
The right arm medium pace bowler was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh in her last match against India. She scalped 3-37 in her 10 overs, including two maidens. She picked up the key wickets of Shafali Verma, Mithali Raj and Yastika Bhatia.
This will be the fifth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Teams batting first have won one match, while the teams batting second have won two matches here. The last match that was played here was washed out after getting in 10.5 overs. The average first innings score is 224 and the average second innings score is 177. Despite the relatively lower average scores, the wicket is good for batting. Seam bowlers have enjoyed bowling here.
The weather is expected to be windy and cloudy. There will be rain on and off in the morning. The average temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius, with 60 percent chance of precipitation and 100 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Nigar Sultana, Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Fargana Hoque, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Ritu Moni, Alana King, Salma Khatun, Jess Jonassen
Date: March 25, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
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