The final match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and England on April 3 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Head to Head
Australia and England have played 82 ODIs against each other, out of which Australia have won 56, England have won 22, one match ended in a tie and three did not produce a result.
In World Cups, Australia and England have played 18 matches against each other, out of which Australia have won 12, England have won four, one match ended in a tie and one match 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
England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlotte Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danielle Wyatt
Players to watch out for
The right handed opening batter of Australia muscled 129 runs off 107 balls in her last match against West Indies, which was the semi-final of the World Cup. The swashbuckling batter steered Australia to go past the 300-run mark.
The left arm spinner of Australia was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against West Indies during the semi-final. She bagged 2-14 in five overs. She bowled well in the middle overs and provided Australia with the necessary breakthroughs.
The right-handed opening batter of England won the player of the match for her match winning batting performance in the semi-final against South Africa. She plundered a blistering 129 off 125 balls to help England post 293 runs on board.
The left arm spinner of England is the leading wicket-taker in this World Cup with 20 wickets in eight matches. In her last match, which was the semi-final against South Africa, she scalped 6-36 recording the best bowling figures for England in Women’s Cricket World Cups.
This will be the fifth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won two matches each at this venue. The average first innings score is 254 and the average second innings score is 174. The conditions are good for batting.
The weather is expected to see sunshine and a few clouds. The average temperature will be around 18 degrees Celsius, with just one percent chance of precipitation and 28 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Danielle Wyatt, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Ecclestone, Jess Jonassen, Anya Shrubsole, Megan Schutt
Date: April 3, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
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