Match 3: Australia v New Zealand | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming 

The third match of the ICC Women’s World T20 2023 will be played between the trans-Tasmanian rivals, Australia and New Zealand, on February 11 at Boland Park in Paarl. The game will begin at 10.30 PM IST (7 PM LOCAL).

 

Match 3: Australia v New Zealand | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming 
Match 3: Australia v New Zealand | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Head-to-Head

Australia and New Zealand have played 47 T20Is against each other, out of which Australia have won 25, New Zealand have won 21, and one match did not produce a result.

Squads

Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham

New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

Players to watch

Megan Schutt:

Australia’s right-arm speedster was the bowlers’ pick in her last warm-up match against Ireland. She opened the bowling and accounted for 16/2 in four overs. She was also the most economical bowler for her side.

Alyssa Healy: 

Australia’s swashbuckling right-handed opening batter starred with the bat in the last warm-up game against Ireland. She packed a punch with a blistering 62 off 40, peppering the boundary rope nine times and clearing it once. She stitched a 135-run partnership with Tahlia McGrath.

Hayley Jensen: 

The right-arm medium-pace bowler of New Zealand was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in the last warm-up encounter against England. She claimed 20/2 in three overs, coming into bowl as the first change. She was effective in the middle overs.

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Suzie Bates: 

The prolific right-handed opening batter of New Zealand top-scored with a 35-ball 36 in her last warm-up fixture against England. She smashed five boundaries in her valiant innings. She fought hard and was there in the middle till the 11th over.

Pitch

It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue, with the first being played early in the day. Before this, the venue has hosted three women’s T20Is, out of which teams batting first have won two, and the teams batting second have won one. A warm-up match was played here on February 8 between Pakistan and South Africa Women. 285 runs were scored, and only nine wickets fell in that fixture. Expect a similar kind of surface that will offer plenty of runs.

Weather

The weather is expected to see blazing sunshine, and it will be very hot. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 41 degrees Celsius. There will be a zero percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northwest.

Fantasy Playing XI

Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath, Amelia Kerr, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Megan Schutt

Match details

Date: February 11, 2023

Time: 10.30 PM IST (7 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Boland Park, Paarl

Live streaming: Star Sports Network

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