The eighth match of the ICC Women’s World T20 2023 will be played between Australia and Bangladesh on February 14 at St. George’s Park in Gqeberha. The game will begin at 10.30 PM IST (7 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their second match in the tournament. While Australia have won their game against New Zealand, Bangladesh have lost theirs to Sri Lanka.
Australia and Bangladesh have played one T20I against each other, and Australia have won that.
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
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana Joty (c) Marufa Akter, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fahima Khatun, Shorna Akter, Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondol, Ritu Moni, Disha Biswas, Sobhana Mostary
Players to watch
The right-handed opening batter of Australia top-scored with a belligerent 55 off 38 in her last appearance against New Zealand. She hammered nine boundaries in her entertaining innings. She stitched a 70-run partnership with Meg Lanning and a 50-run stand with Ellyse Perry.
The star all-rounder of Australia won the player of the match award in the last game against New Zealand. The off-spinner wreaked havoc with the ball as she scalped 12/5 in three overs. Besides her bowling, she is a hard-hitting middle-order batter.
The right-handed top-order batter of Bangladesh starred with the bat in the last encounter against Sri Lanka. She mustered 29 off 32, including five boundaries. She came into bat in the second over and was there till the 10th.
The right-arm seamer of Bangladesh was the most successful bowler and the lone wicket-taker for her side in the last fixture against Sri Lanka. She snapped 23/3 in four overs, including one maiden. She came into bowl as the first change and bowled well with the new ball inside the powerplay.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue and also the first women’s T20I. Expect a fresh surface that will offer plenty of runs. However, a thick cloud cover may assist the fast bowlers. A high chance of rain may play a spoilsport. So, the toss will be important.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with a passing shower or two. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 23 degrees Celsius. There will be a 99 percent cloud cover and an 85 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Nigar Sultana, Meg Lanning, Sobhana Mostary, Grace Harris, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Salma Khatun, Marufa Akter, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Date: February 14, 2023
Time: 10.30 PM IST (7 PM LOCAL)
Venue: St. George’s Park, Gqeberha
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
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