Date: 28th March 2021
Time: 11:40 AM(IST)
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
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New Zealand Women lock horns with Australia Women in the first T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The two teams had met last year in Australia. However, the hosts emerged victorious in the three-match T20I series.
New Zealand had lost the T20I series 1-2 and the ODI series 3-0 in November 2020 and they would be itching to seek revenge from their Trans-Tasman rivals. Lea Tahuhu is making a comeback after her hamstring lay-off and Suzie Bates will be missing out on this series. Brooke Halliday is in terrific form and is a must-pick.
The biggest positive for Australia women is star-allrounder Ellyse Perry’s availability. She has not played international cricket for a year because of a hamstring injury which she sustained last year during the T20 World Cup. However, Australia will be missing the services of Annabel Sutherland and Molly Strano has been named as a replacement. The squad will be led by Meg Lanning.
Probable Playing XI
New Zealand Women:
Katey Martin, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Fran Jonas, Hannah Rowe, Rosemary Mair
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano
Wicket-keepers: Alyssa Healy, Katey Martin
Batswomen: Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Amy Satterthwaite, Ashleigh Gardner
All-rounders: Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen
Bowlers: Molly Strano, Sophie Molineux, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair
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