Date: February 14, 2023
Time: 10:30 PM IST
Venue: St George's Park, Gqeberha
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
Australia Women and Bangladesh Women will lock horns in a classic David vs Goliath match-up at St George's Park in Gqeberha. Entering this fixture, the Aussies decimated New Zealand by 97 runs. Whereas, Bangladesh suffered a 7-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener.
St George's Park in Gqeberha has always produced competitive tracks where both batters and bowlers are benefitted. The average 1st innings score is 154 in domestic T20 games.
Australia Women: Tournament favourites Australia started off their title defence with a bang against New Zealand. Their team has been the world's number one for years now and will continue this dominant form in this World Cup as well. Australia has world-beaters like Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt, who can torment any team in the world.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Australia Women
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
On the other hand, Bangladesh is one of the underdog teams in the tournament and came into the World Cup through the qualifier in the UAE last year. The Tigresses have a young squad with many players coming in from the U19 World Cup. They showed off this underdog spirit against Sri Lanka, where they started off strong with the bat but failed to contain the Lankans in the second innings.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Bangladesh Women
Shamima Sultana (wk), Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (c), Shorna Akter, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondal, Nahida Akter, Marufa Akter, Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam
The Australia Women are the favourites to defeat Bangladesh Women at St George's Park in Gqeberha to win their second consecutive game in the World Cup.
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