Date: February 11, 2023
Time: 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
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Mighty Australian Women will kick-start its T20 World Cup campaign on Sunday (February 11) as the top-seeded side will take on New Zealand Women at Boland Park, in Paarl. The top-seeded Australian Women suffered a massive defeat by Ireland in the last warm-up game.
Meanwhile, New Zealand lost its second warm-up game. While Australian Women are clear favourites against New Zealand, we take a look at the prediction for which team has an upper hand.
The nature of the pitch at Boland Park is known for being a competitive wicket and appears to be a bowling friendly wicket. The average 1st inning total at the venue is 146.
After losing a warm-up game against Ireland, Australian Women are expected to make a statement in the game against New Zealand. Alyssa Healy, Tahila McGrath, and Ellyse Perry have appeared in good touch and will be key for the mighty Australian Women.
On the other hand, New Zealand has lost their momentum as they lost both their warm-up games. Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, and Amelia Kerr will be key for the White Ferns but the trio has not looked consistent in the warm-up games.
Probable Playing XI:
Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy, Tahila McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, Meg Lanning, Ash Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt
New Zealand Women:
Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Hannah Rowe, Lauren Down, Brooke Halliday, Jess Kerr, Hayley Jensen
Australia Women is likely to win against New Zealand Women.
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