Date: 20th March
Time: 3.30 AM
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
New Zealand Women will face England Women at Eden Park in Auckland in the 19th match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. New Zealand, led by Sophie Devine, is not having the best of times in the ongoing edition of the championship. Having won two of five games, the hosts are placed fifth in the points table. Meanwhile, defending champions have had similar results in the ICC tournament. They lost three games on the trot but bounced back against India in their last clash. Charlotte’s 4-wicket haul bundled out India at 134-10 in 36.2 overs. At present, they are placed sixth in the points table and will have to win the next game to find some momentum in the tournament.
New Zealand Women:
Sophie Devine is a top-notch batter from the side, and she has carried her dominating form in the ICC tournament. She has amassed 256-runs in five games, including a ton against West Indies women. Her inclusion in the fantasy team is mandatory. Amelia Kerr and Amy Satterthwaite are another two quality all-rounders from the side who must be added to the fantasy team for valuable points. Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu and Hayley Jensen are leading the bowling attack for the side, and the trio has the potential to pose a tough challenge to opponents.
Tammy Beaumont and skipper Heather Knight are top run-getters from the side and must be included in the fantasy squad. Natalie Sciver is another quality batter from the side who strengthens middle-order. Katherine Brunt is another top-notch all-rounder who should be trusted in the fantasy squad. Amongst the bowling department, Charlotte Dean and A Shrubsole are the mandatory picks. While Dean scalped four wickets in the game against India, Shrubsole clinched two crucial wickets.
Probable Playing XI:
New Zealand Women
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (wk), Brooke Halliday, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe
Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole
Wicket-keeper: Amy Jones, Katey Martin
Batters: Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Amy Satterthwaite
All-rounders: Amelia Kerr, Katherine Brunt, Lea Tahuhu, Natalie Sciver
Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Charlotte Dean,
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