Date: 30th March
Time: 3:30 AM
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
After an intense group stage, the Women’s World Cup is set to enter its knockout stage which will kick off with Australia taking on the West Indies on 30th March. The game will be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Both teams have taken different routes to the semi-finals as the Aussies have remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Whereas the Windies had a strong start but have won only a single game in their last three matches.
The Australian team has been the most dominant team in the tournament as they have won every game convincingly. The Aussies have the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament in Meg Lanning who has scored 358 runs with an average of 59.67. They also have Rachael Haynes and Beth Mooney who have added 347 runs and 225 runs respectively. Players like Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner have also been incredible and would be great picks for the fantasy team.
West Indies Women:
The West Indies have emerged as dark-horse contenders as they defeated New Zealand and defending champions England in incredible fashion. They also defeated Bangladesh but have lost all their remaining games with 1 no result. Their star player has been all-rounder Hayley Williams who has scored 226 runs with an average of 37.67 and has picked up 10 wickets. Other star players in the Windies teams are Deandra Dottin, Stefanie Taylor and Shamilia Connell who are important picks for fantasy teams.
Probable Playing XI:
Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Deandra Dottin, Rashada Williams, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Kycia Knight, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Karishma Ramharack, Shamilia Connell
Wicket-keepers: Shemaine Campbelle, Alyssa Healy
Batters: Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Stafanie Taylor, Chedean Nation
All-rounders: Hayley Matthews, Chinelle Henry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers: Alana King, Megan Schutt, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell
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