Women Ashes 2019- 2nd T20I: England Women vs Australia Women

Match Details

England Women vs Australia Women; 2nd T20

County Ground, Hove

Women’s Ashes 2019 T20I

Sunday, 28th July 2019; 06:30 PM IST.

Pitch Report

The Hove ground staff have been busy preparing with Sussex Sharks’ recent T20 blast matches, as well as this game. The wicket may suffer a little as a result but it is likely to be played normally. Pitch is expected to be batting friendly. In the last match Essex scored 226 in the first inning while Surrey got bundled out on 173.

Weather Forecast

It had rained one day prior to the match day. However clear skies are expected on the day of the match.

Preview

Australia Women continued their unbeaten spree in the Women’s Ashes as they defeated the hosts by 93 runs in the first game of the 3-match T20I series. Australian Women will be looking to wrap up another series win within the women’s ashes when they meet England in 2nd T20I of the 2019 tour. The match is scheduled for July 28th and the live-action will begin at 6:30 PM IST.

England were in good WT20I form prior to this series, after beating Sri Lanka and West Indies, but suffered a chastening defeat to Australia in the first game of this league of the Women’s Ashes. That they only managed between them (133) what Meg Lanning scored on her own should be a source of huge embarrassment. Jenny Gunn was ruled out of the WT20I series due to a side strain, while wicket-keeper-batsman Sarah Taylor withdrew on the eve of the first match due to mental health reasons. After the bowlers came in for a lot of punishment, off-spinner Mady Villiers could make her debut. Georgia Elwiss is another option to bring in.

Player To Watch Out For- Danni Wyatt, Nat Sciver and Sophie Ecclestone.

Australia have already retained the trophy and currently have the 10-2 lead. Almost everyone has contributed for them in the series so far, and while they a few areas to improve in, they are very few and not of significant importance. In the first T20 skipper Meg Lanning scored a record unbeaten 133 from only 63 deliveries with help of 17 fours and seven maximums. Beth Mooney scored a 33-ball 54 to add 134 for the 2nd wicket with Lanning in only 11.4 overs as the visitors finished with 226/3 in their 20 overs. England’s chase began with both openers getting out on a duck and never recovered as they finished with 133/9. There was only one change in the Australia line-up compared to their most recent WT20i match – the final of the World Twenty20 against England. Jess Jonassen replaced Elyse Villani in that change and it could be the same XI that looks to seal another win.

Player To Watch Out For- Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy.

 

Players In Squad For Fantasy Selection

England Women’s – Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Amy Jones, Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Mady Villiers, Lauren Winfield and Danni Wyatt.

Australia Women’s – Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

Probable Line Ups For Apne XI Selection

England Women- Amy Jones (wk), Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver, Laura Winfield, Katherine Brunt, Mady Villiers, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Georgia Elwiss.

Australia Women- Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt.

Head To Head

Matches Played- 33

Won by England Women-17

Won by Australia Women- 15

Tie/Draw- 1

No Result- NIL

 

 

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)

England Women- Lost | Won | Won | Won | Won

Australia Women- Won | Won | Won | Lost | Won

Apne XI Prediction

Australia’s dominance is showing no sign of ending or reducing in this series. They were outstanding in the first WT20i and can back it with another eye-catching victory in the second.

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