Commonwealth bank Women’s T20 series, 2018
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women, 1st T20I
The much-awaited trans-Tasman Commonwealth Bank Women’s T20I series will finally get underway on Saturday as the Southern Stars’ lock horns with the White Ferns’ in what is expected to provide an ideal build-up to next month’s Women’s World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.
Venue:- North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Match Timing:- Saturday, September 29, 2018, 02:40 PM IST
The Southern Stars’ come into this series on the back of a six-month break since the end of a T20I tri-series win in India against arch-rivals England.
The White Fern’s have had the wood over Australia in the shortest format of the game. They’ve won their past three T20I series against the Southern Stars, including a 2-1 victory on Aussie soil back in 2017. But, they also come on the back of a T20I series loss at the hands of England back in June despite racking up huge totals in the series, most notably the world-record 1-216 against South Africa.
As for Meg Lanning, Southern Stars’ captain is set to play her first international game on home soil since early 2017 after recovering from shoulder injury and the all-rounder is confident that the youthful injection in the form of leg-spinner Georgia Wareham and pacer Tayla Vlaeminck gives his side a much-needed cutting edge.
The White Ferns’ too, usher in a new era under a new leadership with Suzie Bates passing on the mantle to Amy Satterthwaite two weeks ago.
Read on for AU-W vs NZ-W Team News & AU-W vs NZ-W Playing 11
Meg Lanning (c), Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Rachael Haynes (VC), Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux
New Zealand Women:-
Suzie Bates, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Lea Tahuhu, Jess Watkin, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Sophie Devine, Kate Ebrahim, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen
Here’s how both teams might line-up for AU-W vs NZ-W:-
Wicket-keeper – Alyssa Healy
Batsmen – Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Rachel Haynes, Elyse Villani
All-rounders – Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers – Meghan Scutt, Georgia Wareham Nicola Carey (D:- Sophie Molineux, Tayla Vlaeminck)
New Zealand Women:-
Wicket-keeper – Katey Martin
Batsmen – Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Jess Watkin
All-rounders – Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Kate Ebrahim, Holly Huddlestone