Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 2019: 1st T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 2019: 1st T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Australia start as overwhelming favourites.

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Australia women. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 1st of the three-match T20I series between Australia Women and Sri Lanka Women will be played at North Sydney Oval in Sydney.

The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (10:00 AM IST) (4:30 PM GMT). This game will be live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in India. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

Match Preview:

Sri Lanka Women and Australia Women will lock horns in the first of the three-match T20I series on Sunday. The visitors were involved in a thrilling practice game against Cricket Australia XI which went down to the super over. However, they managed to win the match which must have increased their confidence multifold. Having said that, it won’t be an easy task for them to overpower the Australian team led by Meg Lanning.

The hosts are coming off a dominating 3-0 win over the West Indies women and have retained the same squad for this series as well. Though they won’t take them lightly as Sri Lanka has the potential to punch above their weight every now and then.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather will be perfect for the cricket match to take place on Sunday in Sydney. The temperature is expected to hover around 19-20 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather. There is no chance of rain whatsoever during the match timings.

Pitch Report:

Only a solitary T20I has taken place at the venue before between Australia and New Zealand Women and the hosts had chased down 163 comfortably. If the previous WBBL season is concerned, the pitches were decent for batting and the scores of 160 were easily crossed. Chasing should be a good option for the team winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 158 (In four WBBL 2018-19 season matches)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; :Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Australia Women

Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck/Erin Burns.

Bench: Tayla Vlaeminck/Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Heather Graham.

Sri Lanka Women

Chamari Athapaththu (C), Yashoda Mendis, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Madavi, Sashikala Siriwardena, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera/Inoshi Priyadharshani, Udhesika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Hansima Karunaratne.

Bench: Inoshi Priyadharshani/Inoka Ranaweera, Dilani Manodara, Sugandika Kumari, Ama Kanchana.

Top Picks

Alyssa Healy, more often than not, gives her team a rollicking start. She attacks the opposition bowling from the word go and had a brilliant West Indies tour. Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning are also very good players in the shortest format. In the bowling department, Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen would be key for the home team.

Chamari Athapaththu is the best player for Sri Lanka Women. She opens the batting for the team and also delivers four overs with the ball. Apart from her, Sashikala Siriwerdana is also a key player for them.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain: Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning

Vice-Captain: Chamari Athapaththu, Jess Jonassen, Sashikala Siriwerdana

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy (C)

Batters – Harshitha Madavi, Meg Lanning

All-Rounders – Chamari Athapaththu, Ashleigh Gardener, Ellyse Perry (VC), Jess Jonassen

Bowlers – Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Mega Schutt

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi de Silva, Beth Mooney

All-Rounders – Chamari Athapaththu (VC), Ashleigh Gardener, Ellyse Perry (C), Jess Jonassen

Bowlers – Udheshika Prabodhani, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham


Expert Advice:

If Australia are batting first, then Ellyse Perry is a must and can be made captain as well. If Sri Lanka are batting first, Perry might not get to bat and hence, not making her captain would be a wise option.

Prefer having more Australia bowlers and all-rounders in any case, as there is a possibility of Sri Lanka losing all their wickets in 20 overs.

Probable Winners:

Australia Women are the overwhelming favourites and are expected to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.