Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020: Match 5, Australia Women vs India Women – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020: Match 5, Australia Women vs India Women – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Alyssa Healy hasn't been in best of forms in the last few matches. Very few will be expecting a whirlwind knock from her.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 5th match of the Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020 will be played between Australia Women and India Women at Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The match starts at 12:10 PM local time (1:10 AM GMT) (6:40 AM IST). The game can be viewed on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live streaming available on Sony LIV.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

India Women lost to England Women in the previous game by four wickets. Their next game against the hosts Australia is a must-win encounter for them to stay alive in the tri-series. The Women in Blue were guilty of losing the momentum with the bat in the middle overs after Smriti Mandhana got the team off to a good start. Their middle-order is also not performing well even as Harmanpreet Kaur’s form being a huge concern.

Australia Women, on the other hand, are yet to play their best cricket in this series so far. While they lost to England in the super over, it was Ellyse Perry’s all-round performance which led them to victory over India in their previous outing. With an injury cloud over Meg Lanning, the other batters apart from Perry should also look to score runs while the bowlers are doing their job well.

Weather Report

The day will start with dark clouds hovering over Melbourne. However, the sun is expected to come out just before the start time of the match. The forecast is clear for the full 40 overs of match to take place. The temperature will hover around 28-29 Degrees Celsius according to Accuweather.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Junction Oval seemed good for batting. Though spinners will control the proceedings and the set batters will be able to score runs at a quick pace like Mandhana and Natalie Sciver did on Friday. The teams have preferred chasing at this venue and the trend should continue for this match as well.

Average first innings score: 142 (7 games played in WBBL 2019-20)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 5; Lost – 2

Injury & Availability News

It seems that Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh & Pooja Vastrakar are yet to recover completely from their respective injuries. There is no update on their recovery but they are unlikely to play even in this game.

Meg Lanning missed the previous game due to back pain. But she is expected to be fit and play in this game.

Probable Playing XIs

Australia Women

Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Rachel Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt.

Bench – Nicola Carey, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Erin Burns.

India Women

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

Bench – Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav.

Top Picks

Ellyse Perry should always be your first pick in Dream11 Fantasy team. She is in great form with the bat and also picked 4/13 in her previous outing against India Women. Healy continues to be out of form but she is hard to ignore and can score big if she finds her touch back. Mooney is in good form having a scored a half-century against England. With the ball Tayla Vlaeminck bowled really well (3/13) against India and can be picked again.

For India, Smriti Mandhana continues to be a top pick. She looked good during 40-ball 45-run knock against England. Rajeshwari Gayakwad bowled superbly against England picking three wickets and can turn out to be the best bowler again. Kaur though not in form has to be picked along with Deepti Sharma who can make an impact with the ball as well.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options – Ellyse Perry, Smriti Mandhana, Alyssa Healy

Vice-captain options – Beth Mooney, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Taniya Bhatia, Alyssa Healy

Batters – Smriti Mandhana (VC), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner

All-Rounders – Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Ellyse Perry (C)

Bowlers – Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Tayla Vlaeminck.


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy (C)

Batters – Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Shafali Verma, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney

All-Rounders – Deepti Sharma, Jess Jonassen, Ellyse Perry

Bowlers – Shikha Pandey, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck.


Expert Advice

Alyssa Healy hasn’t been in best of forms in the last few matches. Very few will be expecting a whirlwind knock from her. Make her captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team in Grand League contests. If she clicks, Healy can give a lot of Fantasy points.

Probable Winners

Australia Women are expected to win this match.

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.