ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: 1st Warm-up match, Australia vs West Indies: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Alyssa Healy aggregated 15 runs across her last five T20I innings.
Published - Feb 14, 2020 1:20 pm | Updated - Feb 14, 2020 1:29 pm
The 1st warm-up match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played between Australia Women and West Indies Women at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (9:30 AM IST) (4:00 AM GMT)
Australia Women will get the much-needed practice when they face West Indies Women on Saturday. This is going to benefit the hosts in all ways with few of their key players suffering the loss of form just before the beginning of the tournament. They did win the Tri-Nation T20I series but wasn’t as convincing as they won matches across 2018 and 2019. West Indies Women are fresh of a 0-5 series defeat against India Women at home where they missed the services of skipper Stafanie Taylor. Deandra Dottin also returns after missing nearly one year of cricketing action due to injuries.
Isolated Thunderstorms are expected on Saturday here at the Allan Border Field during the game between Australia and West Indies.
The Allan Border Field is a perfect venue for batting as the recent WBBL witnessed three successful chases of 160+. The ground stood host for 8 matches in that tournament and the chasing team won seven of them while another game was lost by mere 3 runs. Hence, the strategy will be clear for the teams winning the toss at this venue – Bowl first and win the match.
Average first innings score: 141 (WBBL 2019/20)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 1
Sophie Molineux has a corked thigh which made her miss the final against India Women. She might not play this match.
Squads for the Women’s T20 CWC:
Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Erin Burns, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck.
West Indies Women:
Shemaine Campbelle, Deandra Dottin, Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor (C), Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews, Lee-Ann Kirby, Chedean Nation, Sheneta Grimmond, Aaliyah Alleyne, Cherry Ann Fraser.
Hayley Matthews is likely to be the top-performer from this match as she was the only performing player during the home T20I series defeat against India. Matthews has got experience of playing in Australia by representing the Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL. Annabel Sutherland is likely to get good chances with bat and ball in this game. Ellyse Perry could be seen resting having played all matches in the recent Tri-series. Deandra Dottin has regularly been short of big runs against Australia Women. She will be hoping to change that fact in this match and gain confidence before the big tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Hayley Matthews, Alyssa Healy, Deandra Dottin
Vice-Captain – Stafanie Taylor, Meg Lanning, Annabel Sutherland
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy (C)
Batters – Hayley Matthews, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Britney Cooper
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin (VC), Annabel Sutherland
Bowlers – Afy Fletcher, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Leonardo Julian
Batters – Hayley Matthews (C), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (VC), Ashleigh Gardner
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Annabel Sutherland
Bowlers – Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed, Delissa Kimmince
Alyssa Healy recorded worst ever T20I series/tournament for an opener scoring just 15 runs in the T20I Tri-series. This came in the period what was considered to be Healy’s prime with the bat. Meg Lanning also hasn’t reached 50-run mark since the WBBL. Hence, these two stalwarts are expected to take maximum practice from this fixture.
Australia Women are expected to win this match even if they rest a few big names.
*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.