New Zealand Women vs India Women 2019, 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
What are the chances of Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj scoring big?
Published - Jan 31, 2019 7:05 pm | Updated - Jan 31, 2019 7:05 pm
The first two matches of the 3-match ODI series between New Zealand Women and India Women hardly witnessed any competition. India chased down 193 for the loss of one wicket in the first game while the bowlers delivered even better in the second game to set up an 8-wicket win. The spin trio of Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma bagged 14 wickets between them by picking at least two each in both matches.
One of the main reasons for the White Ferns’ poor show has been their batting as no player back their skipper Amy Satterthwaite and the bowlers didn’t have much to defend against Smriti Mandhana and co. Despite the fate of the series already decided, the match will be crucial for both the sides as it comes under the ICC Women’s ODI Championship which decides the direct qualification of the teams for the World Cup in 2021.
The third and final game of the 3-match ODI series between New Zealand Women and India Women will be hosted by the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (1:00 AM GMT) (6:30 AM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar)
Last five completed ODI matches:
New Zealand Women: L, L, W, L, L.
India Women: W, W, L, W, W.
The Seddon Park in Hamilton hasn’t hosted much of Women’s cricket recently but in the last ten years, scores of 250 in One-Dayers and 140+ in Twenty20s are often witnessed here. However, the Men’s ODI on Thursday turned out to be a spicy track. The pitch for Women’s match could have become a slower one if full 100 overs of play was carried. Instead, the track could now be a flatter one.
Average 1st innings score: 272 (Last five Women’s List A matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4
Probable Playing XI:
New Zealand Women:
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite (C), Lauren Down/Katie Perkins, Maddy Green, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (WK), Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Anna Peterson, Holly Huddleston,.
Bench – Hannah Rowe.
Note: New Zealand might bring in Katie Perkins at the cost of one of the bowlers or Lauren Down who failed in both games.
Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Dayalan Hemalatha, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Ekta Bisht.
Bench – Punam Raut, Shikha Pandey, Mona Meshram, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Note: India might pick Meshram ahead of Hemalatha depending on the track and toss. They are expected to consider Mansi Joshi ahead of Shikha Pandey or Jhulan Goswami keeping the T20I series in the mind.
Poonam Yadav has been good enough in deceiving the batters with the flight she gets and making her the strike bowler for the Indian team. In the 14 ODI matches since the start of 2018, she bagged 25 wickets at a strike-rate of 29.9. Poonam went wicketless in only two of the 14 games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Smriti Mandhana will obviously be the first choice for either as captain or vice-captain have scored eight fifty-plus scores in her previous 10 ODI innings. Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma are perfect as captain and vice-captain among all-rounders and bowlers. Amy Satterthwaite and Jemimah Rodrigues are worthy multiplier picks. The senior players Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur can also be considered.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Taniya Bhatia
Batters – Smriti Mandhana (C), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amy Satterthwaite
All-Rounders – Deepti Sharma (VC), Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – Leigh Kasperek, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Taniya Bhatia
Batters – Smriti Mandhana (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Amy Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates (C)
All-Rounders – Deepti Sharma, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – L Tahuhu, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav.
Harmanpreet Kaur neither batted nor bowled in the series thus far. She could be given a chance to bat at No.4 ahead of Mithali Raj who scored a fifty in the previous fixture.
India Women are expected to ease past the hosts once again to complete a series whitewash.
*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.
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