West Indies Women vs Australia Women 2019, 2nd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Megan Schutt has picked up seven wickets over the last two matches.
Published - Sep 16, 2019 3:53 am | Updated - Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm
The 2nd game of the 3-match T20I series between West Indies Women and Australia Women will be hosted by the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (11:00 PM GMT) (15th September – 4:30 PM IST).
The game will be live on West Indies Cricket’s YouTube channel.
The Australia Women’s domination in the tour of West Indies continued in the T20I series too after the 3-0 win in the ODI series. The result of the first T20I was quite balanced one compared to the ODIs where the Australians were ruthless. The visitors won the first two ODIs by 150+ margins having posted 300+ totals. During the final ODI, they chased down a target of 181 with more than 100 balls to spare.
Speaking about the first T20I, it was the skipper Stafanie Taylor’s unbeaten 44 that led the hosts to finish with at least 106/8 in the 20 overs. West Indies finally found a way to get the wicket of Alyssa Healy before she got to her fifty while Ellyse Perry got out for the first time in eight International innings. However, it was Meg Lanning’s run-a-ball 54* that powered the Aussies to complete the chase in the 19th over.
The chances of rain on Monday night in Bridgetown are higher compared to that on Saturday. The first match was completed without interruption though there was a possibility of showers. Considering the forecast, the 2nd T20I could be a shortened match.
The slowness of the pitch at the Kensington Oval was on display during the first T20I. Australia women did struggle in the chase but the depth in the batting and the low target hardly put the visitors under pressure. The team batting first could look 120 as a good total at this venue but the hosts need to aim 10-20 more runs to defeat the Aussies.
Average 1st inning score: 2 (Women’s Twenty20s since 2014)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies Women:
Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Britney Cooper, Stafanie Taylor (C), Kyshona Knight, Reniece Boyce (WK), Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi, Shamilia Connell.
Bench – Anisa Mohammed, Karishma Ramharack.
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Erin Burns, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt.
Bench – Tayla Vlaeminck, Heather Graham, Nicola Carey.
Alyssa Healy has impressive numbers in the West Indies and could come up with a big knock in the 2nd T20I. The likes of Ashleigh Gardner and Chinelle Henry could contribute with both bat and ball for their respective teams. Stafanie Taylor hasn’t bowled much in this tour but has been contributing with the bat.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Megan Schutt, Stafanie Taylor
Vice-Captain – Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Chinelle Henry, Jess Jonassen
Megan Schutt could continue taking 3-4 wickets as she bowls with the new ball when the swing is available and old ball when cutters get her wickets.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy
Batters – Meg Lanning (C), Natasha McLean, Sheneta Grimmond
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor (VC), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Chinelle Henry
Bowlers – Shabika Gajnabi, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy
Batters – Meg Lanning, Stacy Ann King, Kyshona Knight
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Chinelle Henry (VC)
Bowlers – Afy Fletcher, Megan Schutt (C), Georgia Wareham
Ellyse Perry did bat at No.4 in the last game which is higher than expected. This increases her chances of making it big in the fantasy cricket and will now be a good choice as vice-captain.
Australia Women are expected to seal the T20I series with one game still to be played.
*Disclaimer: These picks were made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.