We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playing XIs for Australia & New Zealand
Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green (wk), Hayley Jensen/Brooke Halliday, Georgia Plimmer, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Hannah Rowe
Pitch Report for Australia vs New Zealand, Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 112
2nd innings average score: 127
Wickets per innings: 7
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
In the T20Is between these teams, Suzie Bates has bludgeoned the most runs: 969 runs at an average of 25. She has been successful with the ball too, scalping 24 wickets.
Sophie Devine likes hunting down the Australians with the ball. She has taken 29 wickets with an economy of 6.4 RPO.
Tahlia McGrath is the No.1 batter in T20I Rankings for a reason. In a mere 21 games, she has blasted 549 runs at a breathtaking average of 69 and a strike rate of 140, in addition to bagging 13 wickets.
Come T20 World Cup and Alyssa Healy puts up commanding performances. She has hammered 752 runs at an average of 26 and a strike rate of 132 in this flagship tournament.
Since September 2020, Beth Mooney (avg. 43) and Meg Lanning (avg. 36) have been scoring the bulk of the runs at the top.
In the three-T20I series versus Bangladesh, Lea Tahuhu was on a roll. She took 8 wickets at a strike rate of 9, including the best figures of 4 for 6.
Much of Australia’s success in the 2021 World Cup goes to the spin duo of Jess Jonassen and Alana King. Between them, they managed 25 wickets.
In the last three games at the venue, spinners accounted for 37% of the wickets.