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Pitch Report for Ireland Women vs Australia Women T20I Match
Rough weather, coupled with poor batting especially by Ireland, has led to two low-scoring games at the Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland. In the last matches, only 2 of 11 wickets were taken by the spinners.
Probable Ireland & Australia Teams for the Match
Probable XI for Ireland: Rebecca Stokell, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delaney, Mary Waldron (wk), Arlene Kelly, Leah Paul, Ava Canning, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray
Probable XI for Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Nicola Carey, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Power Players for Ireland Women vs Australia Women Match
Alana King might be new to international cricket, but she has already been handsomely rewarding fantasy players by picking wickets regularly. In this competition, she has bagged consecutive three-wicket hauls.
After getting dismissed for a duck in the first game, Gaby Lewis responded by scoring 47 off 41 against Pakistan in the last match. She has added 362 runs at 45, including the highest score of 105*, in her last 10 T20Is.
When both sides met a few days ago, Meg Lanning remained unbeaten on 39 off 33 balls. Interestingly, her maiden hundred in the format came against Ireland back in 2014.
Smart Picks for Ireland Women vs Australia Women Match
Darcie Brown was a surprise package in fantasy leagues after her spell of 4-1-9-2 against Ireland earlier in the tournament.
Arlene Kelly is capable of generating fantasy points with both bat and ball. She claimed the only wicket to fall in the Australian innings. In the recently concluded ODIs against South Africa, she also contributed with the bat lower down the order.
Although Ireland lost to Pakistan, Laura Delany ended up picking 2 wickets. Despite playing 74 T20Is, she maintains an impressive economy of 6.21.
Tahlia McGrath is yet to make an impact in this tournament. That said, she is yet to be dismissed in this format and has scores of 42*, 44*, and 91* in her only three innings. With the ball, she has taken 4 wickets.
Lean Patch in T20Is
Ever since the conclusion of the Women’s T20 World Cup, Alyssa Healy has been going through a lean run in the format. She is yet to get past a score of 35 in her last 10 T20Is.
Ireland have lost both their games in this competition, including a nine-wicket defeat to Australia. More than the bowling, it is their batting that has proved to be a major disappointment. Meanwhile, Australia will be keen on making it two in a row.
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Time: 21 July, 8.30 PM IST