Time: 13 Mar, 3.30 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Expect breezy and cloudy conditions for the entire duration of the game. Seamers from both sides should enjoy bowling.
Probable XI for New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (wk), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe
Probable XI for Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey/Tahlia McGrath, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Amanda Wellington, Megan Schutt
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
New Zealand and fantasy players will be delighted with Amelia Kerr’s consistent performances lately. Since the start of 2022, she has scored 463 runs at 92.60 and bagged 11 wickets. In the last game against India, the star all-rounder got a brilliant half-century and scalped three wickets.
With scores of 130 and 34, Rachael Haynes is the joint-highest run-getter in this World Cup. In the last six innings against New Zealand, she averages 64.6.
New Zealand will bank on Sophie Devine’s experience and class. After kicking off the tournament with a splendid 108, she got 14 and 35 in the last two matches. Devine will also be confident going into the Australia clash, after scoring a century in the warm-up game against them.
In contemporary cricket, Meg Lanning has scored the most runs (1191 at 62.68) against New Zealand. In the ongoing tournament, she has scored 121 runs in two innings.
Bat or ball and one way or the other, Amy Satterthwaite has proved her worth in this tournament. After delivering with the ball (3 wickets) against Bangladesh, she slammed 75 runs against India.
As far as spin bowling for Australia is concerned, Alana King has been doing a remarkable job in this tournament. With her bold leg-spin bowling, she has taken 5 wickets.
A brisk 41 with the willow and 3 dismissals with the gloves against India saw Katey Martin add 38 valuable fantasy points on My11Circle.
Ellyse Perry has been a consistent all-rounder for Australia. Her ability to deliver on the big stages makes her a vital pick in fantasy leagues.
Not only did Lea Tahuhu rock India with a three-wicket haul but also added pressure with her economical bowling. She finished with figures of 10-2-17-3. In fantasy cricket, there are bonus points for every maiden over.
Jess Jonassen has been a regular wicket-taker for her side, especially in the middle-overs. In the last 10 matches, she has taken 17 wickets.
Whether it is with the gloves or bat, Alyssa Healy rarely disappoints. She walked away with the Player of the Match award for scoring 72 in the last match against Pakistan.
Both teams have clashed 132 times in the ODIs, out of which Australia have prevailed on 99 occasions and New Zealand 31. In the ongoing tournament, Australia are unbeaten after two matches. Meanwhile, the hosts have won two and lost one.
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