Deadline: September 11, 2019 at 7 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
When West Indies came to bat in the second ODI, it seemed like a different wicket altogether. The ball beat the outside edge often, and when it did hit the bat, it found a fielder. To put things into perspective, Australia proved the fact that, even on a batting-friendly wicket, you can reap the rewards if you bowl in the right channel and according to the field.
It will be partly cloudy on Wednesday in Antigua, with precipitation reading 20%.
Probable XI for West Indies: Reniece Boyce (wk), Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Stafanie Taylor (c), Natasha McLean, Chinelle Henry, Shabika Ganjnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammad, Shamilia Connell
Probable XI for Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Erin Burns/Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Nicola Carey, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck
NOTE: Pick your fantasy cricket team wisely.
Meg Lanning did not play the second ODI due to an injury. Rachael Haynes will continue to call the shots in case Lanning does not recover on time.
We have opted for a fantasy team on the basis of players’ impact, recent performances, pitch report, and credit points.
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My 11: Alyssa Healy (vc & wk), Kyshona Knight, Georgia Wareham, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Stafanie Taylor, Ashleigh Gardener, Ellyse Perry (c), Shamilia Connell, Shabika Gajnabi, Megan Schutt
Australia have not lost to West Indies since 2013, and with the series already sealed 2-0, the match prediction for the last T20I tips in their favour.
Players to watch out for
Here’s Ellyse Perry’s last seven innings across formats: 116, 76*, 7*, 47*, 60*, 33*, 112*. Two months ago, she took a seven-wicket haul against England, registering the best bowling figures by an Australian women in ODIs. After all, she is the No. 1 all-rounder in ICC ODI and T20I Rankings.
Alyssa Healy has been no less of late. Her last 12 innings include 2 hundreds and 4 fifties. In the ongoing series, she has smashed 180 runs at an impressive average of 90.
Talking of records, Meg Lanning became the fastest to score 13 ODI hundreds, surpassing Hashim Amla.
From the West Indian squad, barring their captain Stafanie Taylor, no player has looked confident in the series. Stafanie scored 70 off West Indies’ 130 runs in the first ODI.
West Indies: Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor (c), Kycia Knight, Natasha McLean (wk), Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Reniece Boyce, Sheneta Grimmond, Karishma Ramharack, Shabika Gajnabi
Australia: Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Heather Graham, Georgia Wareham, Erin Burns, Tayla Vlaeminck