Match Details for AUS Women vs NZ Women, 3rd ODI, GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
New Zealand Women Tour of Australia, 2020
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women, 3rd ODI
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 5:40 AM IST
Preview – AUS Women vs NZ Women, 3rd ODI, GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Impressive so far, the Australia women’s national cricket team, captained by Meg Lanning, will eye a 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand in the final ODI on Wednesday (October 7). Lanning led from the front with an unbeaten century (101*) to help Australia take an unassailable 2-0 lead over the White Ferns in Brisbane. The hosts chased down the target of 253 with four wickets and 29 balls remaining to clinch their 20th successive ODI victory. The White Ferns, who last won an ODI series against Australia way back in 1999, will be looking to find ways to plot the downfall of their formidable opponents in the dead rubber.
Injury and Availability News
There’s no official update on New Zealand’s Lea Tahuhu, who bowled just 2.4 overs in the second ODI before being forced off with a back injury. Earlier, the visitors were forced to reshuffle their batting order after Suzie Bates was ruled out of the series with a shoulder injury.
No major injury concerns for Australia.
Probable Playing XIs
AUS Women: Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy(wk), Meg Lanning(c), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
NZ Women: Sophie Devine(c), Natalie Dodd, Amy Satterthwaite, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin(wk), Katie Perkins, Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Rosemary Mair, Lea Tahuhu/Holly Huddleston
Top Captaincy Picks for AUS Women vs NZ Women, 3rd ODI, GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
After missing out on a fifty in the opening ODI, Haynes scored a calculated 82 in the next game, which proved to be an important factor in Australia’s victory. Haynes, who teamed up with Lanning for a 117-run second-wicket stand, hit 13 boundaries and a six in her innings.
With six wickets in two matches at a brilliant economy of 3.39, Jonassen has been Australia’s best bowler in the series so far.
New Zealand Women
After failing to make an impact in the ODI series opener, New Zealand skipper Devine scored a fifty and bagged two wickets in the second match but couldn’t guide her side to a victory. She’ll be aiming to put on another good show and help NZ end the tour on a high.
The 19-year-old legspinner did well in the second ODI, claiming three wickets, including two in consecutive balls. She’ll be key to NZ’s chances on Wednesday.
Budget Picks for AUS Women vs NZ Women, 3rd ODI GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Nicola Carey (Australia)
She was one of Australia’s most economical (4.69) bowlers across the first two ODIs.
Maddy Green (New Zealand)
A powerful batswoman and an offspinner, the 27-year-old Green is also a good fielder.
Sophie Molineux (Australia)
She has been superb with the old ball, picking four wickets in two games. A destructive spell could well be around the corner.
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