AUSW vs NZW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 02, 2019
Australian women continued their incredible winning run against New Zealand women by winning the first two matches of the bilateral ODI series. New Zealand still has the opportunity to register a consolation win in the last match but that is not going to be an easy task. We have seen in the past that the Australian women do not give up wins easily. They also seem to have the kind of talent in their side that would find it hard to lose matches.
New Zealand women came close to winning in the first match, falling short by just five runs. They got slaughtered by 95 runs in the second match. Will this third match see a return to form or are the Australian just too good to be challenged?
AUSW vs NZW Team Previews
Ellyse Perry is having the cricket season of her dreams. She was the player of the tournament in the WBBL and added a century in ODI cricket to her resume as well. This was her first international century after having five scores in the nineties on previous occasions.
Australian women batted first and were on top from the beginning. Rachel Haynes and Meg Lanning did not last too long but Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry stitched a valuable partnership together. Healy made an uncharacteristically slow 46 off 75 balls to indicate that the picth was not very good for quick scoring.
Once Healy was dismissed, Perry got together with Beth Mooney and continued to score freely.
Mooney eventually got out on 42 and precipitated a bit of a late order collapse. Ellyse Perry remained not out on 107 and showed her power game by clearing the boundary three times as well.
The Australian women are filled to the brink with batting talent. One of these players is very likely to score in every single match. We think it is the turn of Meg Lanning to show that she is still one of the best batters in the ODI game.
The bowling was headlined by Jess Jonassen who is having a dream series. Jonassen has been able to contribute with both bat and ball whenever she has been given the opportunity. She added a five-wicket haul to her name in the previous match and is fast becoming one of the first names on the team sheet.
With players like Schutt, Perry, Gardner, Kimmince, and Wareham also in the side, there are plenty of bowling options to keep the pressure on New Zealand at all times.
Australia Women Playing 11
Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Lauren Cheatle, Megan Schutt.
New Zealand Women
Sophie Devine and Amy Satterthwaite tried to keep the fight going for some time in the previous match but they could not capitalize on their starts. New Zealand women had a definite chance of winning when they were 93 for the loss of two wickets in about the 20th over.
The wicket of Sophie Devine led to a collapse and it was all downhill from there.
New Zealand women would have been disappointed with their performance in the previous match and the manner in which the series has progressed. They have had chances in both matches and were in positions where they could have pressed for a win. To not be able to press home the advantage from winning positions is a tough pill to swallow.
Suzie Bates has had a disappointing tour and it has been down to Satterthwaite and Devine to keep the New Zealand batting afloat. Katey Martin has also been decent in the time she has spent in the middle.
There is no comparison between New Zealand’s batting and that of the Australian women’s. New Zealand women just do not have the same kind of batting depth or talent in their squad. This is why it becomes even more important for their senior players to perform much more consistently.
The only way that New Zealand can compete and maybe win is if one or two of their top players play a big role in the final match.
The New Zealand women’s bowling has not been too bad. They have been able to keep the Australian women quiet for large periods and take regular wickets. Amelia Kerr bagged three wickets in the previous match and we thought the strategy of bringing her later into the inning was a good one.
The frontline bowlers like Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Devine, and Rosemary Mair had kept the pressure tight on the batters. Kerr was attacked as soon as she came in giving her more wicket-taking opportunities.
There is not much to fault the New Zealand women in this series and they can win the match for their side if the batters hold up their end of the bargain.
New Zealand Women Playing 11
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair.
AUSW vs NZW Toss Prediction
The side winning the toss is likely to want to bat first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The third ODI match between the Australian women and the New Zealand women is going to be played at the Junction Oval, Melbourne. The weather forecast for the match is pretty good and we should have an uninterrupted game.
The pitch at the Junction Oval is usually a little slow. It should be a bit better than the previous game but the spinners are still going to get a lot of help. The batters may find it difficult to score runs with the older ballad n so capitalizing on the new ball could be key.
AUSW vs NZW Betting Tips
New Zealand women have come close to winning in two games without doing so. Australian women may become a bit complacent in the last ODI but we still have to recommend backing them. There is just too much a gulf between the Australian women’s side and everyone else in the women’s cricket world right now.
Back Australian women to win.
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