AUSW vs NZW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 23, 2019
The first ODI between the Australian women and the New Zealand women was a brilliant contest. Both sides showed their strengths and the Australian women emerged victorious by the smallest of margins. There is plenty to suggest that New Zealand is going to come hard at the Aussies in this next game. It is, of course, a must-win for New Zealand otherwise they are going to end up losing the ODI series.
The loss in the last match would have been a difficult one to swallow especially after coming so close. Can New Zealand lift itself up and come back stronger or will Australia step up a gear now that it escaped with a below-par performance in the first match?
AUSW vs NZW Team Previews
The Aussie women suffered a top-order collapse to be put under pressure against New Zealand in the first match. Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, and Elyse Villani all failed to get any significant scores. Rachael Haynes was the only one to score runs from the top order as she top-scored with 67 runs to her name.
The depth in the Australian women’s team came to the fire once again and helped the team out. Jess Jonassen had a brilliant all-round game and that included 36 runs with the bat. Gardner made 34, and the bowlers chipped in too which ensured Australia ended up with a fighting total.
We believe that 241 was below par for the course and that the Aussies should have done better. With the batting riches at their disposal, we are banking one of the big players to come through and help the Australians score a boat load of runs in this upcoming match.
Jess Jonassen also led the way with the ball as she picked up 4 wickets and was instrumental in getting her team the win. Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, and Wareham also bowled well to help defend the total.
Once again, the fact that Australia has som many quality all-rounders in the side allowed it to overcome a poor performance from Cheatle without any trouble.
The Aussies will know that they dodged a bullet in the first game. They won even though they were nowhere near their best and that is something that should scare the New Zealand women.
Australia Women Playing 11
Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Ashleigh Gardner, Delissa Kimmince, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt.
New Zealand Women
The New Zealand women bowled very well and had Australia on the ropes. Wickets for Devine, Mair, and Kerr ensured that Australia was never really able to get its inning going. Wickets kept falling for Australia at regular intervals and New Zealand would have been pretty satisfied with chasing down a total of 241.
The only regret for New Zealand would have been not rolling Australia completely over when they had them on the mat. A little bit more discipline from the bowlers, particularly Amelia Kerr, and we think the New Zealand women would have been able to pull off an upset here.
The New Zealand batting was led by skipper Amy Satterthwaite who top-scored with 92. She batting nearly till the end and seemed to have led her side to victory before she started running out of partners and then fell towards the end herself.
Katy Perkins also scored 48 and helped her skipper with a valuable partnership during the middle overs. She has been brought back into the side to play precisely this role and she did her role to perfection.
It would have been disappointing for New Zealand to have come so close but fail. They must take heart from the fact that Size Bates and Sophie Devine did not contribute anything much to the chase and yet the New Zealand women’s side was able to get so close.
We don’t think New Zealand women are going to make any changes to their side for the upcoming match. They gave a pretty good account of themselves and will be hoping to do the same. New Zealand will be aware that they struggled to match the Australia batting even when most of the Australian batters failed.
For New Zealand to compete or even win in this match, their bowlers will need to keep the Aussie batting in check again.
New Zealand Women Playing 11
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Anna Peterson, Hayley Jensen, 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 second ODI between Australian women and New Zealand women is going to be played at the Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide. The weather is expected to be perfect on match day and we should have no trouble getting a full match in.
The pitch in Adelaide is expected to be good for batting with a little something in it for the bowlers. We think this match will be higher-scoring than the previous one and that the conditions should favor the Aussie batters in particular.
AUSW vs NZW Betting Tips
The Australian ODI side is exceptionally strong and is filled with match winners all through. The change in format from T20 to ODI can be a bit difficult for some players and this is what happened in the first match for the Aussies. We think they are going to come back stronger and better prepared in this upcoming match.
They should be able to win quite easily.
Back Australian women to win.
We are eager to know what you think of our match predictions, if there is anything we can do better or if you want to let us know your own predictions for the match.