Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - England Women v Australia Women 2nd T20I
After Australia's comprehensive win in the first ODI of the three match series, England would have to win the second match to be played at the County Ground in Hove to bounce back in the series.
Australia ensured that they do not just merely retain the Ashes but win it in emphatic style as they progressed to an invincible score of 10-2. The Southern Stars had a dream match and almost everything worked for them.
First, Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning batted imperiously for a 134-run partnership. After Mooney got dismissed for a well-made half-century, Lanning went on to hammer a 63-ball 133. This was not only a majestic innings but also the highest-ever score in women's T20I cricket, which Lanning achieved after breaking her own record.
The pressure of casing down such a big total got to England as they lost both their openers for ducks. Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt and Laura Marsh tried to show some fight, but all that served was to lessen the margin of defeat.
Even then, Australia won by no less than 93 runs and it would be an uphill task for England to shift the momentum so late on the tour. The hosts have also been effected by the absence of Sarah Taylor and Jenny Gunn.
For them to turn things around, senior players like Heather Knight and Katherine Brunt will not only have to step up to the plate themselves but encourage other younger players to get out of their shell.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
England- Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight, Lauren Winfield, Kate Cross, Laura Marsh, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole
Australia- Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Sophie Molineux, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Meg Lanning (Australia), Tammy Beaumont (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Megan Schutt (Australia), Anya Shrubsole (England)
Most Sixes – Ellyse Perry (Australia), Danni Wyatt (England)
Player of the Match – Meg Lanning
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 180+, England 160+
Match Handicap Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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