Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for ICC Women's T20 WC Australia v New Zealand
One can be candid enough to accept that most matches of the women's T20 World Cup have been quite one sided till now. This is the first fixture that really promises to go down to the wire as both Australia and New Zealand are prime contenders for the title.
While Australia are coming off two crushing victories over Pakistan and Ireland, New Zealand met with a 34-run defeat against India in their opening match of the World Cup.
Alyssa Healy has been in formidable form as she has knocked the winds out of the sails of the opponents in both the matches. The best part about her batting is that she not only scores runs but dominates the opposition bowling attack to score impact runs.
Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning have also been among runs. The bowling has been dominated by Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry and Georgia Wareham.
New Zealand have every right to feel hard done by India. They started the match well with new ball bowler Lea Tahuhu picking up two early wickets. But then they were faced with the storm of Harmanpreet Kaur who decimated the White Ferns' bowling line up.
In reply, Suzie Bates scored a flowing half-century but the team fell way short of the huge 195-run target.
New Zealand have all the the ingredients for putting up a good show and that may well be on display against their Trans-Tasman rivals.
Let's have a look at the predicted playing XIs of both teams.
New Zealand- Suzie Bates, Anna Peterson, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Maddy Green, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu
Australia- Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, Elyse Villani, Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Alyssa Healy (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Megan Schutt (Australia)
Most Sixes – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Beth Mooney (Australia)
Team Scores Batting First – New Zealand 140+, Australia 160+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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