Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 18th match - Australia v New Zealand
The 18th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between Australia and New Zealand will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
It will be a do or die game for both Australia and New Zealand on Monday. Both teams have 4 points with two wins and one loss from 3 games and the team winning this match will proceed to the semi-final while the one losing it will be knocked out of the tournament.
Australia are on better footing going into this match with consistent performances in their last two games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. New Zealand, on the other hand, after suffering a defeat at the hands of India in their second last match, were bowled out 90-odd against Bangladesh before their bowlers came back to win the game.
Alyssa Healy has been the top scorer for Australia with 134 runs from three matches at an average of almost 45 and a strike rate of close to 150. She has received support from Jess Jonassen and Megan Schutt with the ball who have picked 6 and 5 wickets respectively.
For New Zealand, the batting has been quite thin with Sophie Devine the top scorer with 101 runs from 3 innings. Hayley Jensen and Amelia Kerr have bagged up 6 and 5 scalps for them.
Australia, despite all the pressure, are expected to come out trumps.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
Australia - Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland
New Zealand - Sophie Devine (c), Rachel Priest (wk), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Katey Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alyssa Healy (Australia), Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jess Jonassen (Australia), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Alyssa Healy (Australia), Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Player of the Match – Alyssa Healy
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 150+, New Zealand 140+
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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