Australia-W vs Pakistan-W | 1st ODI: Preview, Prediction, Fantasy Tips
Meg Lanning and Jess Jonassen [Source: Twitter]
Australia-W are all set to begin the 2023 season with an ODI series against Pakistan tomorrow at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Australia has emerged victorious in the warm-up games so far.
World Champions Australia will be eager to continue their winning streak and post a clinical performance in this opening game of the one-day series.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Captain Bismah Maroof to put on a worthwhile show against the ever-strong Australian XI. The visitors are up for a challenge in Australian conditions.
The three-match ODI series is a part of 2022-2025 ICC Women’s Championship. Australia hasn't played a match in the ODI championship, while Pakistan are placed at second position after clinching five victories.
Australian legend and regular captain Meg Lanning is making a returning, batter Beth Mooney is in phenomenal form alongside the brilliant Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner and Ellyse Perry. Although, stand-in captain and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has been ruled out of the series due to a calf injury.
Date and Time: January 16, 5:35 AM IST
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Pitch Report: The surface at Allan Border Field tends to support the bowlers, considering Australian conditions. It offers a lot of support to the pacers. The pitch is expected to be fresh. It is a low scoring surface that aids the bowlers to get plenty of wickets.
Probable Playing XI
Australia: Meg Lanning (captain), Beth Mooney, Kim Garth, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt, Alana King, Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Annabel Sutherland
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (captain), Muneeba Ali(wk), Sidra Ameen, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Nashra Sandhu and Fatima Sana
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper: Beth Mooney
Batters: Meg Lanning, Phoebe Litchfield, Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen
All-Rounders: Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers: Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Megan Schutt, Alana King
Captain: Ashleigh Gardner
Vice-Captain: Beth Mooney
Considering the unbeaten streak that Australia has been on and the solid combination and foundation in the squad, Australia is predicted to have an easy win over the Pakistan women.
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