Meg Lanning missed the previous match due to back spasms.
The 3rd and final game of the 3-match ODI series between West Indies Women and Australia Women will be hosted by the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (1:30 PM GMT) (7:00 PM IST).
The game will be live on Windies Cricket’s YouTube channel.
Australia Women’s dominance continued over the West Indies Women as they sealed the 3-match ODI series with a game still to be played. The Aussie Women missed the services of their skipper Meg Lanning which did not stop them from posting a huge total. This time, it was Ellyse Perry, who stepped up with an unbeaten hundred while three other from the top five scored half-centuries.
They finished with 308/2 in the 50 overs, exactly what they scored in the first ODI. However, the margin and West Indies’ performance with the bat did change from the first game. The hosts batted out 50 overs unlike the previous game and also brought down the losing margin to 151. The visitors might be led by Rachael Haynes once again as they might not risk her and keep her fresh for the T20I series.
Clear weather is expected for the final match of the 3-match ODI series in Antigua. The temperatures were quite high during the 2nd ODI which made Beth Mooney feel the heat and retire hurt. Similar weather could be found during the 3rd match as well.
Australia Women’s batting fire-power did overshadow the slowness during the Women’s ODI debut at the Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. The spinners did slow down the things during the Aussie Women innings in the middle overs but the first ten and last ten overs pushed their total to 300+.
Average 1st inning score: 308 (Women’s ODIs)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
Injury and Availablity (Team News):
Kycia Knight suffered a lower back injury in the first ODI and was stretched off.
Meg Lanning skipped the 2nd ODI due to back spasms and is doubtful for the 3rd ODI.
Beth Mooney retired hurt in the 2nd ODI after batting in the heat. She is expected to play the final ODI.
West Indies Women:
Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Stafanie Taylor (C), Kyshona Knight, Reniece Boyce (WK), Chinelle Henry, Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack.
Bench – Kycia Knight, Shabika Gajnabi, Anisa Mohammed.
Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (WK), Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt.
Bench – Delissa Kimmince, Heather Graham, Erin Burns.
The top players in the fantasy cricket for this series have been Australian players only. Stafanie Taylor’s 70 in the first ODI at least puts her in the top ten players in fantasy cricket of this series. Rachael Haynes hasn’t fired in this series yet and she could well be the differential pick as opening the batting is her strength.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Ellyse Perry, Stafanie Taylor, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning (If plays)
Vice-Captain – Beth Mooney, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Megan Schutt
After their performances in the first two ODIs, Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy will be the most preferred in the fantasy cricket as captain and vice-captain.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy, Reniece Boyce
Batters – Meg Lanning, Kyshona Knight, Sheneta Grimmond
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor (VC), Ellyse Perry (C)
Bowlers – Nicola Carey, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy (VC)
Batters – Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Stacy Ann King
All-Rounders – Ellyse Perry (C), Stafanie Taylor, Chinelle Henry
Bowlers – Tayla Vlaeminck, Nicola Carey, Afy Fletcher, Georgia Wareham
With uncertainty over Meg Lanning’s availability, we have preferred to exclude her from our Suggested XIs. However, if she is fully fit and set to take part in this game, she can be picked in place of Beth Mooney or Rachael Haynes.
Australia Women are expected to complete an ODI series whitewash.