ENG W vs AUS W: The fields are set, and the players are geared up as the prolific England Women will lock horns with Australia Women in the final ODI of the Women’s Ashes Series 2023. The scores are leveled at 1-1 & both teams would put their every effort to clinch the series by winning the final ODI of the series. Australia Women will try their best to continue their winning momentum of previous games & clinch the series. At the same time, the hosts would put their every blood to get back their winning rate & emerge victorious in the crucial game of the series. Which team will prevail is what will be known today at the fields of Taunton.
ENG W vs AUS W: Teams Preview:
The hosts would not be happy with their previous performance as even after showing their ‘A game’ they suffered a narrow three-run loss in the second ODI. The game was totally in their hands but the tables turned towards Australia in the final overs of the fixture which resulted in their defeat. Heather Knight would strongly aim of getting some spirited performances from their key players with a gleaming Ashes trophy in her sight.
Both Bowling & Batting departments should deliver in unison
Tammy Beaumont who has displayed prolific performances in both fixtures would continue to be the torch-bearers for England Women. She would aim to display good performances & form big partnerships with Sophia Dunkley at the top order. In the middle order Nat Sciver, Alice Capsey & Heather Knight would be their biggest bets as they are the ones who have been crucial in churning runs in the middle order. Coming to their lower order it also looks sorted with the presence of Amy Ellen Jones, Danielle Wyatt, and Sophie Ecclestone.
Now shedding light on their bowling department, Kate Cross who displayed a spell-bounding performance in the last fixture should strike early & scalp some crucial wickets. The onus of scalping crucial wickets in the middle overs would be on Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, and Sarah Glenn. Alice Capsey’s good show with the ball is the need of the hour looking at the terrific form of Australian Women. England Women looks settled unit & their only motive would only be winning the crucial third ODI fixture.
T20 World Cup Winners Australia Women are never a side that could be underestimated. They have time & again proved their prowess by winning crucial ICC games & imposing their dominance in Women’s Cricket. Australian Women will now face England Women in the final ODI of the Ashes Series & they would not let their arch-rivals get away with it.
Aussies would be boosting with confidence as they head into this fixture on the back of a gleaming win over England Women in the second ODI. Alyssa Healy & Co held their nerves to drag a blistering win in the second ODI. They would aim to do the same & clinch victory in the third & the final ODI of the Series. Healy is aware of the importance of this fixture & she would hope for an all-round performance from her teammates. Healy who missed both the ODIs would aim of stepping up & providing a good opening to her side along with Phobe Litchfield.
After the bowlers’ good run, it’s time for batters to step up & deliver
The major positive for Australia is their batting department is Beth Mooney & Ellyse Perry. The duo have delivered blistering performances in the last two ODIs & would aim of forming a strong stand in the middle order to get the team going. Tahlia McGrath would be Mooney & Perry’s biggest support in the middle order & she would aim of amassing crucial runs for her team. Their lower middle order looks settled & equally poised with the presence of prolific bowlers Gardner & Megan Schutt. The duo would aim of amassing crucial runs in the death overs & put a good score on board.
Their bowling department did well in the last fixture as they managed to scalp wickets in death overs & register a narrowly fought win in the third ODI. The team will expect a good show from Gardner & Megan Schutt with the new ball. Alana King did an astounding job in the second ODI. She must continue to bowl on good lengths in the middle overs along with Sutherland and McGrath. Jess Jonassen & Wareham adds more strength to their bowling department. While Gardner who returned with three wickets in the second ODI would be their go-to-bowler in the final ODI. Overall the team looks well-settled & would aim at bouncing back & clinching the ODI series after suffering a loss in the T20Is.
- Date and Time: 18 July, 5:30 PM IST
- Venue: County Cricket Ground, Taunton, United Kingdom
- Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony LIV App
ENG W vs AUS W: Pitch Report
The Pitch as this venue is batter’s friendly which provides a good opportunity for batters to amass plenty of runs. While the fast bowlers would find assistance in the early overs of the fixture as the pitch provides swing & movement with the new ball. While the spinners will come into the picture in the end overs of the game. Winning the Toss & chasing is a better option on this pitch.
ENG W vs AUS W: Predicted Playing XIs:
Sophia Dunkley, Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Alice Capsey, Sarah Glenn, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell
Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland
ENG W vs AUS W: Final Conclusion
England Women have played their ‘A game’ in the Ashes 2023 & have challenged Australian women to the fullest. But Australia bounced back beautifully in their last fixture & managed to level the ODIs with their grit & determination. With a bunch of World Class players in their lineup, they have time & again managed to script history by winning crucial finals. There are chances of Australia emerging victorious over England Women.