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IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI

IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing XI

IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI: Australia Women are all set to lock horns with Ireland Women in the second ODI of the three-match ODI series. Both teams will be aiming to develop their dominance in the series after their first ODI was washed due to rain. While a win will be special for Ireland Women as they have never won any fixture against Australian Women. While the Aussie Women will try to bounce back & return to winning terms after losing their previous ODI series against England Women.

IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI: Teams Preview

Ireland Women Preview

Irish Women will be up for an uphill task to complete as they will march into this fixture with the motive of outclassing Australian women & registering their maiden win of the series. For the unversed Ireland Women have never defeated Australian Women in any of the fixtures to date. This fixture will provide them an opportunity to change this unwanted record & script history in a positive way.

Delany will hope to get some best performances from her players so that they can register their maiden win of the series. The team will aim to get a stable start from openers Gaby Lewis & Amy Hunter in front of mighty Australian bowlers. Delany will have the onus of massing runs in the middle order with Orla Prendergast and Arlene Kelly. While the lower middle order will be taken care of by Leah Paul, Mary Waldron, and Rebecca Stokell. If the entire batting order return with runs then it would be easy for the Irish side to post a formidable total on board.

In the bowling department, their key bowlers need to pull up their socks & search for early wickets knowing the depth & prowess of Australian batters. The team will expect good spells from Orla Prendergast & Ava Canning with the new ball. While Arlene Kelly & Aimee Maguire will have the onus of scalping crucial wickets in the middle overs. They will expect valuable support from Cara Murray, Delany, and Leah Paul if the Irish clash aims to restrict Aussie’s run-flow.

Australia Women

Alyssa Healy & CO will be fuming in anger after losing their previous series against England Women. They will aim to bounce back & impose their dominance by winning the ODI series against Ireland. They failed to outclass England Women in either ODI or T20Is series. But they will hope to amend their mistakes in the ODI series against Ireland Women.

Healy would aim to get good support from her teammates & continue their unbeaten record against Ireland Women. In the batting order, Phobe Litchfield looks in astute form & would aim to provide a good start to their team along with Healy. While the middle order looks settled with Beth Mooney & Ellyse Perry in the lineup. However, they need to up their game & return with crucial runs in the middle overs. Their batting lineup has depth with the presence of Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, and Tahlia McGrath in the lower middle order. They will have to provide a good finish to Australia if posting a decent total is on their list.

In terms of the bowling attack, they failed to hold their nerves against England. Now with a unique record at stake, the bowlers will have to display a good show in today’s fixture. The team will expect early wickets from Darcie Brown and Perry. While Megan Schutt and Gardner will trouble Ireland Women in the middle overs. The presence of  Jonassen, McGrath, and Sutherland adds variation to Australia’s bowling attack. In all Australia Women have everything which is needed for a side to be called as balanced. They just need to click in unison to get their winning mojo back.

Match Details

Match: Ireland Women vs Australia Women, 2nd ODI

Date and Time: July 25, 2023, 03.15 pm IST

Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin.

IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI: Pitch & Weather Conditions

The pitch in Dublin is a haven for batters as they could easily make strokes & accumulate runs. The pitch also provides assistance to the fast bowlers by producing pace & bounce. It doesn’t have much to offer to the spinners & they need to bring variations in their bowling if they aim of getting fruitful results.

There are chances of rain today on the match day if that happens then it would be difficult for batters to score runs efficiently.

IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI: Predicted Playing XIs

Ireland Women:

Laura Delany (c), Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Amy Hunter, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron (wk), Arlene Kelly, Aimee Maguire, Ava Canning, Cara Murray

Australia Women:

Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

Players to Watch Out for

Ireland Women: Gaby Lewis

Lewis will be the go-to-batter for Ireland Women in this crucial ODI series. With 924 runs in 33 ODIs & the highest score of an unbeaten 96 averaging at 31.40, Gaby Lewis will be Ireland’s biggest asset against Australian women. She has also scalped 10 wickets in 16 bowling innings which makes her handy with the ball as well. In her recent series against West Indies women she has notched up scores of 83 & 95* making her a valuable asset for Ireland Women.

Australian Women: Kim Garth

The prolific 27-year-old all-rounder, Kim Garth will be Australia’s biggest bet against Ireland Women. Earlier Grath used to play for Ireland Women but now she has migrated to Australia & plays for Women in Yellow. In her 36 ODI fixtures, she has an overwhelming record of 450 runs. She has also delivered with the ball in hand by scalping 23 wickets. Back on home ground but playing for the Yellow Army, Grath will be in her absolute best form.

IRE W vs AUS W 2nd ODI: Prediction

Ireland Women though have strength & depth in their lineup they couldn’t ignore the fact that they haven’t won any fixture against Australia Women in the past. On the other hand, Australia Women have suffered defeat in their last series against England Women but they have the strength & capability to bounce back & beat Ireland Women in today’s fixture to get an early lead. Looking at their previous records against Ireland Women & their recent form we think Australia are favorites to win this series.

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