So far, the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 has seen fierce competition, and the 14th game of the tournament will pit Australia Women against West Indies Women. Australia Women have a perfect record, having won three straight games and most recently defeating New Zealand Women. West Indies suffered their first defeat against India in their most recent game.
In this game, the West Indies Women will face a difficult challenge. They have a poor record against Australia Women, whom they have only defeated once in this format of the game. However, West Indies has already defeated two of the tournament’s top teams, and it will be interesting to see if they can pull off another surprise.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 15th, 2022 at Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia Women vs West Indies Women, 14th ODI Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 15, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Australia Women vs West Indies Women Team Previews
On the ground, Meg Lanning’s side is roaring. They have won all of their games and come into this match with a 141-run victory over the hosts, New Zealand Women. Their batters appear to be in good form, and their bowlers have also performed admirably. The team would like to win its fourth game in a row and maintain its lead at the top of the points table.
Rachael Haynes has done well at the top, and she hopes to form a strong partnership with Alyssa Healy. Lanning, Beth Mooney, and Ellyse Perry make up the side’s very strong middle order, and they would look to form partnerships during the game. The team would also like to see good performances from Tahlia McGrath and Ashleigh Gardner, who both played well in the previous game.
The Australian bowling attack put on a fantastic performance in the previous game. Darcie Brown and Perry bowled strong spells with the new ball, and more of the same is expected of them. Amanda Wellington and McGrath leaked some runs against New Zealand and would like to put on a better performance in this game. Megan Schutt and Gardner bolster the team’s bowling attack.
Australia Women Squad
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nic Carey, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Predicted XI: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Alana King, Amanda Wellington, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Stafanie Taylor’s team suffered a crushing defeat in their most recent match against India Women. The team was bowled out for 162 runs, giving India a 161-run victory. Their batting hasn’t been at its best so far, which will be a source of concern for the team. Taylor would be aware of the magnitude of the challenge in this game and would want her batters to perform to their full potential.
Haley Matthews is in fine form, and she put on a good show with Deandra Dottin in the previous game. The side would like to get off to a similar start here. The middle order has been inconsistent, and the trio of Kycia Knight, Shemaine Campbelle, and Taylor will have to form alliances. For the side to put up a formidable total in this game, Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry must add runs down the order.
Their bowlers would face a difficult test following their poor performance against the Indians. Shamilia Connell performed admirably with the new ball, but the other bowlers struggled. Matthews and Shakera Selman will need to bowl tight spells to put the Australians on the defensive. In this game, the team would also like to see good bowling from Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, and Taylor.
West Indies Women Squad
Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada William
Predicted XI: Stafanie Taylor (c), Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Kycia Knight, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell
Australia Women vs West Indies Women Toss Prediction
As we have seen in the past, there is assistance for bowlers early in the game. Batting conditions improve as the wicket flattens out in the latter stages of the game. The team that wins the toss here will almost certainly choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The fast bowlers have had a field day at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. There is a lot of help available to them on the surface. Batters must concentrate on building their innings and playing to the merits of the ball. Spinners have generally struggled because there isn’t much for them on this surface.
The skies over Wellington will be overcast, and batting conditions will be difficult during this game on March 15. Fast bowlers would benefit greatly from the surface. To feel safe on this wicket, the side batting first would aim for a score of 260 runs.
Australia Women vs West Indies Women Match Prediction
In the tournament, the West Indies have already defeated two formidable opponents. However, the team has struggled with the bat. This is one area where they could improve. The team would also like to see their bowlers put on a good show, as we saw in the first two games. Australia Women have been on a tear and have dominated the proceedings in all of their games. As a result, they would be considered the favourites to win this contest.
Australia Women is the favourite to beat West Indies Women at the odds of 1.05.
- Australia Women have only lost one ODI to the West Indies Women and have dominated them.
- Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning of Australia have made over 300 runs between them in the tournament.
- West Indies batters have struggled, and the team was bowled out for 162 runs in the last game.