New Zealand Women vs Australia Women 2021
3rd T20I – Thu, 1st April
New Zealand Retaliate:
Although they lost the first game miserably, New Zealand Women came back powerfully in the second T20I game to level the series. Despite Sophie Devine failing for the White Ferns, the likes of Maddy Green and Frances Mackay were up to the job in what was an impressive win.
But with impetus on their side, one cannot carve off New Zealand Women at any price. Nevertheless, they will need to develop another terrific presentation against a hurt Aussie side, who will be watching for a series victory.
Possible playing XI: Sophie Devine/Thamsyn Newton, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (WK).
Australia Need to Comeback:
With a power-crammed batting roster in place, Meg Lanning and the team are the absolute favourites heading into the final decider. Ellyse Perry’s arrival from injury has a made massive influence on them with the bat.
They are full of T20 superstars and would want to capitalize on each bit of their experience to seal this series. There are no motives Aussie women will fiddle with their winning mixture.
Possible playing XI: Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The third and final T20I game will witness Australia Women lock horns with New Zealand Women. This game will be played at Eden Park in Auckland on 1st April, Thursday.
Contrasting the wicket at McLean Park, a healthier batting pitch is anticipated at Eden Park. While the speedsters should get the ball to move a little, some assistance is obtainable off the wicket for the spin bowlers.
Powerplay overs will be vital, with the ball sliding on nicely to the bat. Both sides will look to bat first and make proper use of the situations. Although 145-155 should be par at this ground, both sides have the guns to cross the 160-run spot.
The Trans-Tasman rivalry is reignited once again as New Zealand host rivals Australia in the final series decider game on Thursday 1st April.
Despite making a comeback in the last game, New Zealand Women will not begin as the favourites in this game. Owing to the experience, skill and talent, the Aussie side is still a healthier team to compete, as they begin this game as the utter favourites.
Australian Women are at the odds of 1.14, and New Zealand Women are at 4.75. The Australian side is no wonder a safe bet, but the challenges posed by the hosts are undeniably strong. Thus, placing your bets wisely could be sounder.