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New Zealand Women vs Australia Women 1st ODI Preview

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-04-03 13:34:16


Australia Women and New Zealand Women take part in a 3 match ODI series at the fag end of an enthralling summer. After a heavy downpour prevented the series decider from taking place a few days back, both teams would look forward to stamping their authorities first up in this series. Both Trans-Tasman neighbours have had a fierce rivalry in this format with many neck-to-neck contests taking place over the course of many years. It is time to marvel at two of the best women's teams on the planet taking on each other at a picturesque venue, none other than Mount Maunganui. 

Match Preview

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 
Date: 4 April 2021
Time: 4:30 A.M. IST


The Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be uniform, bouncy and flat at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. The ground has pretty poky dimensions and will help the batsmen to hit through the line throughout the game. Bowlers need to make use of pace variations and bowl according to the set fields to bag wickets on this surface. Expect a heyday for both teams' batsmen throughout the day. 

Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be cool and pleasant in Mount Maunganui. There is a 27 per cent chance for rain. Temperatures will soar as high as 24 Degrees and dip as low as 14 Degree Celsius. The relative humidity is predicted to be 29 per cent. Also, winds will blow from the North-East direction to the South-West at a maximum speed of 24 kilometres per hour. 

Predicted Match XIs

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin (wk)

Australia Women: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy (WK), Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham