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Australia Women vs New Zealand Women 2nd ODI Preview

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-04-06 17:52:08

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Australia Women created a world record by winning 22 ODIs last Saturday when they comprehensively beat New Zealand Women at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Their winning streak stretches back to 2018 and this legendary Aussie ODI outfit has never looked back since then. All oppositions have faced the brunt of their rolling juggernaut. Their sheer flamboyance and confidence are commendable. Now, the onus is on the home side to prevent this world record from growing. It is a do-or-die match for New Zealand Women. Will Australia Women extend their stellar streak?

Match Preview

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 
Date: 7 April 2021
Time: 7:30 A.M. IST

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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 29 per cent chance for rain. Temperatures will soar as high as 26 Degrees and dip as low as 16 Degree Celsius. The relative humidity is predicted to be 34 per cent. Also, winds will blow from the North-East direction to the South-West at a maximum speed of 23 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