Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020: Final, Australia Women vs India Women – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Not making Ellyse Perry captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team could well turn out to be a top move.

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Match Details:

The final of the Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020 will be played between Australia Women and  India Women at Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The match starts at 1:40 PM local time (2:40 AM GMT) (8:10 AM IST). The game can be viewed on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live streaming available on Sony LIV.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

India and Australia Women will fight it out for the trophy in the final of the tri-nation series at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. In a surprising turn of events, England Women who were leading the points table before the start of the last league game against the home team. But a 16-run loss led to the Heather Knight-led side getting knocked out setting up for an India vs Australia final.

India and Australia faced off twice in the series before and both the teams have won a game each. While the hosts came up trumps by four wickets in the first face-off, it was India who chased down 174 in a must-win situation to make things interesting. With these two teams facing off in the first World Cup on February 21, this final is an opportunity to gain a psychological advantage ahead of the crucial encounter.

Weather Report

It is expected to be cloudy throughout the day in Melbourne on Wednesday. The showers are predicted at 9 AM and 3 PM local time which might delay the start of the match and also shorten it. The temperature is expected to hover around 24-26 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be a good one to bat on for this match. Last time these two sides met at the venue, 174 was easily chased down. Also, with the rain around, the pacers might get a bit of help early on in the innings. The team winning the toss is expected to field first.

Average first innings score: 143 (Last three T20 matches played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1

Injury & Availability News

For India, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav and Richa Ghosh are unlikely to play as they continue to recover from their respective injuries.

Probable Playing XIs

Australia Women

Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Sophie Molineux, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck.

Bench – Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Erin Burns, Annabel Sutherland

India Women

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav.

Bench – Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Nuzhat Parween, Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh.


Top Picks

Smriti Mandhana has been the second-highest run-getter of the series. She has scored 150 runs in four innings and will be crucial for the team once again. Shafali Verma scored a whirlwind 49 in the previous game against Australia. Kaur hasn’t been at her best (104 runs) but has finished matches for India Women in the series. With the ball, Rajeshwari Gayakwad is leading the charts with eight wickets to her name while Deepti Sharma (5 wickets) will also be crucial in Dream11 Fantasy team.

For Australia Women, Ashleigh Gardner is leading the way with 141 runs. She smashed 93 runs in the previous outing against India but got out for 10 runs in the next game. Ellyse Perry’s all-round skills always make her captain material in Dream11 Fantasy. She has scored 90 runs and picked six wickets so far in the series. Vlaeminck is another bowler who has impressed with five wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options – Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney

Vice-captain options – Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harmanpreet Kaur, Ashleigh Gardner

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batters – Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Smriti Mandhana (C), Shafali Verma

All-Rounders – Ellyse Perry (VC), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma

Bowlers – Tayla Vlaeminck, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Taniya Bhatia

Batters – Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney (C), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues

All-Rounders – Jess Jonassen, Harmanpreet Kaur

Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Sophie Molineux, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.


Expert Advice

Not making Ellyse Perry captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team could well turn out to be a top move. She batted at six in the previous two matches and picked only a wicket. However, it would be risky not to pick her in the team as well.

Probable Winners

The team winning the toss is expected to win the match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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