Women’s World T20 2018: Final- Preview

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua will host the encounter.

Meg Lanning and Heather Knight
Meg Lanning and Heather Knight. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Women’s World T20 in the West Indies has been a witness to some riveting encounters. However, both the semi-finals turned out to be one-sided encounters as Australia and England came out trumps without much fuss. The Aussies won their first three matches but lost to India in the final group match. Nevertheless, they annihilated the Windies by 71 runs in the previous encounter.

England’s first match against Sri Lanka in the league stage was washed away, but they made a comeback to beat South Africa and Bangladesh. Subsequently, the finished in the top two and brushed aside India in Antigua by eight wickets. Both teams are brimming with confidence and the final tomorrow at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua is expected to be a thriller.

Here’s the prelude of what’s on offer on the last day of World T20:

Final- Australia vs England

The Aussies will persist with their winning combination. Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy are the opening batsman with skipper Meg Lanning to follow. Ashleigh Gardner and Elyse Villani are the next batswomen in. Both can also wield magic with the ball in hand. Elyse Perry is also a useful batter and she will partner Kimmince and Schutt in the fast bowling department. Wareham and Molineux are the spinners.

Australia Probable XI

Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning (C), Ashleigh Gardner, Elyse Villani, Rachael Haynes, Elyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt

England Probable XI

England won’t tinker with their lineup either. Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont will open the batting with wicketkeeper Amy Ellen Jones at number three. Natalie Sciver, skipper Heather Knight and Lauren Winfield are the other batswomen. Anya Shrubsole and Sciver are the fast bowlers with Sophie Ecclestone, Danielle Hazel and Kirstie Gordon as the spinners.

Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Lauren Winfield, Anya Shrubsole, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Sophie Ecclestone, Danielle Hazell, Kirstie Gordon.

Match Timings: 5:30 IST (November 25); 20:00 local (November 24)

Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Live Streaming – Hotstar

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