West Indies Women (@9.0) vs Australia Women (@1.05)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Australia Women will win

West Indies Women – Australia Women Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 19:00

Considering how they were doing at the half-way stage, it was surprising to see them not getting bowled out. They eventually finished with just 157 runs on the board in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, the hosts never looked to even challenge the Australian total, let alone pulling the chase off. The hosts have clearly disappointed their fans in the first two matches and it will certainly be a tough ask for them to bounce back and win the final ODI of the series.

Australians included two new faces for this West Indies' series and with series already won, we are likely to see them both feature in the upcoming fixture. She continues to be a vital cog for their lineup and will be a key player in Tuesday's fixture. However, we expect the Australians to still retain their core and experiment in the quick-bowling department a change in the top-order. Since the last two years, Elysse Perry has been wonderful for the Australians and hence it proved in the previous match.

With a scintillating win over England in Ashes, it's not just the Australian Men's team that is looking in a rampaging mood at the moment. With series already done and dusted, there is not much left at stake for both the sides. Having said that, the Aussies will be looking to win this game to complete their first white-wash at the Caribbean Islands whereas the hosts will be looking to redeem something back from this fixture. Australian Women's team have backed up their superb win over England with a couple of fabulous win over West Indies, their first two ever at West Indies' soil. West Indies, on the other hand, have appeared to be just a mere shadow of themselves and are likely to find bouncing back from here a little tough.

The Windies will probably open their batting with Hayley Matthews and Britney Cooper. Stafanie Taylor will continue to lead the team and bat in the middle-order along with Chedean Nation and Natasha McLean. Pacer Shamilia Connell and off-spinner Hayley Matthews are likely to be given the new balls in the powerplay. West Indies have no further injury issues going into this first T20 international.

Cricket

While the Aussies are expected to bring about a couple of changes to their playing eleven, West Indies are likely to go in with their full-strength team. On paper and on-field, the Australians are certainly a better side and, are, therefore, our pick to emerge victorious in the upcoming encounter. However, considering the way the two teams have played in the competition thus far, it is highly unlikely for the West Indies to match the level of performance the Aussies have shown in the past two matches.

Prior to that, however, the Windies beat Pakistan 2-1 in Pakistan and swept the Irish 3-0 on their tour of Ireland. West Indies Women have won four, lost two and tied one out of the seven T20 internationals they have played this year. They played their last T20I series more than a couple of months ago in England where they lost 0-1 against the hosts in a three-match series.

They have won each of their previous five T20I series including the ICC Women's World T20 held in the West Indies last year in November. The Aussies have played 20 matches since last year and have faced defeats on just three occasions. Australia Women have been on a roll in the game's shortest format. Their most recent T20I assignment came in July during their tour of England where they beat the home team 2-1 in a series of three matches.

The difference between a score of 280s and 308 came by a superb knock from Ashleigh Gardner who scored a rollicking half-century at a strike rate of over 200. Batting first on a decent batting surface, Alyssa Healy and Elysse Perry drove the visitors to a formidable total with considerable ease as they both notched up remarkable fifties. The Australian innings looked an exact replica of how they did in the first match of the ODI series.

Elyssa Perry was the pick of the bowlers as she picked up three wickets for just 17 runs in her five overs. There was almost nothing which the Aussie women didn't do right in the first ODI. They have been in a rampaging form in the recent times and beating them is going to take a serious effort from any team, let alone West Indies, who are struggling to find their feet in the ICC Women's championship. A total of 308 on a tricky surface was always going to be tough to chase down and the West Indies women ensured just that.