Women's Internationals: Australia v New Zealand - Sep/Oct 2020

Predict a result across the Twenty20 and One Day serieses

  • NZ enz the hosts' beautiful reign of terror, sex-zep

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Teen Wolf

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Our nation's favourite team is back, taking on New Zealand's fourth-most popular women's non-contact sporting XI.

3 T20Is. 3 ODIs. And tests? Plenty I'm sure, but let's hope they all come back negative. Tickets are sold out (all ~6000 of them, at a guess [EDIT: "a VERY limited amount of extra tickets have been released to the public"]) but matches will be shown on "Australia's home of cricket", the Seven Network of course!

Saturday, 26 September at Allan Border Field: First T20, 1:50pm AEST – 7mate 7 and Fox Cricket

Sunday, 27 September at Neumann Oval:
Second T20, 1:45pm AEST – 7 and Fox Cricket

Wednesday, 30 September at/near the National Cricket Centre:
Third T20, 1:45pm AEST – 7mate and Fox Cricket

Saturday, 3 October at Albion Arena:
First ODI, 10:10am AEST – 7TWO (Syd, Bris), 7mate (Melb, Per, Ade) and Fox Cricket

Monday, 5 October at Crosby Park's Main Bat-and-ball Sports Ground:
Second ODI, 10:10am AEST (11:10 AEDT) – 7TWO and Fox Cricket

Wednesday, 7 October at... CommBank Stadium?:
Third ODI, 10:10am AEST (11:10 AEDT) – 7mate and Fox Cricket


AUSTRALIA SQUAD

Meg Lanning, 28, captain (VIC/Stars)
ODI stats: 80 matches, 3693 runs @ 52.75, 47-7-1 record as captain
T20I stats: 104 matches, 2788 runs @ 36.20, 55-17 record as captain

Rachael Haynes, 33, vice-captain (NSW/Thunder)
ODI stats: 57 matches, 1614 runs @ 34.34
T20I stats: 67 matches, 695 runs @ 26.73

Maitlan Brown, 23 (ACT/Renegades)
2019/20 WNCL stats: 6 matches, 7 wickets @ 25.00
WBBL|05 stats: 15 matches, 16 wickets, 7.32 rpo

Erin Burns, 32 (NSW/Sixers)
ODI stats: 1 match
T20I stats: 5 matches, 30 runs, 166.67 sr

Nicola Carey, 27 (TAS/Hurricanes)
ODI stats: 12 matches, 9 wickets @ 32.44
T20I stats: 12 matches, 9 wickets @ 24.11

Ashleigh Gardner, 23 (NSW/Sixers)
ODI stats: 30 matches, 342 runs @ 21.37, 38 wickets @ 25.71
T20I stats: 40 matches, 647 runs @ 20.87, 23 wickets @ 22.82

Alyssa Healy, 30 (NSW/Sixers)
ODI stats: 73 matches, 1638 runs @ 32.11, 53 catches & 19 stumpings
T20I stats: 112 matches, 2060 runs @ 25.43, 42 catches & 48 stumpings

Jess Jonassen, 27 (QLD/Heat)
ODI stats: 68 matches, 101 wickets @ 20.78
T20I stats: 79 matches, 69 wickets @ 20.08

Delissa Kimmince, 31 (QLD/Heat)
ODI stats: 16 matches, 14 wickets @ 29.42
T20I stats: 41 matches, 39 wickets @ 22.74

Tahlia McGrath, 24 (SA/Strikers)
ODI stats: 4 matches, 1 wicket, 5.23 economy
WBBL|05 stats: 16 matches, 327 runs, 14 wickets

Sophie Molineux, 22 (VIC/Renegades)
ODI stats: 3 matches, 6 wickets @ 6.50
T20I stats: 21 matches, 21 wickets @ 19.61

Beth Mooney, 26 (QLD/Scorchers)
ODI stats: 35 matches, 1053 runs @ 42.12
T20I stats: 52 matches, 1452 runs @ 38.21

Ellyse Perry, 29 (VIC/Sixers)
ODI stats: 112 matches, 3022 runs @ 52.10, 152 wickets @ 24.29
T20I stats: 120 matches, 1218 runs @ 28.32, 114 wickets @ 19.37

Megan Schutt, 27 (SA/Strikers)
ODI stats: 59 matches, 87 wickets @ 22.48
T20I stats: 67 matches, 89 wickets @ 15.17

Molly Strano, 27 (VIC/Renegades)
2019/20 WNCL stats: 8 matches, 11 wickets @ 23.45
T20I stats: 7 matches, 9 wickets @ 17.55

Annabel Sutherland, 18 (VIC/Stars)
2019/20 WNCL stats: 6 matches, 221 runs @ 55.25, 9 wickets @ 19.89
T20I stats: 6 matches, 32 runs @ 16.00, 2 wickets @ 35.50

Georgia Wareham, 21 (VIC/Renegades)
ODI stats: 15 matches, 17 wickets @ 28.47
T20I stats: 26 matches, 26 wickets @ 13.50

Belinda Vakarewa, 22 (TAS/Hurricanes)
ODI stats: 1 match
WBBL|05 stats: 13 matches, 20 wickets, 6.09 rpo


NEW ZEALAND SQUAD

Sophie Devine, 31, captain (Scorchers)
ODI stats: 105 matches, 2570 runs @ 31.72, 71 wickets @ 36.92, 0-3 record as captain
T20I stats: 91 matches, 2384 runs @ 31.36, 87 wickets @ 17.10, 7-4 record as captain

Suzie Bates, 33 (Strikers)
ODI stats: 124 matches, 4534 runs @ 42.77, 75 wickets @ 33.17
T20I stats: 119 matches, 3243 runs @ 30.30, 49 wickets @ 25.46

Natalie Dodd, 27
ODI stats: 12 matches, 153 runs @ 13.90
T20I stats: 6 matches, 26 runs @ 8.66

Deanna Doughty, 26
Legspin bowler, yet to make international cricket debut

Lauren Down, 25
ODI stats: 11 matches, 75 runs @ 7.50
T20I stats: 2 matches, 17 runs, 113.33 sr

Maddy Green, 27 (Heat)
ODI stats: 29 matches, 453 runs @ 18.87
T20I stats: 48 matches, 363 runs @ 12.10

Holly Huddleston, 32
ODI stats: 35 matches, 44 wickets @ 24.00
T20I stats: 15 matches, 13 wickets @ 17.76

Hayley Jensen, 27
ODI stats: 11 matches, 8 wickets @ 35.62
T20I stats: 27 matches, 23 wickets @ 24.00

Amelia Kerr, 19 (Heat)
ODI stats: 32 matches, 48 wickets @ 23.81
T20I stats: 32 matches, 34 wickets @ 19.52

Jess Kerr, 22
ODI stats: 2 matches, 2 wickets @ 20.00
T20I stats: 3 matches, 2 wickets @ 20.00

Rosemary Mair, 21
ODI stats: 5 matches, 2 wickets, 4.90 rpo
T20I stats: 9 matches, 8 wickets @ 21.75

Katey Martin, 35
ODI stats: 77 matches, 1374 runs @ 22.90, 35 catches & 14 stumpings
T20I stats: 82 matches, 868 runs @ 18.86, 26 catches & 19 stumpings

Katie Perkins, 32
ODI stats: 70 matches, 1155 runs @ 27.50
T20I stats: 52 matches, 433 runs @ 16.65

Hannah Rowe, 23
ODI stats: 19 matches, 19 wickets @ 24.78
T20I stats: 18 matches, 10 wickets @ 21.00

Amy Satterthwaite, 33 (Renegades)
ODI stats: 119 matches, 3821 runs @ 38.98, 43 wickets @ 29.46
T20I stats: 99 matches, 1526 runs @ 21.19, 24 wickets @ 22.00

Lea Tahuhu, 30 (Renegades)
ODI stats: 66 matches, 70 wickets @ 31.24
T20I stats: 57 matches, 48 wickets @ 21.20

Jess Watkin, 22
ODI stats: 6 matches, 6 wickets @ 18.83
T20I stats: 9 matches, 7 wickets @ 18.85
 
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Australia Best XI
Mooney
Healy+
Lanning*
Perry (Sutherland/McGrath)
Haynes
Gardner
Jonassen
Molineux
Wareham (Strano/Burns)
Kimmince (Carey/Brown/Vakarewa)
Schutt

While Vlaeminck is sidelined, I would say that is the team's most balanced and suitable lineup, for any format in any conditions really. (Names in brackets likely to be rotated in at some point).

A good opportunity for Sutherland to solidify herself among the other young regulars, given that Perry is going to be the front-running candidate for rotation/rest.

The likes of Brown, McGrath and Vakarewa are probably on a hiding to nothing though, reminiscent of Strano a few years ago who did well with her first chance but never truly appeared to be in the selectors' primary calculations.

Nevertheless, it's a more desirable position than being outside the bubble, like high-performing domestic players Patterson and Graham etc. They won't even get the chance to play an Australia A or Gov Gen game this time around, with the only warm-up coming during the week between the main squads.


New Zealand Best XI
Bates
Devine*
Satterthwaite
Green (Dodd, Down)
Martin+
A. Kerr
Watkin (Doughty)
Rowe (J. Kerr, Mair)
Huddleston
Jensen
Tahuhu

Despite the upgrade of Priest to Satterthwaite, this is a weaker NZ team than the one that was here seven months ago. Without Leigh Kasperek ("couldn't" make it over from her native Scotland, which is a travesty) and Anna Peterson (personal reasons), the Kiwis' spin depth is a lot thinner and heavily reliant on Amelia Kerr rising to a new level.

They have the top-order talent to compensate for conceding a few too many runs, but the tale of their World Cup bombout—in which smarts and composure went missing at crucial moments—is an all too familiar one. On their bookend tours here in the 2018/19 season, they were in a winning position for much of the first T20I (at North Sydney Oval) and first ODI (at the WACA), before capitulating with too many bad errors in the field and with the bat. Away went the momentum, and in return they got a 0-3 result x2.

Speaking of returns. Australia will possibly tour New Zealand later in the summer, to fill in the void of a postponed 50-over WC. My ideal pie-in-the-sky scenario would be that NZ gets smashed in the T20s here but put on a really good show in the slower and longer ODIs, thereby instilling a level of confidence among each nation's cricket board that a Test match between these teams would be worth putting on. Chance of all that happening is, optimistically, 5% but one can dream.
 

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As mentioned in the broadcast thread, Saturday's game will be shown on 7's main channel now instead of 7mate. Check one's local guides though, as per usual.

Also, for Brisbanites who snoozed and loozed, some extra tickets have been released for all six matches.


Warm-up game being played on Thursday.

And while I'm here, may as well mention the Eng v WI series is being shown on Fox Sports (the first hour on 505, then it moves to Fox Cricket once the IPL match finishes). Next match at Thurs 3am. England won the first T20 by about 50 runs. Dottin top-scored with 69 but nobody else from the Windies cracked double figures (except for Extras - 17).
 

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Can't say I have much clue about the radio coverage.

Also, could've sworn Katie Perkins wasn't initially named in NZ's squad. Saw her name on the warm-up game scorecard and just figured it was a mistake.

Aus going into today with the same XI as the WC final.
 

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Calling cricket off the screen has got to be a tough job. High potential of making a tool out of yourself, and poor old Andy Maher doesn't need any extra help in that department.
 

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I love me some Tahuhu but, just to bring some facts to the conversation, today was the first time in nine years that she's dismissed Lanning in international cricket.
 

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Eng v WI women are using DRS, there's probably no excuse to not have it for this series really.

Hasn't exactly hurt NZ yet though. Having Carey bat above Jonassen is pretty messed up.
 

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Gardner liking Kerr's bowling with back to back sixes, she's one of the cleanest hitters in women's cricket.
 

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This could be a career defining innings for Gardner, she has shown composure, and patience in her execution that hasn’t been apparent in previous seasons.
 

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