- England Women’s bid to reclaim the Women’s Ashes start with an WODI series, which kicks off at Grace Road, Leicester.
- World champions England are in good WODI form, having thrashed West Indies Women in their most recent series.
- Australia beat New Zealand 3-0 last time out, however, and have not lost a WODI since England’s one win in the last Women’s Ashes in Australia.
England Team News –
- Heather Knight is back from injury and will lead the side
- Amy Jones continuing as wicket-keeper ahead of Sarah Taylor.
- Kate Cross retaining her place in the bowling attack.
- Katie George was expensive with the ball, however, and that could mean Katherine Brunt being restored to the starting XI.
- Fran Wilson has also been included in the team.
Australia Team News-
- Tayla Vlaeminck and opening batter Nicole Bolton have been included in the squad.
- Nicola Carey and Delissa Kimmince are also in contention for a pace-bowling spot, alongside established stars Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt.
- Allrounder Sophie Molineux is missing out as she is recovering from the shoulder surgery
- Nicole Bolton is back in the squad after missing one-dayers against New Zealand
The Number’s Game
Avg 1st inn score: 226
Avg 2nd inn score: 148
Highest Total: 377/7 (50 Ov) by ENGW vs PAKW
Lowest Total: 48/10 (25.2 Ov) by WIW vs RSAW
Head to Head (in ODI) :Overall :
|Matches Played||ENG-W Won||AUS-W Won||Tie||No Result|
Last 5 Head to Head
ENGW : W W W W W
AUSW : W W W W W
England Probable XI –Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh, Kate Cross.
Australia Probable XI –Alyssa Healy, Nicole Bolton/R Haynes, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, R Haynes/E Vilani, Beth Mooney, Ashley Gardner, J Jonassen/J Wareham, Nicola Carey,
Megan Schutt, T Vlaeminck
Wicket Keeper –
- Amy Jones is England’s most in-form player.
- Alyssa Healy is Australia’s top scorer in the ICC Women’s Championship
- Meg Lanning and Heather Knight both captains are Allrounders.
- Rachael Haynes is in good form.
- Danielle Wyatt in form Player.
- Meg Lanning will bat at number 3. She is their most consistent and reliable Batswomen with an Average of 44.
- Meg Lanning is one of the experienced campaigners. She holds the record of 51+ average in ODIs and looks well in recent matches too.
- Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, and Beth Mooney will handle the middle order batting. Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney play very sensible cricket. Both beliefs in rotating strikes very well in the middle order.
- Ashleigh Gardner and Jess Jonassen will do the late hitting in the lower order.
- Heather Knight ( One of the best all-rounder, Attacking batsman + handy off spinner, 148 runs last series including 94 runs knock, Must have)
- N Bolton ( Opener, Didn’t feature in last series against NZ, can also bowl)
- Ellyse Perry ( Megastar of Womens Cricket, Averages 45 against England, 167 runs last series with 2 50+ scores, 46,32 + 3 wickets in warm up games)
- Natalie Sciver ( Best all rounder of England women, middle order+ some medium pace bowling)
- Katherine Brunt (Can’t miss her, very good bowler + good batsman, will give points with both bat and bowl, 10 wickets in 6 games)
- Jess Jonassen (Best spinner of Australia + very handy batsman, 12 wickets in last 4 games)
- Ashley Gardner( Attacking Batsman + handy off spinner)
- Megan Schut has caused problems for England before, while England’s bowlers have all been in excellent form.
- Kate Cross impressed against West Indies, while Sophie Ecclestone and Anya Shrubsole have all consistently taken wickets.
- Ellyse Perry, and Delissa Kimmince will lead the pace attack. Georgia Wareham, Ashleigh Gardner, and Jess Jonassen will take care of the spin bowling.
- Anya Shrubsole ( Best Bowler of England Women, Relies on swing, highest wicket taker this year for England with 11 scalps)
- Laura Marsh( Good talented bowler, 4 wickets in warm up game game)
- G Wareham( Leggie, 6 wickets in her small career still now in 6 games, 1 wicket in warm up game)
- T Vlaeminck ( Young pacer, got some serious pace, Expected to debut today)