Australia vs. England
For the past 10 years, Australia and England women have played competitive cricket and demonstrated great skill and command over the gentlemen’s game. Australia leads the series 1-0 after winning the series opener in the ongoing bilateral series between Australia and England. In the first T20 of the series, the England side put up a great show with the bat; however, their bowlers couldn’t contain Tahlia McGrath, who was phenomenal with the bat scoring quick 91 runs off 49 balls. Tahlia McGrath was also among the bowlers' picked for picking 3 crucial wickets in her 4 over spell.
While touring Australia, England’s men and women sides have always felt extra added pressure. The next T20 international of the series would be played in Adelaide Oval, where Australias would be defiantly the hot favorites of winning the series and continuing their dominance over the English cricket team. The recent shameful defeat of England’s men's side in the Ashes adds more pressure on the women’s side. Defeating Australia in Australia is a challenging task, and to do so, teams need an agile attitude, resilient character, and strong on-field gestures.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Australia - The Dominators
Australia's women’s side has always dominated England in T20Is and ODIs. Australia is always ahead of England, looking at the overall statistics and head-to-head encounters. In the last match, the Australia top order dominated England bowling and made their bowlers forget their decent line and lengths. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that England bowlers were all over the place, or Australia top-order batsmen were eying the ball quite well.
In the first game of the T20I series, Australias comfortably chased down the target of 170, with fine knocks from Meg Lanning, the captain, and Tahlia McGrath. Alana King bowled well in the bowling and gave away 28 runs at an economy of 7. Whereas Tahlia McGrath was unplayable, picking up 3 wickets in her 4 overs.
Key Players for Australia
- Meg Lanning
- Tahlia McGrath
- Alana King
- Megan Schutt
England - Searching for a Series Leveler
England women’s T20 side, led by Heather Knight, would be searching for an opportunity to bounce back at the might Australias who have been in a scintillating form for the last 5 years. There were many positives to take from the last T20 encounter, in which England's top order also dominated by adding 150 runs to the total. Quickfire 30s from Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver were noticeable, along with Danni Wyatt’s 70 runs innings.
England would be searching for the right combination in the bowling department to restrict Australia’s firepower batting lineup. Sophie Ecclestone was the only bowler to give under 7 runs per over and bag a wicket.
Key Players for England
- Tammy Beaumont
- Nat Sciver
- Danni Wyatt
- Sophie Ecclestone
The odds of Australia women winning are 1.40, and the odds of England women winning are 3.00.
The odds of Meg Lanning and Tahlia McGrath being the top batsman are 3.74.
The odds of Megan Schutt being the best bowler are 4.00.