The trend continues in the ODI series as well with the Australian Women pummelling the Sri Lankans in the first match courtesy of fifties from Mooney, Haynes and captain, Meg Lanning. The second ODI is set to take place at the very same venue i.e. Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Monday. While the Aussies are expected to make short work of the tourists, the Sri Lankans will look to give Meg Lanning and co a tougher fight than they did a couple of days ago. All eyes will be on Alyssa Healy and Chamari Athapaththu, who are in very good knick and have already made a mark in the series with superlative knocks in the T20I format.
Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
5:40 AM IST
October 7th, 2019
Sunny weather with the temperature ranging around 16 degrees Celsius and no chances of rain is expected during the course of the encounter.
Another high-scoring game is expected with lots of runs and some turn on offer. While Sri Lanka did struggle against medium pace and spin in the previous game, 250 still should be a good score on this surface. Teams should prefer chasing on this surface upon winning the toss.
Predicted Playing XI:
Sri Lanka Women
Alyssa Healy smashed a record breaking hundred in the third T20 but couldn’t follow it up on Saturday. She should score some runs at the top of the order along with Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning. Harshitha Madavi was Sri Lanka’s best batter in the previous game and she is ideally picked alongside Sashikala Siriwardene and Chamari Athapaththu for this game. Jess Jonassen and Tayla Vlaeminck picked four wickets among themselves and should continue their good form on Monday while Megan Schutt is expected to make amends for a no show in the previous game against the hapless Sri Lankans.
1: Megan Schutt
2: Chamari Athapaththu
3: Alyssa Healy
Dream XI & Point Projections
A Healy, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
H Madavi, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
J Jonassen, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
M Lanning, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
R Haynes, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
S Siriwardene, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
C Athapaththu, Points: 75-77, Grade: A
G Wareham, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
D Manodara, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
M Schutt, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
T Vlaeminck Points: 46-48, Grade: A
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn