Sri Lankan women prepared for this T20I series in a very close encounter against the Cricket Australia XI in the practice game as that match went down to the super over. The Australians though, have come here at the back of a successful Ashes and then the series against the West Indian women. They would be the overwhelming favorites in this particular match.
Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
10:00 AM IST
September 29th, 2019
Sunny weather with the temperature ranging around 18 degrees Celsius and no chances of rain is expected during the course of the encounter.
The track over here is fairly conducive to the batsmen though one can expect the spinners to choke the flow of runs when the pitch wears down in the middle stages of the second innings of the match.
Predicted Playing XI:
Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning will hope to provide a good foundation at the start whereas the key would be upon Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes to accelerate the flow of runs later on. Megan Schutt will be crucial with the ball for the home side.
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham, Erin Burns
Sri Lanka Women
Yashoda Mendis and Chamari Athapaththu along with Nilakshi de Silva form the core of the batting order whilst Oshadi Ranasinghe and Achini Kulasuriya will be the other crucial players for Sri Lanka.
Chamari Athapaththu (C), Yashoda Mendis, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Madavi, Sashikala Siriwardena, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Udhesika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Hansima Karunaratne
Meg Lanning and Harshitha Madavi should be the must-picks among the batters. On the other hand, the likes of Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy and Jess Jonassen would the advisable picks in the Dream XI side.
1: Ellyse Perry
2: Chamari Athapaththu
3: Alyssa Healy
Dream XI & Point Projections
A Healy, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
A Sanjeevani, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
E Perry, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
N d Silva, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
B Mooney, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
A Gardener, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
C Athapaththu, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
J Jonassen, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
U Prabodhani, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
M Schutt, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
G Wareham, 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