The third T20I between Australia Women and Sri Lanka Women takes place on Wednesday with the home side looking to complete yet another clean sweep in the shortest format. While the Sri Lankans did give a good account of themselves in the first game, they weren’t able to withstand the accuracy of the Aussie bowlers which saw them lose by nine wickets in the second T20. With the venue for this game also being the North Sydney Oval, Australia will look to continue their unbeaten streak in T20s as they prepare for next year’s T20 World Cup in their own backyard.
Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
9:40 AM IST
October 2nd, 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 second game, 160 still should be a good score on this surface.
Predicted Playing XI:
Sri Lanka Women
Beth Mooney has a great record at the North Sydney Oval with the Brisbane Heat keeper already scoring a hundred in this series. Along with Alyssa Healy and Chamari Athapaththu, she is a must-have pick for this game. Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning are two of the best batters in the world but haven’t done much in the series. While Perry’s two-wicket haul in the previous game does strengthen her case, Lanning should be backed if Australia is to bat first. Megan Schutt and Georgia Wareham are also very good options with the ball and should round the team off for this game.
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
E Perry, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
M Lanning, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
B Mooney, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
E Burns, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
C Athapaththu, Points: 75-77, Grade: A
G Wareham, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
O Ranasinghe, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
M Schutt, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
S Siriwardene, 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