The Australia Women’s Team has been the most successful side in the history of the Women’s T20 World Cup. After failing to make it to the final of the inaugural edition in 2009, the Aussies have never missed a chance to reach the final even once since then. In the last five editions, they’ve won four and only lost to West Indies in 2016. In fact, their worst finish is a semi-final exit.
Coaching & Support Staff:
Matthew Mott (Head coach), Ashley Noffke, Shelley Nitschke (Assistant coaches)
Previous Edition: Champions
Best Finish: Champions
You take a look at the Australia Women’s Team squad and you will find almost every base covered. They have enough backups as well. Be it with the bat, ball or even all-rounders, the Aussies have each and every area covered and that’s what makes them an absolute powerhouse in this women’s cricket. There’s absolutely no doubt that they will go into this tournament as favourites as well. They look like the team to beat.
Australia look like a well-rounded and a strong side. They have enough depth in every department and most of their players are multi-skilled. They have firepower in the batting department throughout the line-up. Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning and Rachael Haynes form the core of the batting line-up. They have some quality all-rounders as well with Ellyse Perry leading the pack.
They can falter under pressure at times. The Aussies recently lost a couple of close games, including a Super Over against England in the recently-concluded tri-series. Other than that, there barely seems to be any.
Key Players for Australia Women’s Team
Alyssa Healy led Australia’s charge in the last edition and she will be crucial once again at the top. She hasn’t got runs in the recent past and might be saving her best for the big tournament. The wicket-keeper batter will definitely be the one to watch out for. Meanwhile, Ellyse Perry’s contribution with both bat and ball will be vital for the Aussies. She is their best player and will look to stand up in the big games. She’s been in good form as well.
Australia Women’s Team Squad
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Erin Burns, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy (wk), Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
February 21: Australia Women vs India Women – Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
February 24: Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women – W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
February 27: Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women – Manuka Oval, Canberra
March 2: Australia Women vs New Zealand Women – Junction Oval, Melbourne