19th September 2019
4:30 AM IST
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
The final game of the Australian tour of West Indies takes place in the early hours of Thursday at the Kensington Oval. The Australian Women have been thoroughly professional in this series with five wins out of five matches across two formats. Captain, Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy have been sensational for them with either of them leading their side to a win in the first and second T20-I respectively. They look forward to a clean-sweep in the T20 format while West Indies have only pride to play for after five disappointing performances. Without Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin, the onus is on Stafanie Taylor to deliver the goods against a rampant Australian side on Thursday.
There isn’t any threat of rain for this game with a full game set to take place. Either side will look to chase on this surface with the ball coming on nicely as the match progresses. Spinners will have a major say with the pitch being a touch on the slower side in Barbados
In the previous game, the surface was on the slower side and made life difficult for the batsmen with the threat of rain as well. One shouldn’t expect the pitch to change too much while overcast conditions will make things even tougher for the batters.
No major injury concerns reported.
With the series done and dusted, Heather Graham should get a game at the expense of Delissa Kimmince while Nicola Carey or Tayla Vlaeminck could also be included instead of Erin Burns. The batting unit should remain the same although they seem to be heavily dependant on Healy and Lanning. The likes of Mooney and Perry are expected to come up with better performances in the final game of the tour
Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardener, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Nicola Carey, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham and Heather Graham
West Indies Women:
1: Meg Lanning
2: Allysa Healy
3: Chinelle Henry
Allysa Healy, Points: 34-36, Grade: A
Natasha McLean, Points: 24-26, Grade: A
Meg Lanning, Points: 40-42, Grade: A+
Beth Mooney, Points: 26-28, Grade: A
Ashleigh Gardener, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
Chinelle Henry, Points: 28-30, Grade: A
Megan Schutt, Points: 34-36, Grade: A
Ellyse Perry, Points: 36-38, Grade: A+
Sheneta Grimmond, Points: 28-30, Grade: A
Shabika Gajnabi, Points: 26-28, Grade: A
Georgia Wareham, Points: 24-26, Grade: A