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Women’s Ashes: ENGW vs AUSW 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 Prediction. England Women vs Australia Women 2nd T20I Preview

Preview written by Aaron Murphy

Is there anything Australia cannot do in this series? England’s unbeaten record at Chelmsford – having not lost any of their 14 international fixtures there – was well documented, but in the end entirely irrelevant. Australian captain Meg Lanning made an absolute mockery of the venue’s “fortress” status with a world record 133 from 63 balls.

Having dealt England their most embarrassing loss since the third ODI in Canterbury, they now move to Hove, where England have managed to win five of nine completed limited-overs fixtures, but just one of four in the shortest format. Their most recent T20I in Brighton saw them bowled out for just 87 – by Australia in the 2015 Ashes.

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Australia Ashes squad: 3 unlucky players who missed out

Key to an England win

The mismatch now seems to be at a point where England simply have to rely on Australia having a bad day with either bat or ball, with the Southern Stars evidently choosing not to relax in the first T20I despite having already retained the trophy. The post-mortem is already well underway, with the ECB backtracking on a potential decision to cancel women’s county cricket for now. Long-term improvement will need to come from the top: Australia have four times as many paid players as England, while the WBBL stands above the pack when it comes to professional domestic competitions.

For now, it comes down to the importance of individual performances: England remain the second-best nation in the world by a long way, thus it won’t be a matter of axing heads at the end of the series, but the likes of Amy Jones (5 runs, 69 runs @ 13.80), Heather Knight (5 inns, 53 runs @ 10.60) and Anya Shrubsole (5 mats, 5 wickets @ 50.60) need to spare themselves some embarrassment.

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Key to an Australia win

The central advertising campaign for the last Ashes series in Australia has come to life. In an effort to build the profiles of star players, billboards across the country were tagged with the line “if [player A] doesn’t get you, [player B] will!”. Whether it be Alyssa Healy’s 66 or Delissa Kimmince’s 5/26 in Leicester, Elysse Perry’s 7/22 in Canterbury or her 192 runs in the Test, or Lanning’s 133no in Chelmsford, it has never appeared truer.

The Australians have demonstrated, by batting England into oblivion in the Test and by their dominant performance in the first T20I, that they are madly results-driven, even when success has already been achieved. Should this well-oiled and professional machine drop their shoulders, England will need to be ready to pounce.

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Possible Playing 11

Sarah Taylor has withdrawn from the remainder of the series to battle with mental health issues, having also missed the 2016 World Twenty20: “Mental health is not something you ‘beat’. It’s a continual management process and at the moment I don’t feel in a good enough place to compete in international sport.” Fran Wilson has been drafted into the squad but, with Amy Jones having taken the gloves in the first T20I, is unlikely to make the XI.

Australia Ashes squad: 3 unlucky players who missed out

Whether the teams treat the remaining two fixtures as dead rubbers and give some squad players more match practice remains to be seen – there have yet to have been any whispers at time of publication – so for now, we’ll assume they remain unchanged.

England: 1. Danielle Wyatt, 2. Amy Jones (wk), 3. Tammy Beaumont, 4. Nat Sciver, 5. Heather Knight (c), 6. Leah Winfield, 7. Katherine Brunt, 8. Anya Shrubsole, 9. Sophie Ecclestone, 10. Laura Marsh, 11. Kate Cross

Australia: 1. Alyssa Healy (wk), 2. Beth Mooney, 3. Meg Lanning (c), 4. Ash Gardner, 5. Ellyse Perry, 6. Rachael Haynes, 7. Sophie Molineux, 8. Jess Jonassen, 9. Georgia Wareham, 10. Delissa Kimmince, 11. Megan Schutt

Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Beth Mooney has passed 25 in six of her last 11 T20I innings.
  • England have won ten of their last 11 home T20Is when batting first.
  • The average first innings score in T20Is at Hove is 129.

Match Prediction

Hard to see anything other than an Australia win given the way the entire series has played out. That said, a team with nothing to lose can often be a team to be wary of. If England can win the toss and bat first, they ought to play fearlessly and have the talent to set a difficult target.

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Preview written by Aaron Murphy

Australia Ashes squad: 3 unlucky players who missed out
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