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After the Australia Men’s team sealed their Ashes series in style with a thumping victory in Hobart, attention turns to the Women’s Ashes as Australia aim to keep the trophy downunder.
And a very interesting series awaits against a capable England side. Australia have their injury concerns, most notably great batter Beth Mooney who suffered a broken jaw in a freak training incident in the lead up to the first T20I in Adelaide. Her absence leaves a hole at the top of the order, but Meg Lanning’s team will be confident in overcoming her absence owing to their superb depth.
England are without their challenges, too. COVID-19, isolation and lack of form in the lead up gives Australia an edge, which makes a good start all-the-more important for Heather Knight’s team. They have not held the Ashes trophy since winning in Australia in 2013/14, with a Test victory underpinning their Ashes success back then. But, they need a good start in the T20Is as playing catchup in the Test and ODIs will be a tough ask.
A hot and clear evening will greet the players in front of what should be a good crowd after this season’s WBBL broke all sorts of records. Bring it on.
Key Players to Watch/Key Stats
- Meg Lanning has an outstanding record vs England. The skipper has ammassed 923 runs (the most of any player in AUS-ENG T20Is) at a superb average of 41.95 and strike rate of 127.84.
- Lanning has scored 251 runs in 11 T20s at Adelaide Oval at an average of 25.1 and strike rate of 113.06.
- Alyssa Healy will have an important role to play in Mooney’s absence. The keeper-batter averages just 16.71 in 26 T20 innings vs England with a top score of 37. Healy also has similar numbers in T20s at Adelaide Oval (212 runs, avg. 17.67, SR 114.59), so she will be aiming to turn these poor numbers around.
- It’s a big series for Ellyse Perry. The star all-rounder has been below her best over the past year or so, but she has a fine record vs England with bat and ball: 417 runs, avg. 34.75, SR 105.57 and 29 wickets, avg. 24.10, econ. 6.78.
- Watch out for Tahlia McGrath. She was player of the series in the T20Is vs India earlier this season. Also, she had a strong WBBL 2021 campaign with 302 runs at an average of 43.14 and strike rate of 113.10.
- McGrath will be aiming to improve on her Adelaide Oval numbers which read: 17 inns, 199 runs, avg. 18.09, SR 105.29.
- Jess Jonassen is back and will be key with the ball. She has 18 wickets in 22 innings against England at an average of 25.89 and economy rate of 6.28, including six scalps in her last five T20Is against them.
- Megan Schutt has some wonderful bowling numbers vs England. The swing bowler has taken 26 wickets in just 17 matches against them at an average of 14.35 and economy rate of 6.11. Also, Schutt has the tenth-most T20 wickets of any bowler (man or woman) at the Adelaide Oval (25 matches, 20 wickets, avg. 23.70, econ. 5.70).
- The classy Heather Knight will be crucial to England’s hopes. The skipper averages just 14.45 overall vs Australia, but she has scored 23, 78 and 13 in her last three T20Is against them.
- Danielle Wyatt scored a century and half-century in the 2017/18 T20I series in Australia. However, she averages just 18.54 in 28 T20I innings vs Australia, so she will be looking to rediscover her 2017 form.
- What impact will the quality Nat Sciver make on this match? She has 427 runs to her name vs Australia at an average of 23.72 along with 18 wickets at 21.94.
- Sophie Ecclestone continues to impress. The left-arm spinner took a ridiculous 7/14 in last week’s tour match vs England A. Also, she has an impressive 15 wickets in 12 matches vs Australia at an average of 20.33 and economy rate of 6.65.
- Katherine Brunt has the most wickets for England against Australia. The seamer has taken 21 wickets in 22 matches at an average of 24.81 and economy rate of 6.45.
Stats and Facts
- Head-to-head: Matches 37, Australia 18, England 19.
- Australia have won six of the past eight T20Is vs England.
- The teams have met once before in a T20I at Adelaide Oval, in 2011. England won by four wickets and 10 balls to spare.
- England lost to England A by 40 runs in a warm up match four days ago.
- Tammy Beaumont averages just 16.08 in 13 T20I knocks vs Australia. She had a solid 2021 though, with 303 runs in nine T20Is at an average of 33.66 and strike rate of 108.
- Australia leg-spinner Alana King has been rewarded for a great WBBL campaign where she took 16 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of 5.82.
Possible Playing 11
With Beth Mooney’s unfortunate injury, Australia could look to open up with ODI opener Rachael Haynes. Despite the injuries and absentees in Australia’s squad, they still have a wonderful possible XI on paper.
Australia: 1. Alyssa Healy (wk), 2. Rachael Haynes, 3. Meg Lanning (c), 4. Ellyse Perry, 5. Ashleigh Gardner, 6. Tahlia McGrath, 7. Annabel Sutherland/Nicola Carey, 8. Jess Jonassen, 9. Darcie Brown/Tayla Vlaeminck, 10. Megan Schutt, 11. Alana King
It’s a big series for Amy Jones (if picked), who averages just 10.2 in 10 T20Is vs Australia.
England: 1. Tammy Beaumont, 2. Danielle Wyatt, 3. Heather Knight (c), 4. Nat Sciver, 5. Amy Jones (wk), 6. Sophia Dunkley, 7. Katherine Brunt, 8. Anya Shrubsole, 9. Sophie Ecclestone, 10. Made Villiers/Kate Cross, 11. Sarah Glenn
Adelaide Oval Pitch Report and Weather
Adelaide Oval played host to eight Women’s Big Bash matches in November. The average first innings score was 118.75, with the chasing team winning all the matches.
The chasing team has also enjoyed recent success in the Men’s Big Bash on this ground, winning three of the past four matches.
A hot and sunny day is forecast in Adelaide, with a top of about 35 degrees. The match will be played mostly under lights.
Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time.
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- Wicket-keepers: Alyssa Healy
- Batsmen: Meg Lanning
- All-rounders: Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, Ellyse Perry
- Bowlers: Megan Schutt, Sophie Ecclestone
Both sides have their worries at the moment, but Australia, at home, should start the series with a win.