Australia Women are favorites to win
Australia Women will take on West Indies Women at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane in Match 3 of the WT20I Series. This match gets underway at 18:05 local time on Thursday 5th October, 2023.
This pitch will offer some assistance for the bowlers and will be a little slower than what we saw at the North Sydney Oval earlier in the series.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Australia vs West Indies Women 3rd T20
Alyssa Healy’s side will be desperate to get back to winning ways after being beaten by West Indies Women for the first time in a WT20I since 2016 on Monday. Their batters have performed well in the series but it is their bowlers who have room for improvement ahead of this match.
Ellyse Perry struck 70 runs from 46 balls in the second WT20I but the undoubted star for Australia Women was Phoebe Litchfield who hit 52 not out from 19 balls from number six. Skipper Healy will be keen to contribute in Brisbane after making a golden duck on Monday.
There is no doubt that Australia Women’s bowlers have been disappointing so far in the series. With a run-out in the first game and only 3 wickets taken on Monday, Australia Women come into this WT20I having picked up 5 wickets from their bowlers. We can expect the quick bowlers to get more movement from this pitch.
Australia Women have now lost three of their last four T20Is with defeats against West Indies Women and England Women.
Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Phoebe Litchfield, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
After top scoring in both games and returning the best bowling figures in both matches, captain Hayley Matthews has been far and away the star player in this series. If she can produce a top level performance again in this game then the unthinkable of West Indies Women winning the series could be a possibility.
With scores of 99 not out in the opening WT20I and 132 runs from 64 balls on Monday, West Indies Women will be looking to their skipper Matthews to contribute the bulk of the runs again in this match. Stafanie Taylor also arrives in Brisbane full of confidence after hitting 59 runs from 41 balls in the last game.
Matthews picked up 3-36 from 4 overs in the second WT20I and was well backed up by Shamilia Connell (2-35) and fellow opening bowler Chinelle Henry (1-23). West Indies Women do lack depth in their bowling and that could be crucial in this deciding game.
West Indies Women were brilliant with both bat and ball in their unexpected win on Monday.
Hayley Matthews (c), Shabika Gajnabi, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams (wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Zaida James, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack
The win for West Indies Women on Monday was a big shock to world cricket and showed just how much of an all time great player Hayley Matthews is. She will be crucial to the result on Thursday and we expect more runs and wickets from her. However, overall, we are predicting Australia to respond to the defeat and to win this match.
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