Australia Women go up against New Zealand Women in Semi-final of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday, August 6, at Edgbaston, Birmingham from 10:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Australia have won all their matches in the tournament so far. The Southern Stars beat Pakistan Women by 44 runs in their last game. Tahlia McGrath scored 78 of 51 balls while Beth Mooney finished with a 69-ball 70 as the Aussies posted 162 for 6. Pakistan were restricted to 116 for 8 in their chase thanks to McGrath's 3 for13 with the ball. Australia is currently ranked first in the ICC Women's T20 Team Rankings.
The New Zealand women’s cricket team lost to England Women by seven wickets in their last group match. The Kiwis could manage only 71 for 9 in their first innings. Maddy Green was the top-scorer for the Kiwis with a 24-ball 19. Amelia Kerr picked two wickets for the White Ferns as England chased the target down in 11.4 overs.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Australia Women: 1.22, New Zealand Women: 4.20
Bet365 odds: Australia Women: 1.16, New Zealand Women: 5.00
Betwinner odds: Australia Women: 1.172, New Zealand Women: 5.00
10CRIC odds: Australia Women: 1.17, New Zealand Women: 3.73
Betway odds: Australia Women: 1.20, New Zealand Women: 4.00
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women head-to-head
The Australian women’s cricket team have the edge in this head-to-head, winning 25 of the 48 matches against New Zealand Women in this format. The Kiwis have won 22 while one game ended without a result.
The last T20 fixture between New Zealand and Australia was abandoned.
New Zealand beat Australia by four wickets in their last completed match in WT20Is.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women probable playing XI
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy (wicket-keeper), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (captain), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardener, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.
New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Maddy Green, Georgia Ellen Plimmer, Izzy Gaze (wicket-keeper), Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jones.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women top picks
Australia Women: Tahlia McGrath will be the player to watch out for from the Southern Stars. The all-rounder has scored 339 runs in six innings in WT20Is at an average of 169.50. McGrath has a strike rate of 156.22 in the shortest format. The 28-year-old has also picked 10 wickets at an economy of 6.47
New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates will be the top pick from the Kiwis. The right-handed batter has scored 3,511 runs at an average of 30.26 in WT20Is. The 34-year-old has also scored 22 half-centuries and one century while also picking up 50 wickets with the ball.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women Commonwealth Games 2022 Semi-final prediction
Australia have a slight edge going into the game against New Zealand Women and are currently favourites to win the gold medal.
New Zealand has also had a fair share of success against the Southern Stars but will be the underdogs in this match. The Kiwis have all the firepower needed to beat a strong side like Australia.
Australia Women vs New Zealand Women Commonwealth Games Semi-final 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 25°C
Wind: 10 km/h