Australia defeated New Zealand by 97 runs in their first match, while Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka.
On Tuesday, Australia Women (AUS-W) will face Bangladesh Women (BAN-W) in the eighth match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth (February 14). Australia, the five-time champion, got the tournament started with a 97-run victory over New Zealand. Alyssa Healy’s 55 off 38 balls contributed to their 173/9 total while batting first. The White Ferns were then bowled out for 76 runs in 14 overs by Megan Schutt, who bowled her career-best spell of 5/12 with big wickets of Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh began their World Cup campaign with a heartbreaking seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in Group A. Sobhana Mostary led the way with 29 runs, while captain Nigar Sultana added 28 to help Bangladesh score 126/8 while batting first. Despite Marufa Akter’s three wickets for 23, Sri Lanka managed to reach the target with 10 balls to spare.
AUS-W vs BAN-W Match Details:
Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women, Match 8, Women’s T20 World Cup
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Date & Time: February 14, 10:30 PM IST
The pitch at St George’s Park is well-balanced. The average first innings score at the venue in T20s is 151, and this will be the tournament’s first match here. With a new ball, pace bowlers can expect some seam and bounce. If Australia bats first, they are expected to post a large total.
AUS-W vs BAN-W Probable Playing XIs:
Australia Women (AUS-W):
Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Bangladesh Women (BAN-W):
Shamima Sultana (WK), Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (C), Lata Mondal, Shorna Akter, Ritu Moni, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam, Marufa Akter
Match Prediction: Australia Women will win the match.