We didn’t lose a single over because of rain and the sun was out! The wonderful Ian Smith is commenting on my telebox and he says it’s a beautiful day now. Smith says that Wellington’s pitch is the fastest and bouncy pitch of this World Cup. But that means the ball hits the bat and big totals are possible. I like everything!
West Indies XI: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Kissia Knight, Stephanie Taylor (C), Shemaine Campbell (WK), Chadian Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Allene, Karishma Ramharack, Shakira Selman, Shamilia Connell.
Karishma Ramharak and Anissa Mohammad are on the bench.
Here are Australians. Jess Jonassen is back, Annabel Sutherland too. Darcy Brown and AJ Wellington missed.
West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first!
Stephanie Taylor correctly calls Under Cloudy Skies. The teams are coming!
As players in Wellington keep warm by throwing various circular objects, why not read Raf Nicholson’s report of England’s third defeat at the hands of the Proteas in the tournament last night/this morning. It’s not looking so good for Heather Knight and co.
Gah! where did the sun go? It has rained a bit in Wellington and there is news Toss is pushed back half an hour, The good news is that it is not raining right now and the forecast is very clear. Although it looks cool. A double jumper day by the looks of it. I think smog is sitting here, pretty much in the Northern Hemisphere and a lot in my slippers. About,
Hello and welcome to Basin Reserve in Wellington (via A Couch in South London) for this OBO of Australia vs West Indies. it 14th Match of what is proving to be an exciting 2022 Women’s World Cup. The big question is, will anyone be able to stop the Australian team?
Meg Lanning’s team has outperformed all players in this format for the past few years and has three out of three players in the tournament so far, sitting satisfactorily at the top of the table, while those at the bottom are battling it out .
Stafanie Taylor’s West Indies team has certainly had their moments in this World Cup so far and after watching New Zealand and England closely squeaker™ They went into Saturday’s match with India full of beans. Centuries and a sneaky batting collapse from Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana brought them back with a collision to be well and truly impressed by India. Deandra Dottin’s blistering 46-ball 62 was the only real high point of their reaction and the Windies will need their leading all-rounder to step up against the formidable Aussies today if they are to snatch points and find themselves as real contenders. to be declared in Crown.
Dotin has already dominated the tournament; Runs, finishing of the last over and great diving form the bulk of his performance portfolio so far. Fingers crossed for the same pyrotechnics over the next few hours.
Jim here with the call for the first act. I’ll be back shortly with news of the teams and the toss, we’ll be running at 11/9am AEDT/10pm GMT local.
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