Australia will lock horns with Barbados in the sixth match of Commonwealth Games 2022 on Sunday (July 31) at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Both teams have made a winning start to their campaign and will hope to keep the winning run going. The team who win this tie to inch one step closer to the semi-finals.
Australia were under the pump in the first game against India. Chasing 155, they were reduced to 49/5 with the top order back in the hut without any significant contributions. However, Ashleigh Gardner and Grace Harris led a fight back to take the team home. The Australia will look to come out as a team in their game against Barbados.
Barbados, on the other hand, secured a rather convincing win against Pakistan. Led by Hayley Matthews, they played as a unit to finish on top. Barbados will hope to keep the momentum going against Australia.
Match 6: Barbados Women vs Australia Women
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: July 31, at 10:30 PM IST and 06:00 PM Local
The pitch has assisted the batters throughout the whole duration of the fixture. A total of 150 will be a strong total for any of the teams batting first at this venue.
Predicted Playing XI
Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.
Barbados: Hayley Matthews (c), Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight (wk), Kyshona Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Aaliyah Williams, Shanika Bruce.
Australia vs Barbados – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Kycia Knight (c), Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning (vc), Kyshona Knight, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Mathews, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Garnder, Shamila Connell, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt.
Fantasy Team 2: Kycia Knight, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Kyshona Knight, Deandra Dottin, Beth Mooney, Hayley Mathews (c), Grace Harris, Shamila Connell, Jess Jonassen (vc), Alana King.