Welcome to the primary ODI between New Zealand and Australia from the at all times beautiful Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui. Had the world been a unique place during the last yr, this is able to have been a floor the place each groups featured within the World Cup earlier in 2021, however as an alternative we have now to attend till early 2022 for that after it delayed due to Covid problems. It makes these 50-over hit-outs all of the extra necessary as each groups construct to that main occasion.
Within the rapid time period, there’s one other landmark in thoughts for the Australians: if they will recover from the road right this moment, will probably be their twenty second ODI triumph on the bounce, essentially the most ever. They at present are degree with Ricky Ponting’s 2003 group on 21 victories. It’s much more particular that this run began again in 2018 for Meg Lanning’s fees.
In fact, it was the White Ferns who they most just lately whitewashed on this format, three-zip in Brisbane in October. Between occasions, India’s go to didn’t occur so that they’ve solely been capable of prove within the inexperienced and gold once more in opposition to New Zealand in T20s ending on Wednesday, that sequence break up one-all with a washout.
Will probably be Amy Satterthwaite in cost for the hosts, standing in as skipper for Sophie Devine who’s resting after reportedly lacking the ultimate two T20s due exhaustion. As for Australia, they’re a mannequin of consistency on the choice desk. What will likely be of curiosity when the coin goes up is whether or not fast Darcie Brown will get picked for an ODI debut after making her bow within the T20s. We’ll discover out shortly!