On Sunday, July 16, England and Australia will face off in the second ODI of the three-match Women’s Ashes 2023 series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. After forfeiting the one-off Test, England has gone on a winning streak, winning the past two T20Is to clinch the series and the first ODI en route to a 1-0 lead. England made history by completing their best successful chase of 264 in the first ODI.
With a hit of 75* (86) in 48.1 overs, skipper Heather Knight spearheaded from the front and aided her side chase down the target. England must win both remaining matches to reclaim the Ashes, while Australia is only one win away from reclaiming it after winning it in the last iteration in 2022. With the prized urn on the line, both teams will be keen to give it their all in the second ODI.
Ashes 2023: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where to Watch
Date & Time: July 16, Sunday, 03.30 pm IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv
Ashes 2023: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI – Pitch Report, Weather Forecast
There have been two ODIs held at the venue, with teams chasing winning on both occasions. The average first innings score batting first at the site is 161, with England against India chasing a 193-run target in 2006.
However, with a game being played at the site after 17 years, both teams would be ignorant of the circumstances. As a result, the team who wins the toss is inclined to bowl first.
Throughout the game, there will be a 40 to 50 percent chance of downpours. With a gusty breeze blowing, the weather will be exquisite.
Ashes 2023: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI – Key Players
Danni Wyatt: Danni Wyatt is a prominent striker with an aggressive attitude towards the game who is proficient at scoring early on. She is well-known for her propensity to hit decisively and with a wide range of shots. Because of the attributes noted prior to this, she is an excellent preference for being a key player in the game.
Nat Sciver-Brunt: The 30-year-old veteran batted well in the first ODI, scoring 31 (41) but failing to lead her team to victory. Brunt will be hungry to hit a big run in the second ODI after failing to make an impact with the bat thus far in the series.
Ashleigh Gardner: With 17 wickets at an average of 17.29, the all-rounder is the tour’s highest wicket-taker. She was the pick of Australia’s bowlers in the opening ODI, taking 3/42 in ten overs. Gardner will bring her A game to the plate once more with the series on the line and scoop her team to the triumph.
Ellyse Perry: Ellyse Perry is another Australia team all-rounder who routinely performs against England. Perry has 905 runs and an amazing average of 43.09 against the hosts. She has also taken 40 wickets. She scored 41 runs and grabbed a wicket in the previous game.
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Ashes 2023: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI – Probable Playing XIs
England: Sophia Dunkley, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Alice Capsey, Danni Wyatt, Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell
Australia: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Ashes 2023: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI – Squad
England: Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt (vc), Tammy Beaumont (wk), Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wk), Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt
Australia: Alyssa Healy (c & wk), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney (wk), Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
Ashes 2023: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeepers: Alyssa Healy
Batters: Danni Wyatt, Heather Knight, Beth Mooney, Tammy Beaumont
All-rounders: Nat Sciver Brunt, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Alice Capsey
Bowlers: Jess Jonassen, Sophie Ecclestone