Australia to face England in women’s tri-series final today

Vastavam web: Entering the final on the back of some dominating performances, Australia will fancy their chances when they take on England in the title clash of the women’s T20 tri-series here today.The task gets even more difficult for England as they are coming off back-to-back reverses.England were outclassed by both Australia and India in their last two league games. Their players need to erase those memories as they get ready to take the field tomorrow.

If England are to do well in batting, then their in-form opener Danielle Wyatt will have to again score heavily.Sciver and Beaumont have been among the runs and they will have to see that they don’t play reckless shots and throw their wickets away. Others such as Amy Jones, too, need to chip in and her role will also be crucial.Yesterday, the English batters struggled to play against the Indian spinners and they will have to be cautious in their approach against the Australian tweakers, especially Jess Jonassen.

On the bowling front, left-arm pacer Katie George, Tash Farrant and the experienced Jenny Gunn will have to keep the Australian batters at bay.Lanning, who struggled earlier, got some runs under her belt against England in their league game, and would like to continue from where she had left.Their pacer Megan Schutt has been in terrific form and if Australia are to restrict the English women, then Schutt would have to produce another stellar performance. And she would expect support from medium-pacer Delisaa Kimmince, spinners Ashleigh Gardner and Jonassen.