Cooper Associates County, Taunton – Pitch Report

Average First Innings Score at Taunton in WODIs: 244

Batting First vs Batting Second at Taunton in WODIs: Win Bat 1st - 20%, Win Bat 2nd - 80%

ENG-AUS Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at the venue: Tammy Beaumont(1), Beth Mooney(4), Heather Knight(8)

ENG-AUS Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at the venue: Kate Cross(5)

Pitch Report: Spinners have had more success at Taunton in Women's ODIs and that fact will be aided with a dry surface during a Day game. At the same time, there has been good scores at this ground, so expect the batters to play an important role as well.

Predicted Playing XI - England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), 3rd ODI, Women's Ashes Series 2023

England: Sophia Dunkley, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight©, Nat Sciver Brunt, Alice Capsey, Danni Wyatt, Amy Jones(wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell

Australia: Alyssa Healy(wk), Phoebe Lirchfield, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt

England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), 3rd ODI – Stat Box


Numbers of ENG players in WODIs at Taunton

Tammy Beaumont: 190 Runs, 95 Avg, 1 100s, 3 Innings

Heather Knight: 104 Runs, 52 Avg, 1 50S, 3 Innings

Sophia Dunkley: 74

Nat Sciver: Bat - 66, 48, 19

Amy Jones: 28

Kate Cross: 5w, 1w

Sophie Ecclestone: 3w


Numbers of AUS players in WODIs at Taunton

Ellyse Perry: Bat - 78, 55, 5; Bowl - 2w, 1w, 1w

Alyssa Healy: 29

Jess Jonassen: 2w, 0w

Beth Mooney: 53, 70

England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS) – Fantasy Notes

Points to consider

  • Base Team picks: Tammy Beaumont, Beth Mooney, Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Ecclestone
  • Tammy Beaumont is suited for the longer format where batters get time to take time and accumulate runs. She has the ability to play a long inning at the top of the order which she has shown in this series. She returns to Taunton, which is also her home ground, where she also has a very good record. She can be a good differential VC in your team.
  • A batter of a similar mould from Australia is Beth Mooney and she has scored half centuries in both her ODIs at Taunton. She is a very reliable fantasy pick in your team whom you can also consider as one of your differential C/VC picks.
  • Sophia Dunkley has been trying to play aggressively from her first ball at the crease. This format requires patience at the top of the order, especially in conditions where it is tricky for batters in the initial overs. Even though she had two failures in the ODI series with that approach, you can try her as a punt pick because if she gets off to a good start, she can score big. She is selected in only 7% of the teams.
  • Similarly young Australian opener, Phoebe Litchfield is picked in very few teams and she has the potential to play a long inning at the top of the order along with Mooney. She is particularly a good pick if she is batting second as the chasing team have won a majority of their games at Taunton.
  • With spin expected to play a key role at this ground, there is a good opportunity for you to pick a couple of differential spinners who are ignored in many teams. Alana King (34%), Sarah Glenn (12%), Jess Jonassen (27%), and Georgia Wareham can be backed in your teams at Taunton especially as they will bowl in the middle overs, by which team the pitch would have slowed down.

Fantasy XI

WK: Beth Mooney

BAT: Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield

AR: Nat Sciver, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner

BOWL: Sophie Ecclestone, Alana King, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt

C/VC: Ashleigh Gardner, Nat Sciver

C/VC Alternatives: Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone

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