IRE W vs AUS W – 1st ODI Prediction 23 Jul 2023
Ireland Women vs Australia Women ODI Series
- Date: 2023-07-23
- Start Time: 11:00
- Location: Castle Avenue, Dublin
- Tournament: Ireland Women vs Australia Women ODI Series
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The upcoming first ODI between Ireland Women and Australia Women is set to happen at Castle Avenue, Dublin, on July 23.
- This series will mark the first standalone ODI contest between these two teams since 2005, where Australia emerged victorious with an impressive margin of 240 runs.
- The hosts will be eager to show improved performance this time around and put up a strong fight against the formidable visitors.
- On the other hand, Australia Women, coming off a Women’s Ashes victory against England, will be aiming to continue their dominance in the format.
IRE W vs AUS W – 1st ODI – Venue Details
Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin
Date: July 23rd 2023
Time: 11:00 (local)
IRE W vs AUS W – 1st ODI – Team Previews
Ireland Women’s recent T20I series against West Indies ended in disappointment as they were whitewashed 3-0. Their batting struggled, with only Lewis and Delaney providing some resistance, while their bowling lacked effectiveness and proved expensive. To be competitive against Australia, they will need significant improvements in all aspects of their game.
For Ireland Women, the key players to watch with the bat and ball will be Lewis and Murray, respectively. Lewis holds the distinction of being Ireland’s leading run-scorer in ODIs, amassing 1,256 runs at an average of 31. She was also the top scorer in the West Indies T20I series, scoring 188 runs at an impressive average of 62.
Murray, on the other hand, is the leading wicket-taker for Ireland in ODIs, having taken 75 wickets at an average of 37.60. Her bowling skills will be vital for Ireland’s chances, especially after her successful performance as the top wicket-taker in the West Indies T20I series, claiming three wickets.
With Lewis and Murray in form and leading the charge, Ireland Women will be hopeful of putting up a strong challenge against Australia in the upcoming ODI series. However, they will need collective efforts from the team to make a significant impact against the strong Australian side.
Despite retaining the Ashes, Australia had a somewhat disappointing campaign overall, as they failed to win it outright. Losing two of the three ODIs in the series and two T20Is after winning the one-off Test highlighted their inconsistent performance. Their batting lacked stability, with Perry and Mooney being the standout performers, while their bowling struggled with both penetration and discipline.
Australia Women will heavily rely on the expertise of Perry and Mooney with the bat. Perry is undeniably one of the world’s best all-rounders. She demonstrated her prowess during the Ashes series, emerging as the top scorer with 185 runs at an average of 61.66. Mooney, on the other hand, is another prolific run-getter for Australia, maintaining an impressive ODI average of 53.10.
Australia’s chances of success in the upcoming ODI series against Ireland will heavily depend on the performances of Perry and Mooney, as they look to find more stability in their batting lineup and address their bowling issues. With these two key players in top form, Australia will aim to bounce back strongly and put on a dominant display in the series.
IRE W vs AUS W – 1st ODI – Probable Playing XI’s
Ireland Women: R Stokell, A Hunter (wk), G Lewis, O Prendergast, A Kelly, L Delany (Cap), L Paul, A Maguire, C Murray, Ava Canning, G Dempsey
Australia Women: B Mooney, P Litchfield, T McGrath, G Harris, E Perry, Ash Gardner, A King, AL Healy (C), A Sutherland, J Jonassen, G Wareham
IRE W vs AUS W – 1st ODI – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Castle Avenue is anticipated to offer more assistance to bowlers, particularly spinners, making it a challenging venue for batters. The sluggish outfield will add to the difficulty of scoring boundaries. In the context of ODIs, the average first-innings score at this ground stands at 191.
IRE W vs AUS W – 1st ODI – Win Prediction
Australia Women are the clear favourites to win this match. They have a stronger batting line-up, a more balanced bowling attack, and more experience than Ireland Women. They also have a psychological edge over their opponents, having won all their previous encounters by big margins.