Women’s T20 series: Australia vs New Zealand- fixtures, squads, tickets, venues, coverage
The Women’s T20 series between Australia and New Zealand will kick-off the Australian summer of cricket, while it will also launch Macquarie Sports Radio’s coverage for 2018.
It’s set to be a huge summer with the likes of the White Ferns touring our shores as well as India, Sri Lanka and the Proteas in the men’s arena.
All eyes will be on the return of the Australian captain Meg Lanning after she spent several months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.
Macquarie Sports Radio will have an all-star commentary line-up including the likes of Darren Lehmann, Ian Chappell, Sarah Aley and Mike Hussey to bring you ball-by-ball coverage this Summer.
FIXTURES- When is it and where is it?
First T20: Australia vs New Zealand, North Sydney Oval, September 29, 7.10pm
Second T20: Australia vs New Zealand, Allan Border Field, Brisbane, October 1, 2.10pm
Third T20: Australia vs New Zealand, Manuka Oval, Canberra, October 5, 7.20pm
COVERAGE- How to watch or listen?
MACQUARIE SPORTS RADIO will have ball-by-ball coverage of all three T20 Internationals. Listeners can tune in on air across Sydney 954 AM, Melbourne 178 AM, Brisbane 882 AM, Perth on DAB+ and online via sportsradio.com.au or through the mobile app.
Fox Cricket and Channel Seven will provide full coverage of the three matches, while every ball will also will be streamed live on cricket.com.au or through the Cricket Australia Live app.
GETTING THERE- How to buy tickets?
Tickets start at just $15 for Adults, while it will be free entry for kids, that’s right you heard it correctly, FREE for the little ones.
SQUADS- How will they line-up?
AUSTRALIA: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.
NEW ZEALAND: Amy Satterthwaite (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Sophie Devine, Kate Ebrahim, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Watkin.
GAME BREAKERS- Who to watch out for?
AUSTRALIA: Meg Lanning- There’s no doubting the Australian captain’s freakish talent across all forms of the Women’s game. Lanning – who will make her long awaited return from a shoulder injury will likely bat at three for the Southern Stars. The 26-year-old is one of only a number of female cricketers to score over 2000 runs in the short form of the game, currently averaging 34.5 at a strike rate of just under 119. If she gets going, look out!
NEW ZEALAND: Amy Satterthwaite has just taken over the captaincy for the White Ferns and will be looking to make her mark with a big Trans-Tasman series victory. The 31-year-old all-rounder is a key part of the middle order for the tourists averaging 21 with the bat, while she has also picked up a handy 23 wickets for her team.