England vs Australia, Women’s Ashes, 1st ODI Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Following enthralling action in Test and T20Is, England and Australia women will lock horns in the first of three ODIs at County Ground in Bristol on July 12. Leading the women’s Ashes by six points to four, Australia head into the match as favourites with the odds of 11/20 (1.55). The home side England have 13/10 (2.30) odds of winning this encounter.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • England vs Australia, Women’s Ashes, 1st ODI
  • July 12, 2023 – 12 PM GMT
  • County Ground, Bristol

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Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

County Ground in Bristol is a very good venue for batting. It has hosted a total of 13 women’s ODIs with the average first innings score of 247. The highest team total at the ground was 373 by England women. The team batting first has enjoyed success here, winning nine out of 13 WODIs.

The weather could play a spoil-sport in this game as Bristol could witness a couple of showers in the afternoon. There’s over a 60% chance of precipitation with the temperature hovering around 18-22 degrees.

England Women vs Australia Women Prediction

Australia have lost only one ODI in their last 42 appearances. England have improved as a side quite a bit and they showed it in the T20I series. However, Australia are a formidable side in the fifty-over format and unlike T20Is, they will have more time here to control the game. Expect Australia women to win this match.

Top Run-scorer

Nat Sciver-Brunt has scored 446 runs in her last six ODI innings at an average of 89 while striking at 118. Back Sciver-Brunt to be England’s top batter at 3/1 (4.00). Beth Mooney has struck 471 runs in the last 10 games at 94 average and 105 strike rate. Bet on Mooney to be Australia’s top batter at 9/4 (3.25).

Our Prediction: Nat Sciver-Brunt to be England’s top run-scorer at 3/1 (4.00).

Top Wicket-taker

Sophie Ecclestone was magnificent in the T20I series and has a stellar record in ODIs. She has 87 wickets in ODIs at 21.26 runs apiece. Bet on Ecclestone to be England’s top bowler at 5/2 (3.50). Jess Jonassen has 135 wickets in the format at a superb 19.54. Bet on Jonassen to be Australia’s best bowler at 4/1 (5.00).

Our Prediction: Sophie Ecclestone to be England’s top wicket-taker at 5/2 (3.50).

Player of the Match

Beth Mooney averages 52 in the fifty-over format, having scored 1942 runs at 88 strike rate with three hundreds. Mooney is a good bet to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00). Other top betting options include Nat Sciver-Brunt, Alyssa Healy and Sophie Ecclestone.

Our Prediction: Beth Mooney to be the player of the Match at 8/1 (9.00) odds.

England Women vs Australia Women, 1st ODI Preview

Australia women are leading the women’s Ashes by 6-4 points. Two crucial points will be on the line when the two rivals face off in the first ODI on Wednesday.


England women managed to keep the Ashes alive with a historic T20I series victory, being the first team to beat Australia since 2017. The task in front of them is hard as they need to win all three ODIs to regain the Ashes.

England could go with Tammy Beaumont and Sophia Dunkley at the top with Danni Wyatt batting down the order. Lauren Bell, Kate Cross and Issy Wong are likely to form the pace unit.

Squad: Tammy Beaumont, Sophia Dunkley, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones (wk), Danni Wyatt, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Issy Wong, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell


Australia would be desperate to get back to winning ways after back to back T20I losses. In ODI cricket, the world champions haven’t lost in their last 15 matches. Last time these two teams met was in the WC final, where Australia came out on top by 71 runs.

It will be interesting to see with whom Australia fill Meg Lanning’s spot, with Phoebe Litchfield and Grace Harris in contention. Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown and all-rounders will form the pace attack.

Squad: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy (c/wk), Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

How to Watch the Women’s Ashes in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The UK viewers will have an option to witness the Women’s Ashes on Sky Sports Cricket. For online streaming, you can head over to the Sky Go application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)


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