West Indies Women will take on Pakistan Women at Seddon Park in Hamilton in the 20th match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.
Pakistan, led by Bismah Maroof, are all but out of the competition. Having lost all four of their matches, they are sitting at the bottom of the points table with a net run rate of -0.996.
Pakistan will go into the game after a nine-run loss at the hands of Bangladesh on March 14. After opting to bowl, they restricted the Tigresses to 234 for the loss of seven wickets. Nashra Sandhu picked up three wickets for 41 runs. From there on, opening batter Sidra Ameen scored a century, but her knock went in vain as Pakistan ended with 225 for nine.
West Indies, led by Stafanie Taylor, meanwhile, survived a massive scare against Bangladesh on March 18. Although they won the game by four runs, the Caribbean team will be looking to improve in certain areas.
After being put in to bat first, West Indies were restricted to 140 for nine. Barring Shemaine Campbelle, who scored an unbeaten 53, none of the other batters performed. Thereafter, Hayley Matthews picked up four wickets and restricted Bangladesh. Afy Fletcher and skipper Taylor also accounted for three scalps each.
WEST INDIES WOMEN
West Indies’ side is again the favorite of this game. The side is currently in the third position on the points table with three wins in five games. If they manage to win this one then they will go one step ahead to book a place at the top four.
In the last game, Hayley Matthews again led the side to victory and this time with the ball in her hand. The good sign for the side is that their skipper, Taylor is back in her old form as she scores runs in every game.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Women’s team has suffered back-to-back four defeats in the tournament. Although captain Bismah scored runs the team can’t resist their losses on a regular basis. However, there is nothing to lose for the side as they have already been out of the competition. This is the high time for the side to grab their first victory as well as push the West Indies side backward with a win here at Seddon Park.
WEST INDIES WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN MATCH DETAILS:
Match: West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women, Match 20, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date and Time: March 21, 2022, Monday, 06:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
WEST INDIES WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Seddon Park has been a decent one for batting thus far. But spinners are most likely to come into play as the game progresses. Batting first and putting runs on the board should be the way forward for both teams.
WEST INDIES WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN WEATHER FORECAST
There is a chance of heavy rain from 3 AM to 1 PM, which could lead to delays. Even during match time, there is a 20 percent chance of rain. The temperature will be around the 21-degree Celsius mark.
WEST INDIES WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN PROBABLE XI
WEST INDIES WOMEN
Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Rashada Williams, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chaldean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Shamilia Connell
Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH: DEANDRA DOTTIN
Deandra Dottin has not been at her best in the last two games and she will be desperate to score runs. The 30-year-old started well against India in a big run chase with a 46-ball 62 and has played some handy knocks already in the tournament. Dottin has already won a game for the West Indies with a brilliant final over with the ball and the time has come for her to step up with the bat this time.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH: HAYLEY MATTHEWS
Hayley Matthews went through an outstanding spell of bowling in the previous game against Bangladesh, which helped her side to a nail-biting victory. The all-rounder tops the chart for the most wickets in the Women’s World Cup so far with 10 wickets to her name and is likely to add some more in the upcoming fixture against Pakistan.
WEST INDIES WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN MATCH PREDICTION
West Indies have beaten Pakistan in 24 out of 33 matches in WODIs. At neutral venues, the Caribbean team has a 7-3 win-loss record against the Women in Green.
West Indies have won two out of their three World Cup games. They also looked jittery in their batting department last time around.
The team batting first should be able to come up with trumps.