Pakistan women face an uphill battle against England women at Canberra!
England Women to beat Pakistan Women!
|New Zealand Women||2||1||1||0||0||2||0.429|
|Sri Lanka Women||2||0||2||0||0||0||-0.609|
England women and Pakistan women will lock horns in the 12th match of ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020 at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday.
Captain Heather Knight led from the front with the bat so far in this competition. In their last outing, England women registered a 98-run win over Thailand women at Canberra, courtesy blistering century from Heather Knight. England will be hoping to build on their performance and keep their winning momentum going against Pakistan women.
On the other hand, Pakistan women started their campaign on a winning note this time around. The side beat West Indies women by eight wickets, courtesy splendid performances from Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof and Diana Baig. With this result, Pakistan will need to maintain their focus and intensity when they take on formidable unit like England.
Inaugural World T20 Champions made a strong comeback in their game played against Thailand women. The side managed to post a competitive score of 176 runs in their allotted 20 overs, courtesy splendid batting performances from Captain Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver. Captain Heather Knight has led the side well in the games played so far in the competition.
The standout performer for the winning side was Heather Knight who played a special knock of 108 not out off 66 balls with the help of 13 fours and 4 sixes. Knight notched up his maiden ton in the T20 format. She was well supported by all-rounder Natalie Sciver, who scored 59 runs off 52 balls with the help of eight boundaries. Heather Knight is currently the leading run-scorer so far in the T20 World Cup with 114 runs at a strike rate of 142.50. She will be keen to continue her rich vein of form with the bat in this contest.
The big cause of concern for England women will be a lack of runs from the opening pair of Amy Ellen Jones and Danielle Wyatt. The team management will be hoping that the side can contribute with decent scores in this game.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on new-ball pair of Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt to make crucial breakthroughs in the initial Powerplay overs. In the previous game, Anya Shrubsole was the standout bowler for the side and claimed three wickets. Natalie Sciver also picked up two wickets in his two overs.
Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Glenn
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Sarah Glenn, Danielle Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Winfield, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt
Bismah Maroof-led unit delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat West Indies Women in their opening game. The side will not make any changes for the game against England.
Bowlers put in an excellent performance to restrict West Indies' side to a below-par score. Medium-pacer Diana Baig produced a probing spell with new-ball to see West Indies lose their three wickets with just 28 runs on the board. Leah Ann Kirby failed to capitalize on her good start and scored 16 runs off 11 balls with the help of three boundaries.
Captain Stafanie Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle led the fightback for West Indies but spinners Anam Amin and Nida Dar did not allow them to get any easy runs. Off-spinner Nida Dar and medium-pacer Aiman Anwar claimed two wickets each.
Chasing 125 runs to win, Pakistani openers Muneeba Ali and Javeria Khan got the side off to an excellent start and put on a 58-run partnership. Javeria Khan was the standout performer for the side and smashed 37 runs off 28 balls with the help of six boundaries. She was well supported by Muneeba Ali, who chipped in with 25 runs off 26 balls with the help of three fours.
Captain Bismah Maroof once again produced splendid innings for the side and put on an unbeaten 50-run partnership with Nida Dar. Bismah played well and scored 38 not out off 37 balls with the help of four boundaries, whereas Nida scored 18 runs off 20 balls with the help of one four.
Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Iram Javed, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Aiman Anwer, Diana Baig, Anam Amin
Diana Baig, Aliya Riaz, Javeria Khan, Aiman Anwer, Bismah Maroof, Muneeba Ali, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Sidra Nawaz
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||26||0 mm.||1.46 k/h||From: E||49%|
|03h||29||0 mm.||1.66 k/h||From: NE||39%|
|06h||27||0 mm.||2 k/h||From: N||55%|
|09h||15||0 mm.||0.98 k/h||From: ENE||92%|
|12h||12||0 mm.||1.23 k/h||From: NE||78%|
|15h||12||0 mm.||0.91 k/h||From: NNE||96%|
|18h||12||0 mm.||1.44 k/h||From: NNE||98%|
|21h||12||0 mm.||0.85 k/h||From: NNW||65%|
The wicket is going to be excellent for batting. The bowlers will need to find the right lengths to get wickets on this surface. The weather forecast for the game is going to be bright and sunny.
Manuka Oval in Canberra is going to host the 12th match of ICC Womens T20 World Cup between England women and Pakistan women. England women have won 12 out of 13 T20I matches played against Pakistan women.
The side that wins the toss will be looking to bat first and post a competitive score on the board. Average score at this venue is around 130 to 140 runs.
Based on the recent meeting between the two teams, England Women will be firm favorites to win their game against Pakistan Women. With Heather Knight in scintillating form with the bat, England will be expected to produce a strong batting display against Pakistan.
England Women to beat Pakistan Women!