Pakistan Women vs Bangladesh Women, free match prediction 26 Oct 2019

26 Oct 2019 | 14:30 | Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
126/7 in 20.0 6.30 winner
112/7 in 20.0 5.60

Pakistan Women beat Bangladesh Women by 14 runs

Pakistan Women aim for a strong start against Bangladesh Women!

  • Pakistan women have an excellent record against Bangladesh women in the T20 format.
  • Since October 2018, Bismah Maroof and all-rounder Nida Dar have been standout performers for Pakistan in the T20 format
  • Since October 2018, Opener Sanjida Islam and left-arm spinner Nahida Akter have been standout performers for Bangladesh in the T20 format.

Expect Pakistan women to register a comfortable win in this series opener!

  • Tournament: Pakistan Women vs Bangladesh Women 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Host Pakistan will be looking to get off to a good start when they take on Bangladesh in the opening game of the T20I series at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. Pakistan Captain Bismah Maroof will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show with the bat and ball in this opening fixture. The home side has made changes to their T20I squad and will be looking to field their best combination for this opening game of the T20I series.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will be looking to put up a decent fight against Pakistan in this three-match T20I series. Captain Salma Khatun will be hoping that the premier players can take the responsibility and deliver credible performances in this three-match series.

Teams Preview

Pakistan Women Preview

Pakistan will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball against Bangladesh women in this opening fixture. The big new is that in-form all-rounder Nida Dar is not the part of the T20 squad as she is currently playing for Sydney Thunders in the Women’s Big Bash League. Javeria Rauf, Fatima Sana, Rameen Saeed and Nashra Sandhu have been dropped from the T20I squad after not doing well in the South Africa series. Anam Amin, Nahida Khan, Diana Baig, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Aiman Anwar and Ayesha Zafar have been included in the squad for the three-match T20I series.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on experienced players like Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan and Aliya Riaz to produce decent scores for the side in this game. Captain Bismah Maroof will need to lead from the front with the bat and deliver a notable score for Pakistan women in this opening fixture. Since October 2018, Bismah Maroof has been a leading run-scorer for Pakistan in the T20I format and scored 382 runs in 14 matches at an average of 31.83 with three half-centuries to her name. In the bowling department, off-spinner Sana Mir has topped the bowling charts for Pakistan in the T20 format since October 2018. She has taken 12 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 33.58. Aiman Anwar, Diana Baig and Aliya Riaz will be other prominent bowling options for Pakistan for this opening game of the series.

Pakistan Women Predicted Playing XI:

Bismah Maroof (captain), Javeria Khan, Umaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Aliya Riaz, Sana Mir, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Kainat Imtiaz, Aiman Anwar, Nahida Khan.

Pakistan Women Actual Playing XI:

Diana Baig, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz, Anam Amin, Bismah Maroof, Sadia Iqbal, Kainat Imtiaz, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen, Iram Javed

Bangladesh Women Preview

On the other hand, Bangladesh Women will be looking to do well against Pakistan in this three-match T20I series. In the batting department, the visitors will be relying on the likes of Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana and Ayasha Rahman to do the bulk of the scoring. Sanjida Islam has topped the batting charts for Bangladesh in the T20 format since October. She has accumulated 209 runs in 11 matches at an average of 23.22 with a strike rate of 81.32.

Besides Sanjida, the side will be hoping Nigar Sultana and Ayasha Rahman can produce decent scores in this opening fixture. Middle-order comprising of Rumana Ahmed, wicket-keeper Shamima Sultana and Jahanara Alam will need to produce crucial runs for the side in this opening game of the series. In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Nahida Akter, Salma Khatun and Jahanara Alam to provide crucial breakthroughs. Off-spinner Khadija Tul Kubra has also done well for Bangladesh in this format.

Bangladesh Women Predicted Playing XI:

Salma Khatun (captain), Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana Rumana Ahmed, Ayasha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Jahanara Alam, Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter, Fargana Hoque and Panna Ghosh.

Bangladesh Women Actual Playing XI:

Ayasha Rahman, Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Khadija Tul Kubra, Lata Mondal, Panna Ghosh, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the surface at Gaddafi Stadium generally favors the batsman. The quick bowlers will need to bowl in the right areas to get wickets. The weather forecast for the game on Saturday is going to sunny intervals with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore is all set to host the opening T20I game between Pakistan women and Bangladesh women on Sunday. Pakistan have an excellent head-to-head record against Bangladesh in the T20 format.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put a competitive total on the board. It will be difficult to chase down runs as it might get slow and low in the second half of the game.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both squads, Pakistan women will be favorites to their opening game against Bangladesh women. Pakistan Women will have a big advantage as they are playing in their home conditions.

Expect Pakistan women to register a comfortable win in this series opener!

Author: Shoaib Z.