Will Pakistan get a win over England?
England Women will win the match!
England Women won the T20I series by 2-0 margin after the final match was washed away due to rain. England Women will look to continue their dominant form over the Pakistan team in the T20I format too.
England is No.2 ranked team in the T20Is and playing some impressive brand of cricket in the shortest format especially. Pakistan will be dejected with the manner of the losses as they were outshined by England easily in the ODIs. They will hope the change of format will bring change in fortune for them.
Pakistan is lagging behind at No.7 position in ICC T20I ratings and a win in this series will give them a surge ahead in the points table.
Pakistan team did not bat well against the England team in the ODIs. Skipper Bismah Maroof came up with a couple of fighting 50+ knocks but was not enough to trouble the chase. Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan put on 96-run opening partnership in the final ODI match before their middle order collapsed to 145/8. Iram Jayed and Ayesha Zafar will strengthen the batting lineup in the T20Is. Pakistan never really troubled the England team in ODIs.
Pakistan took just 4 wickets before 40 over-mark in both the ODIs combined (total 8 wickets). Experienced players such as Nida Dar, Anam Amin, and Diana Baig must come up with good performances to stop the England line-up.
Bismah Mahroof – Skipper Bismah Mahroof ends the ODI series as top scorer with 140 runs but was not enough to get a win. She will look to continue her good performances in the T20I matches too.
Anam Amin – Anam Amin did not bowl in the ODIs but she will be a big factor for Pakistan in the T20Is. She is the highest-ranked Pakistani Bowler in the T20I format.
Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Syeda Aroob Shah, Anam Amin
Diana Baig, Aliya Riaz, Javeria Khan, Syeda Aroob Shah, Sidra Nawaz, Anam Amin, Bismah Maroof, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Iram Javed
England batting unit made merry of the Pakistani bowling scoring over 280 runs in both the matches. Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, and Natalie Sciver scored centuries while Fran Wilson and Heather Knight contributed with 80+ scores. Their lower middle order was hugely untested in the ODIs.
England bowlers were all over the Pakistan team and took 28 wickets in the series. Sarah Glenn was the leading wicket-taker with 8 wickets. Anya Shrubsole (6 wickets), Kate Cross (5 wickets), and Sophie Ecclestone (3 wickets) kept chipping away with wickets at regular intervals. England will hope to continue its dominating performance over Pakistan in the T20Is too.
Fran Wilson – Wilson`s knock powered England total beyond 300-ruin mark. She smashed 8 boundaries and 3 sixes in her 85-run knock. England scored 100+ runs in the last 10 overs and she shared an unbeaten 150+ partnership with Nat Sciver.
Anya Shrubsole – Sbhrubsole had bowling figures of 1/23, 2/31 & 3/32 in the three ODI matches. Her ability to take wickets consistently will derail the opposition batswomen for sure.
Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Natalie Sciver, Kate Cross, Fran Wilson, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn
Sarah Glenn, Danielle Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt
The weather is expected to cold and rainy with 80% chances of rain and rain may cause interruptions in the match.
Kinrara oval is a good batting venue and England posted scores in excess of 280 runs in both the matches. We can expect average scores in the range of 140-150 runs in this match.
Teams will look to chase down totals in the T20I format and chasing teams have a 12-8 win-loss record here at Kuala Lumpur.
At the moment, the Pakistan team is no match for England in any facets of the game and it is clearly showing up in the match results and margin of victories. England will look to continue their record and domination over Pakistan.
England Women will win the match!