Man of the Match: Stafanie Taylor
Pakistan Women’s battle to avoid series whitewash
West Indies Women to win
The 2nd T20 of the 3-game series followed similar script as the series opener where hosts West Indies Women successfully managed to defend a low total. Pakistan Women look in shambles with their batting. In both the games Pakistani side has looked nervous and ill-prepared to face the challenge.
Pakistan Women batters seem to be struggling at the moment and in both the games their openers have failed to cross the double digit mark. There is lack of form in the middle order as well and this is creating problems for the side at the moment. West Indies Women would have their confidence at the top and shall aim to finish the series with a 3-0 victory and carry this momentum forward to the ODI series
Stafanie Taylor’s side has won both the games thanks to the brilliance of their bowlers. However, the skipper would still have some concerns about the side’s batting performance. Most of their batters wasted opportunities after getting themselves set. Taylor would her batters to excel in this game and hand Pakistanis a series whitewash.
Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin are getting starts and the side would want them to convert these into big scores. In the middle order Taylor would look to build partnerships with Kyshona Knight and Chedean Nation. Kycia Knight played a brilliant knock in the last game and adds depth to the batting along with Chinelle Henry.
It was again a brilliant show from their bowlers that earned them the victory. Matthews and Shamilia Connell bowled miserly spells in the last game and shall look to carry the same form forward. In Taylor, Aaliyah Akkeyne and Anisa Mohammad have lot of experience and they would be tasked with bowling tight spells in this game.
Stafanie Taylor (c), Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight (wk), Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman
Shamilia Connell, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Kyshona Knight, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Anisa Mohammed, Deandra Dottin, Shakera Selman, Aaliyah Alleyne, Stafanie Taylor
Javeria Khan’s side is struggling with the form of its batters at the moment. In both the games they have surrendered the opportunity to win due to poor batting performances. The side could manage only 103 runs in 18 overs in the rain reduced game. As they go into the third and final game of the series, Khan would want to avoid a series whitewash.
Javeria Rauf and Javeria Khan have missed out in both the games so far and the side would need a good start for the side to win this game. Nida Dar and Iram Javed have to improve their scoring rate as they messed up the chase in the middle overs. The side would also need better show down the order from Ayeshan Naseem and Sidra Nawaz in this game.
Bowlers look in good form at the moment and the side would look for early wickets from Diana Baig and Anam Amin in this game. Fatima Sana and Nida Dar troubled West Indies in the last game with their variety and the same would be expected from them here. In Nashra Sandhu and Aliya Riaz, the side has good depth in its bowling.
Javeria Khan (c), Javeria Rauf, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
Sidra Nawaz, Muneeba Ali, Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, Aliya Riaz, Javeria Khan, Anam Amin, Fatima Sana, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Iram Javed
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||23||0.79 mm.||0.68 k/h||From: SE||60%|
|03h||21||0 mm.||1.05 k/h||From: N||57%|
|06h||18||0 mm.||1.65 k/h||From: N||47%|
|09h||15||0 mm.||1.56 k/h||From: NNW||32%|
|12h||15||0 mm.||1.84 k/h||From: N||29%|
|15h||22||0 mm.||0.67 k/h||From: ENE||9%|
|18h||24||0.37 mm.||1.16 k/h||From: SSE||8%|
|21h||22||2.58 mm.||1.27 k/h||From: SE||55%|
There would be slight cloud cover over Antigua on July 04 and the wicket would be on the slower side as we have seen in the last two games. Batters would have to accumulate runs and not aim at forcing the scoring. Any score above 140 runs would be a good total on this surface.
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua is a good venue for batters who like to spend their time at the crease. Fast bowlers get some assistance in the early overs but have to make good use of their variations to do well here. Spinners do well as the slowness of the surface makes it a good hunting ground for them.
In both the games played so far the side batting first has gone on to win the game. The pitches have been slow and chasing scores has seemed to be a huge challenge. Thus we expect the side winning the toss here preferring to bat first and put up a good score on the board.
Pakistan Women have lost the series and they would have to play for pride in this game. The form of their batters doesn’t inspire much confidence at the moment and the side would need to improve in this department to avoid a series whitewash. West Indies on the other hand would be confident after their two wins and shall aim to finish the 3-0. Playing at home they will start favorites in this game.
West Indies Women to win