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Uphill task for United States Women after a disastrous performance
Zimbabwe Women to win
Tournament: ICC Women World Cup Qualifier 2021 | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe | Toss: To BowlBet Now
It is the 9th game of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021 and hosts Zimbabwe Women would be up against the United States Women in a Group B encounter. Zimbabwe went down against Thailand Women in a game they should have won while United States Women suffered a big defeat against Bangladesh Women in their opening game.
It would be a very important contest for both sides as they would like to earn their first points of the tournament here. Zimbabwe has looked good with the bat and they would look to leverage this strength. It remains to be seen if United States Women can execute their plans well after their disastrous performance in the last game.
Mary-Anne Musonda would be upset with the loss that they suffered in the first game of the tournament against Thailand Women. The side couldn’t pace its chase well resulting in the 8-run loss. Musonda would count her side’s chances in the game United States Women are coming into this game after a heavy loss.
Openers Modester Mupachikwa and Sharne Mayers scored runs in the last game, but they would look to improve their strike rate in this contest. The middle-order looks solid with the trio of Mary-Anne Musonda, Josephine Nkomo, and Christabel Chatonzwa doing well. In the finishers’ role, the side would hope to see runs from the bat of Precious Marange and Nyasha Gwanzura.
Nomatter Mutasa and Esther Mbofana shall aim to bowl tighter lines with the new ball as they failed to execute their plans in the last game. Josephine Nkomo, Francisca Chipare, and Loren Tshuma kept the scoring rate under check and the side would want them to repeat the same show in this game. With Marange in the mix, they have depth in their bowling attack.
Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Modester Mupachikwa (wk), Sharne Mayers, Josephine Nkomo, Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Precious Marange, Nyasha Gwanzura, Nomatter Mutasa, Loren Tshuma, Esther Mbofana, Francisca Chipare, Christabel Chatonzwa
Gargi Bhogle’s side got the real taste of competitive cricket as they made their debut in this format of the game against Bangladesh Women. It was a crushing defeat for the side as they went down by 270 runs being bowled out for mere 53 runs. It would be a herculean task for them to win this game and Bhogle would like to see a better show from her players.
Openers Bhogle and Mahika Kandanala would have to put runs on the board opening the batting here. In the middle order, Sindhu Sriharsha would have to steer the innings and look to build partnerships with Lisa Ramjit and Shebani Bhaskar. The likes of Isani Vaghela, Tara Norris, and Moksha Chaudhary will have to play their part well down the order.
The side would have to work on its bowling and need tight spells with the new ball from Chaudhary and Norris as Zimbabwe has a strong batting line-up. Uzma Iftikhar bowled well but the side would need tighter spells from Geetika Kodali and Akshatha Rao who are leaked runs in the last game. Ramjit and Kandanala would also need to pitch in with good spells.
Gargi Bhogle (c & wk), Akshatha Rao, Geetika Kodali, Isani Vaghela, Lisa Ramjit, Mahika Kandanala, Moksha Chaudhary, Shebani Bhaskar, Sindhu Sriharsha, Tara Norris, Uzma Iftikhar
There are predictions for cloudy skies over Harare on November 25 and batting conditions are likely to be challenging. The surface looked slow in the last game played here and the ball has been stopping on the batters. The side batting first in the game would be happy to get 230 runs or more on the board.
Takashinga Sports Club, Harare is a small ground, but the track is lively here and fast bowlers have done well in the past. Batters must stick to the ground to do well on this track and adjust to the conditions. Spinners have found these conditions challenging as the small size of the ground doesn’t leave much room for error.
The wicket is expected to be dual-paced and the overcast conditions would make batting difficult. Batting won’t be easy here early in the morning and this is likely to be on the minds of both the skippers. The side winning the toss here would like to bowl first.
United States Women come into his contest after a heavy defeat. It was a poor show from their batsmen and bowlers in the last game. The side would have to recover from this loss and make improvements in both departments. Zimbabwe Women look a much better side and have their batters in good form, and this would make them favorites in this contest.
Zimbabwe Women to win
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