Australia Women will face Pakistan Women in the sixth game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. The two teams come into this match in very different shapes. Australia Women got off to a strong start in the tournament, winning convincingly against England. Pakistan Women, on the other hand, were defeated by India by a large margin.
In this format of the game, Pakistan Women have never beaten Australia Women. Their players appear to be lacking confidence on the big stage, as evidenced by their performance in the previous game. Most of them have struggled in similar circumstances in the past. Australia Women will be confident, and it remains to be seen whether Pakistan can pull off a major upset here.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 8th, 2022 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia Women vs Pakistan Women, 6th ODI Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 08, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women Team Previews
Meg Lanning’s team is off to a strong start in the tournament. In their first game, they defeated England Women by a score of 12 runs. The team batted well to set up a large total, which they successfully defended near the end. They have never lost a game against Pakistan Women, and Lanning would like to maintain that record here.
Rachael Haynes scored a century in the previous game and would like to set up a good opening wicket stand with Alyssa Healy. Lanning had a strong outing in the previous game and joins Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry in the middle order. Tahlia McGrath and Annabel Sutherland round out the side’s batting lineup for this game.
Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown would try to bowl better lines than in the previous game. Jess Jonassen and Sutherland will also need to improve their spells after being battered by the England batters in the previous game. Alana King, McGrath, and Perry add variety to this strong attack.
Australia Women Squad
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nic Carey, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Predicted XI: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Bismah Maroof’s team suffered a major setback in their first game against archrivals India. They batted poorly and lost by 107 runs. The team has always struggled in these conditions, and they would need to drastically improve their form and approach to compete with the Australians.
Sidra Ameen and Javeria Khan must score quickly at the top after their negative approach against the Indians. Maroof has a lot of experience, and she’d have to anchor the middle-order by forming alliances with Omaima Sohail and Nida Dar. For the side to win, Sidra Nawa, Aliya Riaz, and Fatima Sana would need to put in strong performances down the order.
Daina Baig and Anam Amin must lead the team to early breakthroughs in order to put the Australians under pressure. Nida Dar’s performance was impressive, and the team will have high expectations of her in this game. Given Australia’s batsman strengths, Nashra Sandhu, Fatima Sana, and Sohail must back up the main bowlers.
Pakistan Women Squad
Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar (vc), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz
Predicted XI: Bismah Maroof (c), Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women Toss Prediction
Batting conditions have been favourable in both games played at this venue thus far. We’ve seen some impressive scores here. The team that wins the toss here will want to take advantage of the surface by batting first in this game.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
At the start of the game, Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui provides a lot of opportunities for fast bowlers. They have bounce and carry in the early overs. Even bounce on the surface, on the other hand, allows batters to score their runs. Spinners cannot rely on surface assistance and must rely on their own abilities.
On March 8, the weather in Mount Maunganui is expected to clear, and the batting conditions are expected to be good. The ball would land nicely on the bat, allowing batters to play their strokes with ease. In this game, the team batting first would like to score 275 runs.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women Match Prediction
Pakistani women lack confidence. It was on full display in their most recent game against India Women, when they took an unusual approach in pursuit of a big score. To win this competition, they would have to punch above their weight. Australia Women are in good form and have a lot of big hitters on their team, so they should be favourites here.
Australia Women is the favourite to beat Pakistan Women at the odds of 1.02.
- Pakistan Women have never won an ODI on New Zealand soil, which will be on their minds.
- Australia Women have won all 12 ODIs against Pakistan Women in the past.
- In the most recent game, Australia Women batters Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning scored more than 200 runs between them.