The Women’s World Cup is nearing the end of its league phase, with each team vying for a spot in the top four. England recovered admirably from three losses to win back-to-back games and remain on track for qualification. To give themselves the best chance, they must win both of their remaining games. Pakistan, on the other hand, has a mathematical chance of qualifying but will need miracles from other results to do so. They will be overjoyed with their first victory in this tournament, which came in a rain-shortened game against the West Indies.
The game between the two teams, England Women vs Pakistan Women, will take place on March 24th, 2022 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Match Details to Note
Match: England Women vs Pakistan Women, 24th Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 24, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
England Women vs Pakistan Women Team Previews
In the final game against New Zealand, England won by one wicket to stay in the competition. Nat Sciver led their innings with 61 runs, while Heather Knight (42 runs) and Sophia Dunkley (33 runs) provide solid support. They went from 176/4 to 196/9, with No. 11 Anya Shrubsole leading them to victory in the final moments.
Their bowlers limited the Kiwis to 203 runs, with pace and spin duo Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone taking three wickets each. Charlotte Dean took two crucial wickets, while Nat Sciver contributed an economical 9-1-27-0 spell. Anya Shrubsole and Heather Knight were slightly overpriced last night and will look to rebound in this match.
The key players for England Women team are Nat Sciver, Kate Cross and Sophia Dunkley.
England Women Squad
Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver (vc), Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt
Predicted XI: Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole
Pakistan finished on the right side after a difficult chase of 90 runs in the rain-shortened 20-over contest. Muneeba Ali led the chase with 37 runs off 43 balls, while the unbeaten partnership of Bismah Mahroof (20 runs) and Omaima Sohail (22 runs) guided them to victory. Sidra Ameen, Amina Riaz, and Nida Dar have also made strong showings in the tournament thus far.
Their bowling unit set the tone for victory by limiting the opposition to 89/7 in 20 overs. Anam Amin set the tone with a brilliant powerplay spell of 4-1-6-0, while Nida Dar annihilated the opposition with figures of 4-0-10-4. Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, and Omaima Sohail each took a wicket and effectively strangled the opposition batters.
The key players for Pakistan Women team are Muneeba Ali, Nida Dar and Bismah Mahroof.
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: Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
England Women vs Pakistan Women Toss Prediction
Both captains will look to capitalise on the early moisture content on the pitch as a result of rains prior to the match days. And, because this is the first match played here, chasing is the best option when we are unsure of the pitch conditions.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Hagley Oval has a good bounce and pace on the track, which will help bowlers who are using a new ball. Before going big, batters will need to put in the effort to score freely on this track. In this match, we anticipate a score of 250-270 runs.
According to the forecast, Christchurch will have partly cloudy skies with only a 10-20% chance of rain. We anticipate a full match with very few interruptions and no time loss in this match.
England Women vs Pakistan Women Match Prediction
England is back on track after a slow start, and they can’t afford any more slip-ups if they want to make the semi-finals. They have a strong all-round team with plenty of batting and bowling options in their playing XI. Pakistan will be relieved to have ended their losing streak and will be looking to add to their tally of victories in the remaining matches. Their batters have struggled to put up big numbers and will have to step up in this game. However, due to their quality players and recent form, we expect England to win this match.
England Women is the favourite to beat Pakistan Women at the odds of 1.08.
- Pakistan has only two points from five matches and is ranked last in the points table.
- England has four points from five games and is currently fifth in the points table.
- Pakistan’s 18-match losing streak in World Cups came to an end with a victory in the final match.