The fourth game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 would be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui between arch-rivals Pakistan Women and India Women. Both teams performed admirably in the warmup games, winning two games each. We anticipate a high-pressure contest because the two teams will be playing each other for the first time in five years.
Women in Pakistan would face an uphill battle. They have never beaten India Women in this format of the game, and this is likely to weigh heavily on their players’ minds. India Women have one of the tournament’s strongest batting lineups. Because it is both teams’ first game, we anticipate some nerves in both camps.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 6th, 2022 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pakistan Women vs India Women, 4th ODI Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 06, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Pakistan Women vs India Women Team Previews
Bismah Maroof is back in charge of the team, and she is pleased with the preparations. In both warmup games, their bowlers appeared to be in good form. It will be a difficult task for the team to defeat the Indians, as they have never done so before. Maroof would like her team to put the past behind them and play with a clear head.
Because they haven’t performed well in the warmup games, Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen will need to put up a good opening wicket stand. In this crucial game, the side has an experienced middle order, and runs will be expected from the bats of Javeria Khan, Maroof, and Omaima Sohail. Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz, and Fatima Sana provide batting depth, and runs should be expected from these players.
Fatima Sana and Daina Baig are experienced bowlers who will look for early strikes against a strong batting lineup for the Indians. For the team to win this game, Nida Dar and Anam Amin must bowl tight spells in the middle overs. Nashra Sandhu and Sohail will have to perform admirably in their supporting roles in this game.
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, Omaima Sohail, Diana Baig, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Anam Amin, Nahida Khan
Mithali Raj’s team would enter this game with confidence. They have never lost a game against Pakistan and would like to keep that record. Their batters have performed admirably in warm-up games, and the team has an experienced bowling attack. Raj hopes to score the first points of the tournament here.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma will look to establish a good opening wicket stand, with Mandhana in good form. Raj and Yastika Bhatia would like to form alliances in the middle order. Harmanpreet Kaur has already hit a century in warmup games, and she joins Richa Ghosh and Pooja Vastrakar in the batting lineup.
Jhulan Goswami and Meghna Singh must strike early and take advantage of the game’s conditions. Poonam Yadav brings a wealth of experience to the game, and she and Vastrakar will look to keep the scoring under control in the middle overs. Rajeshwari Gayakwad, the team’s fifth bowler, will need to perform admirably.
India Women Squad
Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Predicted XI: Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Poonam Yadav
Pakistan Women vs India Women Toss Prediction
The side batting first has won all four games at this venue in the last four years. On this surface, teams have put up big scores batting first and won games easily. At the toss, both teams will have this in mind and will most likely choose to bat if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui provides early assistance to fast bowlers, but it is also a great batting surface. Batters have scored runs on this wicket in the past, thanks to the short boundaries that make scoring easy. Spinners aren’t helped much by this track and must rely on their own abilities.
On March 6, Mount Maunganui would have clear skies. The pitch is expected to be flat and conducive to batting. Bowlers would be helped with the new ball. This game is expected to be high-scoring, with the team batting first needing at least 275 runs to win.
Pakistan Women vs India Women Match Prediction
Pakistani women would be fighting against history here. They have never beaten the Indians before and must win the mental battle to succeed in this game. Their bowlers would also have to deliver a strong performance here. The Indians are looking strong with both the bat and the ball, and they have some big-game players. This would make them the game’s favourites.
India Women is the favourite to beat Pakistan Women at the odds of 1.12.
- Pakistan Women have never defeated India Women in an ODI, and this would put them under even more pressure.
- Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpeet Kaur, and Yastika Bhatia of India Women looked in good form during warmups.
- India Women have a bowling attack that is suited to these conditions, which would give the team an advantage.