Pakistan Women take on South Africa Women in the ninth game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Pakistan has lost both of its matches, and their most recent defeat came at the hands of Australia Women. South Africa Women got off to a good start, defeating Bangladesh Women in their first game of the tournament.
Pakistan Women’s Batting has appeared to be in poor shape, which will be a source of concern for the team. They were defeated by large margins in both games. Their record against the South Africans is not encouraging, as they have only defeated them twice in the last ten games. The team needs to win this game to move up the points table, and it remains to be seen if they can do so.
The game between the two teams will take place on March 11th, 2022 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pakistan Women vs South Africa Women, 9th ODI Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 11, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Pakistan Women vs South Africa Women Team Previews
Bismah Maroof would be dissatisfied with the performance of her team thus far. Most of their batters are out of form, which cost them 7 wickets in their most recent game against Australia Women. It is a must-win game for the team, and the Pakistani captain will want her girls to show character and regain confidence in this game.
Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen did not get off to a good start for the team, and they will need to perform well in this game because their opponents have a strong bowling attack. Maroof has performed admirably, and she will be required to anchor the middle order alongside Omaima Sohail and Nida Dar. Aliya Riaz delivered a solid knock in the previous game, and she will look to add runs down the order alongside Fatima Sana and Diana Baig.
Their bowling attack was underwhelming against the Australians, and the team would need early wickets from Baig and Anam Amin. Sohail and Nida Dar bowled good lines in the previous game and must carry that form into this game. Nashra Sandhu and Fatima Sana would also benefit from tight bowling.
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), Sidra Ameen, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
Sune Luus’ team won their first game by a score of 32 runs over Bangladesh Women. However, it was not the team’s most convincing performance, as they were bowled out for 207 runs. Luus would like her batters to bat with more responsibility in this game, and a win would improve their position on the points table.
Laura Wolvaardt batted well in the previous game and will look to establish a good opening wicket stand with Tazmin Brits. The middle order, as well as the trio of Luss, Lara Goodall, and Mignon du Preez, failed to convert their starts. Marizanne Kapp and Chloe Tryon delivered solid knocks in the previous game, bolstering the lower middle order Trisha Chetty
In the last game, the side put on a spectacular bowling display. Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp nailed it with the new ball, and they’d like to do the same here. Ayabonga Khaka took four wickets in the previous game, which will boost her confidence. With Masabata Klass, Luus, and Tryon in the side, the side had depth in the attack.
South Africa Women Squad
Suné Luus (c), Chloé Tryon (vc), Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Maria Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune
Predicted XI: Sune Luus (c), Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klass
Pakistan Women vs South Africa Women Toss Prediction
As we’ve seen in the three games played here, there was something for the bowlers right from the start. As the game progresses, the batting conditions improve. This would be on both skippers’ minds, and they would most likely choose to bowl first on this surface.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui is well-known for providing early assistance to fast bowlers. The ball comes off the bat nicely, and batters have done well in the past at this venue. Because the ball does not grip the surface, there isn’t much for spinners to do on this surface. To do well here, they must rely on their skills and variations.
On March 11, Mount Maunganui would have unusual clouds in the sky. The wicket is fast, and bowlers will likely benefit from it early in the day. The batting conditions would be ideal. To feel confident, the team batting first in this game would like to score more than 260 runs.
Pakistan Women vs South Africa Women Match Prediction
Women batters of Pakistan face a significant challenge. They struggled to adjust to the bounce and pace of the surface in both games. For the team to win this game, they will need to put on a strong performance. South Africa Women won the first game and have a strong record against Pakistan. This would make them the odds-on favourite to win this game.
South Africa Women is the favourite to beat Pakistan Women at the odds of 1.15.
- In the last ten games between the two teams, Pakistan Women have only defeated South Africa Women twice.
- Pakistan Women have suffered crushing defeats in both of their tournament games.
- South Africa Women have bowlers in good form in Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, and Ayabonga Khaka.