The Women’s World Cup has reached a critical juncture in which every win and every point counts. West Indies are currently in a good position, having won three of their last five matches, and will be looking to strengthen their case for selection with a win in this match. They came back strongly to win a close match last night, snapping a two-match losing streak. Pakistan is practically out of contention, but they would like to accumulate some points before exiting the tournament.
The game between the two teams, West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women, will take place on March 21st, 2022 at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh Women vs West Indies Women, 20th Match, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date: March 21, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women Team Previews
The West Indies continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, and Shemaine Campbelle’s hard-fought 53 runs led their team to 140/9 after 50 overs. So far, their leading run scorers have been Hayley Mathews (225 runs), Shemaine Campbelle (170 runs), Deandra Dottin (138 runs), and Chedean Nation (110 runs).
Their spinners strangled the opposition to 136-all out, allowing them to win a nail-biting match by 4 runs. Spinners Hayley Mathews (4 wickets), Afy Fletcher (3 wickets), Stefanie Taylor (3 wickets), and Karishma Rahmancak claimed all ten wickets last night, with a combined bowling figure of 39.3-4-88-10. Shamila Connell was injured last night, and her availability is contingent on her physical condition.
The key players for the West Indies Women team are Hayley Mathews, Deandra Dottin and Afy Fletcher.
West Indies Women Squad
Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada William
Predicted XI: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Rashada Williams, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Shamilia Connell/Shakera Selman
Pakistan’s chase against Bangladesh ended in a 9-run defeat. Sidra Ameen hit a brilliant century, with Nahida Khan (43 runs) and Bismah Mahroof (31 runs) providing excellent support in the top three. However, their lower order crumbled from 184/2 to 225/9, sabotaging the game’s 235-run chase.
Last night’s bowler of the night was Nashra Sandhu, who had figures of 10-1-41-3. In the previous game, Fatima Sana, Nida Dar, and Omaina Sohail each took a wicket. Iana Baig is struggling in this tournament, and Aiman Anwar may replace her in the starting XI in this match.
The key players for the Pakistan Women team are Sidra Ameen, Nashra Sandhu 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: Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig/Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima
Bangladesh Women vs West Indies Women Toss Prediction
Teams batting first have a 4-1 win-loss record here, and the pitch slows down in the second innings, so we expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Hamilton pitch is slowing down as the tournament progresses, and we’ve seen a drop in scoring rate over the last 2-3 matches. Due to the sluggish pitch, batsmen will struggle to time the ball, and spinners may be effective in the middle overs. We anticipate a score of 230-240 runs in this match.
According to weather forecasters, Hamilton will have dark and cloudy weather on match day, with a 60-70 percent chance of rain. We anticipate some weather-related breaks and interruptions to the match.
West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women Match Prediction
West Indies kept their cool in the final overs to claim three crucial thrilling victories, and they will be full of confidence. Their bowling has been excellent, and they have three or four quality spinners in their playing XI. Pakistan has recently struggled for momentum, with both the batting and bowling units failing to perform to their full potential. They will be looking to express themselves freely now that they are not under qualification pressure. However, we expect West Indies to win this match and climb the points table.
West Indies Women is the favourite to beat Bangladesh Women at the odds of 1.18.
- West Indies currently sit third in the points table with 6 points from 5 matches.
- Pakistan has lost all four of their matches and has yet to open their account.
- Both teams lost their only match at this venue during the tournament.