Date: February 15, 2023
Time: 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
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The 10th match of the Women’s T20 World Cup will bring Pakistan up against Ireland on February 15 in Cape Town. Both the teams lost their opening fixtures in the ICC tournament and would be eager to make a comeback. Ahead of this fixture, let’s try to understand which team has an upper hand over their opponent.
The surface at Newlands is great for spinners and bowlers do get proper grip and turn. The batters can also make an impact at this venue. The average 1st innings total at this venue is 150.
Pakistan put up a good fight after putting up 149 in their opening fixture against India. Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof batted brilliantly in that game as she scored 68 off 55 deliveries. While other batters failed against India, Maroof got much-needed assistance from Ayesha Naseem who played a blistering knock of 43 off just 25 deliveries. In terms of bowling, Nashra Sandhu picked two wickets in that game.
Meanwhile, Irish batters failed miserably against England as the side was bundled out for 105. Despite getting a decent start from the openers - Amy Hunter (15 off 14) and Gaby Lewis (36 off 37) - middle-order could not capitalize on the situation and the team suffered a massive batting collapse in middle overs. However, Cara Murray’s three wicket haul was the biggest takeaway for the Ireland in that game.
Probable playing XI:
Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Leah Paul, Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron (wk), Laura Delany (c), Eimear Richardson, Louise Little, Cara Murray, Jane Maguire
Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali (wk), Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal
As per our prediction, Pakistan Women have a clear edge over Ireland Women and they are likely to win this game.
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