Time: 6:30 AM
Date: March 8
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
The 6th match of the ICC Women's World Cup will be between Pakistan Women and Australia Women at Bay Oval on Monday (March 7). Both the teams had contrary results in their previous clashes. Australia Women registered a narrow victory against defending champions England Women by 12-runs, while Pakistan Women suffered a 107-run defeat against India. At the moment, Australia Women are placed at 3rd in the points table, while Pakistan Women are at the bottom of the points table.
Australia Women kicked off their World Cup campaign in style and defeated England Women comprehensively. The team outplayed defending champions in all the departments, and the game brought the best out of all the players. While batting first, batters R Haynes (130 of 131), Meg Lanning (86 off 110) and Beth Mooney (27 off 19) performed exceptionally well at the top of the order. Haynes has a strike rate of 77.96 in 69 matches she has played so far, and with her last performance against England, she earns a place in the fantasy team. Alyssa Healy is another top-ranked opener from the Australian squad who should be included in the fantasy team. Lanning and Mooney are top-seeded batters, and they will surely strengthen the middle-order. Alana King's three-wicket haul provided many tough challenges to England batters, while Jess Jonassen is a quality left-arm orthodox who should also be considered. Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, and Tahlia McGrath are another set of bowlers which must be considered while building a fantasy team.
The Bismah Maroof-led squad had a disappointing outing against Indian Women in their last clash. Although Diana Baig provided an early breakthrough by dismissing Shafali Verma on the 3rd over of the match, bowlers could not capitalize from there on. Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu picked two wickets each and finished their overs with an impressive economy of 4.50 and 3.60 respectively. Pakistan batters completely failed to impress with their performance, but still, the team has some quality batters who can get back their form in any match. Sidra Ameen (30 off 64) and Javeria Khan (11 off 18) have huge potential to outplay any set of bowlers in the contest and must be considered while forming a fantasy team. Nida Dar (4 off 10), Aliya Riaz (11 off 23), Diana Baig (24 off 35) are good all-rounders who should be in the fantasy team.
Probable playing XI:
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Pakistan Women: Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
Wicket-keeper: Alyssa Healy, Sidra Nawaz
Batter: Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Beth Mooney, Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen
All-rounder: Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig
Bowlers: Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Nashra Sandhu
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