Date: 24th March
Time: 6:30 AM
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Both the teams are coming on the back of impressive wins against their opponents in previous clashes. While defending champions England Woman defeated New Zealand Women by one wicket, Pakistan Women registered thumping victory against West Indies Women in a rain-affected match. While England are still in the race for the semi-finals, Pakistan's chances seem to have faded due to poor performance in the first phase of the ICC tournament.
Although England Women have struggled in the tournament, few players have performed exceptionally well. Tammy Beaumont has done well at the top order, who should be considered while forming a fantasy team. Skipper Heather Knight is another quality batter who should be added to the team. Natalie Sciver and Kate Cross are two quality all-rounders who come with excellent skills with bat and bowl. In the bowling department, Charlotte Dean's four-wicket haul was instrumental against Indian Women, and she picked some crucial wickets in other games as well. Her inclusion in the squad will help in earning valuable fantasy points.
Muneeba Ali played a crucial knock of 37 runs against West Indies Women in the game. Bismah Maroof (20 off 29) and Omaima Sohail (22 off 27) built a much-needed partnership in the game to ensure victory for their side. Earlier, Nida Dar wreaked havoc and picked four crucial wickets. Sohail must be added to the fantasy squad for her all-around abilities. Maroof and Muneeba are the other two mandatory picks for the side; both are in good form and will ensure some vital fantasy points. Nashra Sandhu has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up eight wickets.
Probable Playing XI:
Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean, Anya Shrubsole
Wicket-keepers: Amy Jones, Sidra Nawaz
Batters: Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Muneeba Ali, Omaima Sohail
All-rounders: Natalie Sciver, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Katherine Brunt
Bowlers: Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Kate Cross, Charlotte Dean
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