Date: March 27th
Time: 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
While the league stage in the Women’s World Cup is heading towards an end and soon teams will try their luck in the knockout stage, England Women will lock horns with Bangladesh Women in their last league stage match. The chances for England Women to qualify for the semi-finals depends on their performance against Bangladesh Women. If they win the game they will move ahead in the tournament and if they lose, then their chances will depend on the results of other games. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Women are already out of the tournament.
Tammy Beaumont has done well at the top order, as she has been a vital cog in the team. Her contribution in batting has helped the side perform well in the tournament. Skipper Heather Knight is another top-order batter who has served well in the game. Amongst all-rounders, Natalie Sciver and Kate Cross have been phenomenal, and they have contributed from both the departments. Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone picked three wickets each in their last clash against Pakistan while Charlotte Dean is another bowler who can be considered.
Bangladesh bowlers showed tremendous fight back in the game against mighty Australian Women. Salma Khatun’s three-wicket haul kept the table-toppers at bay until Beth Mooney steadied the innings for the Aussies. Nahida Akter and Rumana Ahmed were the two who picked one wicket each. Khatun and Ahmed must be added to the fantasy squad. At the same time, Nahida Akter can be trusted due to her all-round performance skills. Fargana Hoque is a quality batter from the side and must be considered at the number 3 position. Skipper Nigar Sultana is another batter in the middle-order who can be considered.
Probable Playing XI:
Murshida Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam
Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Emma Lamb, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole
Wicket-keeper: Amy Jones, Nigar Sultana
Batters: Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana
All-rounders: Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Ritu Moni,
Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole, Nahida Akter
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