Date and Day: 02 November 2019, Saturday.
Match 1 – Bangladesh Women v/s Pakistan Women.
Time: 10:30 AM IST.
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Pakistan women’s team won the three-match T20I series three-nil. Bangladesh women’s team would think they missed out on a golden opportunity to make a mark and win at least a game in the series. They were quite close on two occasions and would take confidence from their performance leading up to the ODI series.
The two-match ODI series begins on 2nd November 2019 and the second match will be played on 4th November 2019. Pakistan women’s team sits strongly at the fifth position in the ICC ODI Championship table. Bangladesh women’s team isn’t in the list of top eight teams, but with a change in format, they could change the way they have been playing and could use a bit more time in the middle which will be helpful.
Bangladesh in the recently concluded T20 series has performed at par with the Pakistan women’s team except for the last T20 where they failed to make an impact with the bat. Rumana Ahmed will lead the Bangladesh team in the coming two ODI’s.
Pakistan would be wary of the challenges that Bangladesh can put up in the longest format while Pakistan will also know that a score in access of 175 would be a tough ask for the Bangladesh women’s team. Javeria Khan has been one of the prime performer for Pakistan women’s team alongside Bismah Maroof. Jahanara Alam has been the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh women’s team on this tour and she would want to continue with her performance throughout the tour.
Weather and Pitch Forecast
The weather forecast for the matchday is cloudy throughout the day and the temperature is expected to rise to 28⁰ celsius. With the cloud cover throughout the day, the pitch along with the atmosphere could help the seamers.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, Pakistan women’s team has beaten Bangladesh women’s team in three games while losing two games over the last five years. Pakistan women’s team could go on to win the game with quite some margin.
Played-5, Pakistan-3, Bangladesh-2.
Bangladesh Women Squad
Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana (Wk), Ayesha Rahman, Nigar Sultana, Sanjida Islam, Lata Mondol, Panna Ghosh, Ekka Mollik, Sharmin Sultana, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fargana Haque Pinki, Sharmin Sultana Supta, Shanjida Akther.
Bangladesh Women Probable XI
Sanjida Islam, Ayasha Rahman, Nigar Sultana (WK), Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun (C), Khadija Tul Kubra, Panna Ghosh.
Bismah Maroof, Aliya Riaz, Aroob Shah, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Nashra Sandhu.
Pakistan Women Probable XI
Sana Mir, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (C), Nahida Khan, Aliya Riaz, Iram javed, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Sana Mir, Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig.
Nigar Sultana, Bismah Maroof, Ayesha Rahman, Sanjida Islam, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Sana Mir, Salma Khatun, Khadija Tul Kubra, Aliya riaz, Javeria Khan.