The seventh match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021 will be played between Bangladesh and Thailand on November 25 at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. While Bangladesh have won both their matches in the tournament so far, Thailand have won one and lost one.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (c), Murshida Khatun, Nuzhat Tasnia, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Lata Mondal, Fahima Khatun, Sharmin Akhter, Sobhana Mostary, Khadija Tul Kubra, Shanjida Akter, Fariha Trisna
Thailand: Naruemol Chaiwai (c), Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Nattaya Boochatham, Nattakan Chantam, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Rosenan Kanoh, Suleeporn Laomi, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Phannita Maya, Thipatcha Putthawong, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch
Players to watch out for
The right-hand opening bat created history in the last match, which she played against the United States, as she became the first women’s player to score a century across ODIs and World Cup qualifiers. The 25-year old hammered 130 not out off 141 balls, including 11 boundaries, and guided her team to a daunting total of 322 in 50 overs.
The right arm off-spinner who opened the bowling for Bangladesh in their last match against the United States was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 2-10 in her 10 overs. She bowled as many as five maiden overs and was the most economical bowler for the team. Bangladesh will want their seasoned campaigner to come good going into the next match as well.
The left arm spinner wrecked havoc with the ball in her last fixture against Pakistan during which she claimed 5-18 in her nine overs, including three maidens. She played an instrumental role in reducing a batting powerhouse like Pakistan to a modest 145. Her lines and lengths were spot on and she kept the batters at bay with her accuracy.
The left hand middle order bat top scored with 18 runs off 51 balls, including three boundaries. She came in to bat in the 21st over and was there till the 40th over. She showed a lot of patience and fight during her stay at the crease. She looked solid with her technique and played the balls on their merit.
The weather is expected to be cloudy in the morning (local) and there could be thunderstorms in some parts of the area in the afternoon (local). The chance of precipitation in the morning is 25% while in the afternoon it is 55%. The average temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius. The breeze will blow from the northeast.
The last match that was played here saw plenty of runs being scored. More than 450 runs were scored. Batters enjoyed batting on this surface. It was a rain-curtailed affair. Going into this match, toss will play an important role as there could be a chance of rain. Bowlers will have to pull up their socks in these batting-friendly conditions.
Date: November 25, 2021
Time: 1 pm IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
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