Match 5: Australia v Pakistan | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The fifth match of the Ireland Tri-Nation Women’s T20I Series 2022 will be played between Australia and Pakistan on July 23 at the Bready Cricket Club in Bready. The match will start at 8.30 PM IST.


Match 5: Australia v Pakistan | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI
Match 5: Australia v Pakistan | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI


Australia and Pakistan have played 11 T20Is against each other, out of which Australia have won 10 and one match did not produce a result.


Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen*, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gul Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan

Players to watch

Alana King:

The wily right arm leg spinner of Australia was one of the most successful bowlers as she scalped 11/2 in three overs in her last outing against Ireland. She was the most economical bowler and bowled as many as nine dot balls. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings as well as towards the death.

Tahlia McGrath:

The star Australian all-rounder won the player of the match in her last match against Ireland. The right-handed middle order batter muscled 70 runs off 45 balls, including 11 boundaries and stitched a 135-run partnership with captain Meg Lanning for the third wicket. Apart from her batting, she can also roll her arm over to bowl right arm medium pace.

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Nida Dar:

The experienced all-rounder from Pakistan bagged the player of the match in her last appearance against Ireland. With the bat, the right-handed middle order batter smashed 26 runs off 15 balls, including three boundaries and a six. Later, the right arm off spinner struck with 17/1 in three overs.

Muneeba Ali:

The left-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Pakistan top scored with 29 runs off 24 balls in her last game against Ireland. The southpaw hammered four boundaries. Despite losing her opening partner for a duck, Ali fought hard and anchored Pakistan’s batting innings.


This will be the fifth match of the tournament at this venue. The last match saw more than 300 runs being scored. 11 wickets fell in the process out of which fast bowlers claimed six and spinners accounted for five. The wicket seems to be good for batting. Expect a high scoring contest. Toss will be important as there is a high chance of rain. Team winning the toss may look to bowl first.


The weather is expected to be humid with occasional rain. The temperature can go up to 22 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover is 91 percent and the probability of precipitation is 94 percent. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.

Fantasy Playing XI

Alyssa Healy, Muneeba Ali, Beth Mooney, Bismah Maroof, Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner, Nida Dar, Tahlia McGrath, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Fatima Sana

Match details

Date: July 23, 2022

Time: 8.30PM IST

Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Bready

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