Following the Twenty20 leg of the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament 2022/23, The Basters and the Dynamites will now clash in the opener of the One-Day fixtures at the State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex in Karachi, on the 23rd of May, 2023, at 9:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
In the lead-up to the One-Day leg of the competition, the Blasters lost all three of their games, while the Dynamites registered wins in two matches, with one of those victories coming against the Blasters by a significant 49-run margin.
Blasters – Muneeba Ali (C), Aleena Shah, Anam Amin, Asma Amin, Ayesha Bilal, Ayesha Javed, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fajar Naveed, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Saba Nazir, Saiqa Riaz, Zaib-un-Nisa, Zunera Shah
Dynamites – Sidra Amin (C), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Fatima Shahid, Ghulam Fatima, Humna Bilal, Khadija Chishti, Laiba Nasir, Maham Manzoor, Nashra Sundhu, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Sidra Nawaz, Waheeda Akhtar, Yusra Amir
Players to watch out:
The 25-year-old keeper-batter in 30 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) has scored 730 runs and with a couple of fifties and a century to her name, she’s got the highest of 107. In the 1st T20 leg of the tournament, Muneeba starred with 96 runs in 3 innings.
The 30-year-old all-rounder in ODIs, in 16 bowling innings has struck 14 scalps and scored 134 runs in 13 innings. Kainat in the T20 fixtures, contributed with 39 runs, while only managed to strike a wicket.
The 31-year-old batter, in 52 ODI outings has scored 1321 runs at an average of 26.42 and has got the highest of 176*. Sidra in the 3-match T20 season scored 73 runs of which 55 runs had come in an inning alone.
The 25-year-old batting all-rounder, in ODIs, in 34 outings has scored 696 runs and has struck 17 scalps in 25 innings. Omaima in a couple of T20 outings scored 29 runs and struck a couple of wickets.
The State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi, provides a batting-friendly pitch, with a healthy average score. Nevertheless, during the middle overs, bowlers, especially spinners, can prove to be impactful and pose a significant challenge to the batters.
Despite cloudy overhead, the chances of rain are very slim, meaning we should have a complete game on our hands. The temperature is expected to range in the early 30s with moderate winds and a humidity level of 63%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof, Sidra Amin, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Khadija Chishti, Nashra Sundhu, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Ghulam Fatima
Date – May 23, 2023
Time – 9:30 AM IST
Venue – State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games in the series on the FanCode app and website.