The 17th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and West Indies on March 18 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. While Bangladesh have won one out of their three matches, West Indies have won two out of their four matches in the tournament so far.
Head to Head
Bangladesh and West Indies have not played a single ODI against each other. However, they have played three T20Is against each other, with West Indies winning all of them.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (Captain), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmim, Shanjida Akther Maghla
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice-Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Players to watch out for
This right handed top order batter of Bangladesh was the leading run getter for her side in her last outing against Pakistan. She mustered 71 runs off 115 balls to help Bangladesh post a fighting score of 7-234 in 50 overs.
This right arm leg spinner won the player of the match in her last match against Pakistan when she picked up 3-38 in eight overs. She bowled well in the middle overs and provided her team with the necessary breakthroughs.
The captain of West Indies was the lone warrior in the last match against Australia. She top-scored with 50 runs off 91 balls to steer her side past the 100-run mark. Apart from her batting, she is more than a handy right-arm off-spinner.
In the four matches that West Indies have played so far in this World Cup, this all-rounder has been the top run-getter and top wicket-taker for her side. The right-handed opening batter has registered 207 runs and picked up six wickets, bowling right arm off spin.
This will be the seventh match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Teams batting first and teams batting second have won three matches each. The average first innings score here in this edition of the World Cup has been 214 and the average second innings score has been 196.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny. The average temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius, with just five percent chance of precipitation and 41 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the northeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Shemaine Campbell, Deandra Dottin, Fargana Hoque, Sharmin Akhter, Hayley Matthews, Rumana Ahmed, Stafanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun
Date: March 18, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.