The sixth match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and Pakistan on March 8 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. While Australia won the first match of their World Cup campaign against England by 12 runs, Pakistan suffered a defeat at the hands of India by 107 runs in their first match of the World Cup.
Head to Head
Australia and Pakistan have played 12 ODIs against each other and Australia have won all of them.
Australia: Meg Lanning (captain), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (captain), Nida Dar (vice-captain), Aiman Anwer, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz
Players to watch out for
The vice-captain of Australia, who opened the batting in her last match against England muscled a blistering 130 off 131 balls, to help her side post a daunting score of 310 in 50 overs. The southpaw played some good-looking shots in the process of registering her maiden World Cup century.
The young right-arm leg spinner of Australia was the pick of the bowlers for Australia in her last outing against England. She picked up 3-59 in her 10 overs. She bowled well in the middle overs and provided her team with the necessary breakthroughs.
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan top scored with 30 runs off 64 balls in her last match against India. She was there in the middle for 21 overs and held the Pakistani batting together. It will be important for her to give a good start to her team in the upcoming matches as well.
The left-arm spinner from Pakistan had a good outing against India in her last match. She picked up 2-36 in her 10 overs and was the most economical bowler for Pakistan. She bowled well in tandem with the experienced Nida Dar, not allowing the opposition to run away with the game.
The last match that was played here, which was a part of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, saw less than 400 runs being scored. Spinners enjoyed themselves as they picked up the majority of the wickets in the last match. Pakistan played a match at this venue earlier during the World Cup and may know the conditions better than Australia.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant. The average temperature will be around 24 degrees Celsius, with nine percent chance of precipitation and 43 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning, Sidra Ameen, Nida Dar, Tahlia McGrath, Bismah Maroof, Ellyse Perry, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Alana King
Date: March 8, 2022
Time: 6.30 am IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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