The ninth match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Pakistan and South Africa on March 11 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. While Pakistan have lost both their matches in the World Cup campaign so far, South Africa have won one.
Head to Head
Pakistan and South Africa have played 24 ODIs against each other, out of which South Africa have won 18, Pakistan have won four and one match each ending in a tie and producing no result.
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
South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon (vc), Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Maria Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune.
Players to watch out for
Pakistan’s captain top scored in her last outing against Australia with a brilliant 78 not out off 122 balls to help her side post 190 in 50 overs. The southpaw will have to shoulder the batting responsibility of her team going into the World Cup ahead.
This all-rounder had a good outing with the ball as she picked up two wickets against Australia, bowling right arm off spin. She is also a solid middle order batter. Pakistan will want this all-rounder to fire with both bat and ball.
This South African right arm speedster wreaked havoc with the ball against Bangladesh as she struck with four wickets. She bowled well in the middle overs and provided the Proteas with the regular breakthroughs.
This right-handed opening batter of South Africa scored 41 in the World Cup opener against Bangladesh. She will be required to give a strong and steady start to her team. Apart from her batting, she is an excellent outfielder.
Three matches of this ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup have been played here so far. Teams batting first have won twice, while the team batting second has won once. The average first innings score is 231 and the average second innings score is 195. Batting has not been that easy and bowlers have enjoyed themselves bowling here.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant. The average temperature will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with just a one percent chance of precipitation and 45 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the north-east.
Fantasy playing XI
Trisha Chetty, Omaima Sohail, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Ayabonga Khaka, Nashra Sandhu, Shabnim Ismail
Date: March 11, 2022
Time: 6.30 am 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.