The 20th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Pakistan and West Indies on March 21 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. While Pakistan have not won a single match out of their four appearances in the World Cup so far, West Indies have won three out of their five matches.
Head to Head
Pakistan and West Indies have played 33 ODIs against each other, out of which West Indies have won 24 and Pakistan have won nine.
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
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
The right-handed opening batter scored a delectable century against Bangladesh in her last outing. However, her century went in vain as Pakistan lost the match by nine runs. With that century, she is the only player from Pakistan to register a century in the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
The left arm spinner of Pakistan was the pick of the bowlers in her last game against Bangladesh when she scalped 3-41 in her 10 overs. The wily spinner is a genuine wicket-taker and will be the key to Pakistan’s success in the upcoming matches.
The star West Indian all-rounder won the player of the match in her last outing against Bangladesh. The right-arm off-spinner wreaked havoc with the ball picking up 4-15 in her 10 overs, including one maiden. It was also her career-best bowling figure. With the bat, the right-handed opening batter scored 18 runs.
The wicket-keeper-bat from West Indies scored a brilliant half-century against Bangladesh to help her side post a decent total of 9-140 in 50 overs. She was the lone warrior in the fight as she saw wickets crumbling all around her.
This will be the sixth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Out of the five matches played at this venue in this tournament, teams batting first have won four, while the team batting second have won just once. The average first innings score is 270 and the average second innings score is 222.
The weather is expected to be rainy, cloudy, and breezy. The average temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius, with 93 percent chance of precipitation and 90 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Shemaine Campbelle, Deandra Dottin, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Ameen, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor, Nida Dar, Bismah Maroof, Nashra Sandhu, Fatima Sana, Afy Fletcher
Date: March 21, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
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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.