The 24th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between England and Pakistan on March 24 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. While England have won two out of their five matches in this World Cup so far, Pakistan have won one out of their five matches in the tournament to date.
Head to Head
England and Pakistan have played 11 ODIs against each other, out of which England have won 10 and one match did not produce a result.
England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlotte Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danielle Wyatt
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
This English all-rounder won the player of the match in her last game against New Zealand as she top scored with 61 runs to help England win by one wicket. With the ball, she bowled nine overs and conceded just 27 runs.
This right arm seamer was the pick of the bowlers for England as she struck with 3-35 in her 10 overs. She bowled well in the middle overs and provided her team with the required breakthroughs in the last match against New Zealand.
The right arm off spinner of Pakistan won the player of the match in her last outing against West Indies. In the rain-curtailed affair, she picked up 4-10 in her four overs, registering her career best ODI figures and best bowling figures for Pakistan in Women’s Cricket World Cup.
The left handed opening batter of Pakistan top scored with 37 runs off 43 balls to lead the run chase against West Indies. Playing her first match in this World Cup, she played an integral role in Pakistan’s first win in the tournament.
This will be the first match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. So far, nine women’s ODIs have been played here, with teams batting first winning three and teams batting second winning six. The average first innings score is 208, with the highest being 455 and lowest being 56. The average second innings score is 119, with the highest being 191 and lowest being 47.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and warm. The average temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius, with 62 percent chance of precipitation and 31 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the southeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Muneeba Ali, Omaima Sohail, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Nida Dar, Bismah Maroof, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Nashra Sandhu, Charlotte Dean
Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 6.30am IST
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar
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