Match 26 Predictions – New Zealand vs Pakistan Women | Who will win this?

The 26th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan on March 26 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. While New Zealand have won two out of their six matches in this World Cup so far, Pakistan have won one out of their six matches in the tournament to date.

 

Match 26 – New Zealand vs Pakistan Women | Squad | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming
Match 26 – New Zealand vs Pakistan Women | Squad | Fantasy XI | Players to Watch | Live Streaming

Match preview

Head to Head

New Zealand and Pakistan have played 13 ODIs against each other, out of which New Zealand have won 12 and Pakistan have won one.

Squads

New Zealand: Sophie Devine (captain), Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Frances Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

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

Maddy Green:

Player Profile of Maddy Green in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Maddy Green in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

The right-handed middle order batter of New Zealand scored a brilliant 52 not out in her last game against England. She held the innings together and batted for the last 20 overs of the match. She helped New Zealand to go past the 200-run mark.

Frances Mackay:

Player Profile of Frances Mackay in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Frances Mackay in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

The right arm off spinner of New Zealand was the pick of the bowlers against England as she scalped 4-34 in her nine overs. She bowled well in the middle overs as well as at the death. She almost steered her team to a win with her double strike in the 45th over of the match.

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Sidra Ameen:

Player Profile of Sidra Ameen in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Sidra Ameen in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

The right handed opening batter of Pakistan top scored with 32 runs in her last match against England. She will be the key to give Pakistan a good start at the top of the order. She also has a World Cup century in this edition playing against Bangladesh.

Diana Baig:

Player Profile of Diana Baig in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Diana Baig in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

The right-arm quick of Pakistan is a good new ball bowler. She was the lone wicket-taker for Pakistan in her last outing against England. Apart from being wicket-taking bowling, she is a gun fielder and more than a handy lower order batter.

Pitch

This will be the second match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Team batting second won the last match that was played at this venue. The wicket looks good for batting, while there could be some purchase for the bowlers in the first hour of the play with the new ball.

Weather

The weather is expected to be partly cloudy. The average temperature will be around 20 degrees Celsius, with 25 percent chance of precipitation and 50 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.

Fantasy playing XI

Katey Martin, Amy Satterthwaite, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Ameen, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Nida Dar, Lea Tahuhu, Frances Mackay, Diana Baig

Match Details

Date: March 26, 2022

Time: 3.30am IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Live streaming: Star Sports, Disney + Hotstar

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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.

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