The 27th match of the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and England on March 27 at Basin Reserve in Wellington. While Bangladesh have won one out of their six matches in this World Cup so far, England have won three out of their six matches in the tournament to date.
Head to Head
Bangladesh and England have never played an ODI against each other before. However they have played three T20Is (last in 2018) against each other and England have won all the three.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (Captain), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmim, Shanjida Akther Maghla
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
Players to watch out for
The all-rounder from Bangladesh had a good outing against Australia in the last match. She top-scored with 33 runs batting in the middle order. She batted for almost 20 overs to take Bangladesh to a respectable score.
The veteran right arm-off spinner from Bangladesh was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Australia. She scalped 3-23 in nine overs. She opened the bowling with Jahanara Alam and bowled well with the new ball. She got the better of Australia’s top three.
The right handed opening batter of England won the player of the match for her brilliant 76 not out against Pakistan in the last game. This was her first half-century in this World Cup. With that, she helped England beat Pakistan by nine wickets.
The right arm medium pace bowler of England had a good outing with the ball against Pakistan. She opened the bowling and picked up 3-17 in eight overs. She bowled well with the new ball, not allowing the opposition batters to score freely of her.
This will be the sixth match of the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be played here. Out of the six matches, one was washed out. From the remaining four, team batting first has won once and the teams batting second have won three matches. The wicket is expected to be on a slower side and there could be some purchase for the bowlers. Batters could find it difficult to score freely.
The weather is expected to be considerably cloudy and windy with a couple of showers early in the day. The average temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius, with 74 percent chance of precipitation and 95 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy playing XI
Nigar Sultana, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole
Date: March 27, 2022
Time: 3.30am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
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