The 16th match of the ICC Women’s World T20 2023 will be played between Pakistan and West Indies on February 19 at Boland Park in Paarl. The game will begin at 6.30 PM IST (3 PM LOCAL).
Pakistan will play their third match in the tournament, having won one and lost one. West Indies, on the other hand, will play their fourth and last league match, having won one and lost two.
Pakistan and West Indies have played 16 T20Is against each other, out of which Pakistan have won six, and West Indies have won 10.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (c), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Fatima Sana, Javeria Wadood, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Tuba Hassan
West Indies: Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams
Players to watch
The wily left-arm spinner of Pakistan was the wrecker-in-chief with the ball in her last appearance against Ireland. She scalped 4/18 in four overs and registered her best bowling figures in T20Is. She was very effective in the middle overs.
The stylish southpaw of Pakistan packed a punch with a delectable 102 off 68 in the last game against Ireland. The opening batter blasted 14 boundaries in her blitzkrieg. She steered her side to a competitive total of 5/165 in 20 overs and won the player of the match award.
The West Indies captain led from the front as she guided her side to their first win in this T20 World Cup. The right-handed opening batter muscled a belligerent 66 not out off 53 and claimed 1/32 in four overs, bowling right-arm off-spin. She bagged the player of the match award for her all-round performance against Ireland.
The right-arm speedster of West Indies was the most successful bowler for her side in the last fixture against Ireland. She opened the bowling with Chinelle Henry and snapped 3/24 in four overs. She struck in her first over, giving the perfect start to her team with the ball.
It will be the tournament’s fifth match at the venue. Out of the four games played here, the teams batting first and second have won two apiece. The average first innings score is 136, and the average second innings score is 97. The surface looks good for batting. Expect a high-scoring contest.
The weather is expected to be sunny and hot. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be a seven percent cloud cover and a two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof, Shemaine Campbelle, Ayesha Naseem, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, Chinelle Henry, Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal, Shamilia Connell
Date: February 19, 2023
Time: 6.30 PM IST (3 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
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.