Clashing Teams: West Indies Women and Pakistan Women
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Date: July 09th, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 AM (Local) & 07:00 PM (IST)
Head to Head: West Indies Women- 19 and Pakistan Women- 07
West Indies Women
• The hosts ruled the event of the inaugural face-off by winning the match with 5 wickets surplus. Skipper Stafanie Taylor single-handedly dominated the match by collecting three scalps and ceasing Pakistan’s first inning advancement for 205 runs and later contributing unbeaten 105 runs with bat and conquering the match sparing 13 balls. Anisa Mohammed also collected two crucial wickets by signing-off Pakistan’s skipper Javeria Khan and Omaima Sohail in quick succession.
• The Caribbean team will be eager to clinch two in a row success when the Stafanie Taylor led unit will meet their South-Asian counterparts in the second 50-over combat scheduled to be played on Friday. No immediate changes in the playing XI are on the cards although better commitment is proposed from Caribbean batters, as except Stafanie Taylor none of the other batters exhibit match-winner qualities.
• Team Pakistan will be hoping for a quick turnaround after demoralizing the first game, the visitors settling for the losing spot for the fourth straight game of the tour. Batting first in the game, Pakistan scored a satisfactory 205 runs where Muneeba Ali (36 runs), Ayesha Zafar (46 runs) and Nida Dar (55 runs) were the top run-scorers. However, a let down of the game this time came from Pakistan’s bowlers who were unable to stop the leakage of runs and at last off-tracked the plot with 5 wickets setback.
• The visitors will be craving for an introductory win in the Friday’s face-off and leading from the front approach is the need of the hour from experienced players. Performance of Pakistan’s veteran right-hand batter Javeria Khan would be crucial for the team along with some firing from Ayesha Zafar in the power-play overs. For bowling duties, Pakistan definitely needs to raise the bar and Diana Baig along with Sadia Iqbal can prove the ‘game-changer’ for the green jersey team.
Friday is ready to unfold another set of intense game between two equally proficient sides. However, viewing the winning streak of the West Indies team and their better insight of the playing conditions, it looks like the Stafanie Taylor led team is ready for another win. The Coolidge Cricket Ground unfolds as a dream wicket for batters and high scoring clash is on the cards. Viewing past records, the probable choice for toss-winning skipper would be to bat first and post somewhere around 250-270 runs total on board.
Market Odds (As on 08:15 P.M)
Top run-scorer for Team West Indies W- Stafanie Taylor- The Caribbean skipper proved to be the standout performer in the previous faceoff and single-handedly turned the events of the match. Stafanie Taylor scored a match-winning 43 runs knock and collected 4 scalps including a hat-trick in the match.
Top run-scorer for Team Pakistan W-Nida Dar -The right-hand batter was the highest scorer for team Pakistan and scored a fabulous 55 runs knock off 71 balls which includes four boundaries and one mammoth six.
Probable Playing XI for the Match
West Indies Women: Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shamilia Connell, Aaliyah Alleyne, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight (wk), Chedean Nation, Hayley Matthews, Shakera Selman
Pakistan Women: Javeria Khan (c), Javeria Rauf, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Ayesha Naseem, Nashra Sandhu, Diana Baig, Anam Amin