WIW Vs PKW Dream 11 Prediction: After flaying Thailand, West Indies strive for their second win on the bounce today.
For West Indies, the real worldcup begins today. Being handed over an extremely easy tie in their tournamnet opener, for the unit, facing Thailand was little more than a practice encounter.
And they ensured that they doled out the performance everyone had envisioned from them in that fixture with a 7 wicket trouncing of the Asian country taking them all the way to first place in Group B after the first round of fixtures. It’s a position they’ll be looking to further consolidate on with each encounter being pivotal for the unit in a group where the clamour for a place in the annuls will be extremely feisty.
Elsewhere, Pakistan who are playing their first tie of the world cup come into today’s encounter having been defeated by Bangladesh in their practice encounter prior to the world cup. It was a shambolic display with the bat by them, a precarious display which saw them bundled out for a mere 106 as they shambolically faltered in pursuit of what should have been a relatively 112 run target.
This will be a closely contested encounter, one we envisage swinging West Indies’ way courtesy of their more sublime batting unit. They have a repertoire of bats who can come out and stick their time in the middle to scamper their way to crucial runs on a surface where every run will be decisive.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With this being the second contest to be played over here, we’ll be in for a fixture where the ball will stay low, grip and immensely turn. An already treacherous surface will further regress come this encounter with the side winning the toss selecting to come out and chase with a clear idea of how to subject themselves to their run chase.
Probable Playing 11
Hayley Matthews, Lee-Ann Kirby, Stafanie Taylor (C), Deandra Dottin, Chedean Nation, Shermaine Campbelle (WK), Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed
Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof (C), Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Daina Baig, Anam Amin, Aiman Anwer
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match: West Indies Women Vs Pakistan Women Group B
Date And Time: 26th February, Wednesday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Telecast: Star Sports 1/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor, Chedean Nation, Shermaine Campbelle, Anisa Mohammed
- Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aiman Anwer
West Indies’ Shemaine Campbelle came out to close out her side’s run chase in the previous encounter with her 25 run knock ensuring her side were able to peel down the target without any jitters. Along with her batting acumen, she’ll be heavily involved behind the wickets as well to see us move in with her for the clash.
Whilst opener Hayley Matthews was largely impressive with the bat the last time around, she sent down a wicket to wicket line and length to send down lethal figures of 1-12, a succulent display which sees us make her our only pick from West Indies.
From the opposition meanwhile we are getting in opener Javeria Khan after she top scored for the side in the previous encounter with 41 runs with Muneeba Ali partnering her up for the clash.
A performance worthy of being a side’s captain, a player of the encounter from Stefanie Taylor saw her guide her side to a 7 wicket win against Thailand. She not only scraped 3 wickets with the ball but returned to remain unbeaten on 26 runs with the bat as well, a true all-round performance which saw her dismiss Thailand with disdain.
The 1-14 with the ball sees us get in Chinelle Henry as well from the confident for the day. From Pakistan meanwhile, after showing tenacity with the bat to stay out in the middle for 21 balls and register 14 runs in them the last time around, Nida Dar comes in for us along with captain Bismah Mahroof.
Both Anisa Mohammed and Shamilia Connel were ominous in the previous encounter with the two moving in tandem to send down a wicket to wicket line and length. Their deliveries were too tricky to get under, inducing false shots in the batters and getting Thailand’s bats to go for the false shots.
From Pakistan meanwhile, Diana Baig becomes our final pick for the upcoming encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
West Indies Bat First: Taylor will be our side’s captain given her all-round skill set while Mahroof is our vice-captain.
Pakistan Bat First: Matthews will captain our setup while Taylor is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Campbelle, Matthews, Khan, Ali, Taylor, Henry, Maroof, Dar, Mohammed, Connell, Baig