Cricket match date: 16th November 2018
Cricket match time: 01:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: ICC Women’s World T20
Team A: Pakistan Women
Team B: New Zealand Women
Team A Captain: Javeria Khan
Team B Captain: Amy Satterthwaite
Cricket Match Preview:
In a short tournament like World T20, there is very little scope for those who start slow. It is because of this reason that New Zealand and Pakistan find themselves in a precarious situation. While New Zealand lost their virtual quarterfinal against India women in the very first game of the tournament, Pakistan lost their first game of cricket against the mighty Australian women team.
Those losses meant that both New Zealand women and Pakistan women had to win the next game of cricket against Australia and India respectively. But both Australia and India proved to be too strong for both teams and that left New Zealand and Pakistan in almost a hopeless situation. Both India and Australia women are so far ahead on the net run-rate front that even if both New Zealand and Pakistan win their last two games, it may not be enough.
But just like life, one does not leave hope even on cricket grounds hence, fight they must. New Zealand and Pakistan will take on each other in order to stay alive in the tournament. Pakistan won their third cricket game against Ireland easily and if they can spring a surprise against New Zealand, one never knows how things can pant out. But even if Pakistan do not qualify and they can upset New Zealand, that would be a milestone for number 7th ranked side in the world.
New Zealand would hope for something similar as now they have two relatively easier games lined up against Pakistan women and Ireland women. With two tough games out of the way, New Zealand will back themselves to win big against the two opponents. They would need some help from Ireland to help them qualify to the next round. If Ireland can somehow upset India in their game, that would enhance the chance of New Zealand qualifying splendidly.
Cricket Match Information:
New Zealand and Pakistan women will take on each other in a Group B cricket match of World T20. It will be the final group game for Pakistan women, whereas it will be the third cricket game for New Zealand women in this competition. While Pakistan have managed to win one game out of the three games played, New Zealand have tasted defeat in both their games so far.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Pakistan women were thoroughly dominant against Ireland women in their last cricket game. Not only they scored an over par score but they also bowled brilliantly to not allow Ireland to get away. Our prediction is that they will repeat the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Pakistan Women’s playing XI:
- Ayesha Zafar
- Nahida Khan
- U Sohail
- Javeria Khan
- B Maroof
- Nida Dar
- Aliya Riaz
- Sana Mir
- Sidra Nawaz
- Aiman Anwer
- Nashra Sandhu
New Zealand Women
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
New Zealand women had an indifferent outing against India women followed by a poor show against Australia women. With the exception of Suzie Bates, none of the players has truly performed to their full potential. Our prediction is we may get to see changes in their lineup.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Suzie Bates
- AM Peterson
- SFM Devine
- AE Satterthwaite
- KJ Martin
- ML Green
- Katie Martin
- Haidee Tiffen
- Amelia Kerr
- Leigh Kasperek
- LMM Tahuhu
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Suzie Bates has been in terrific form in this world T20, perhaps the only player of New Zealand who is in form currently. However, her good knocks are failing to win the games of cricket for New Zealand. Our prediction is we may get to see a match-winning knock from her in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Scores of around 140 and 150 have proved to be match-winning score so far in the tournament on this ground. That trend is expected to continue in this game of cricket as well. Conditions are expected to be dry.
New Zealand women will begin the game of cricket as favourites. There is no question about it. But now it is beyond simply winning the game of cricket for them. They need to win big and hope that Ireland surprise India women in their game. Our prediction is of a one-sided New Zealand victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Suzie Bates (NZ) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
LM Kasperek (NZ) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Suzie Bates (NZ)
New Zealand Women – 1.18
Pakistan Women – 4.00
*odds may change anytime