Cricket match date: 14th 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: Ireland Women
Team B: Pakistan Women
Team A Captain: L Delany
Team B Captain: Javeria Khan
Cricket Match Preview:
Two struggling and relatively low-key teams will meet in a crucial Group B encounter. Ireland women and Pakistan women have got off to a poor start in this world T20. Both were beaten quite easily by tournament favourites Australia women, whereas Pakistan was also brushed aside by archrival India women in their second cricket game.
Ireland women were always going to be up against Australia. Ireland have not seen a lot of success in this format of the game of cricket. They were beaten quite easily in almost every game of cricket earlier this year in the tri-series involving England women and New Zealand women. Coming into the tournament, they had a poor run in the warmup games against the weaker sides of the tournament like Sri Lanka women and Bangladesh women.
Pakistan women, on the other hand, have shown signs of improvement in the last few cricket games. But the wins have not come easily for them. They won their warm-up game easily against South Africa women but in their first game of the tournament against Australia, they failed to put together a good performance. They lost the game by a huge margin of 42 runs. In their next game against India, they gave a much better showing with the bat as they scored 133 runs after being sent into bat first.
Pakistan could have scored 10 extra runs had they not been reckless with their running between the wickets. They ran in the middle of the pitch twice and, as a result, handed over the penalty of 10 runs. But a more disappointing aspect was how easily India were able to get over the line while batting as Pakistani bowlers struggled to restrict Mithali Raj.
Both sides would like to win this encounter as it will hold them in good stead going ahead in the tournament. The side losing this game will be knocked out as both India and Australia of Group B have already registered two wins under their name and also have a far superior run-rate.
Cricket Match Information:
Ireland women will take on Pakistan women in a must-win game of cricket. It will be a Group B encounter. Both teams have already lost one and two games respectively. For Pakistan, it is going to be a do-or-die game; if they lose this one, they will out of the reckoning for the next round.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Ireland women’s lack of experience has come to fore in the tournament. They just could not perform against the strong Australia women cricket team in their first game of cricket. Our prediction is they will go with the same eleven in their second game.
Here is our prediction of Ireland Women’s playing XI:
- CMA Shillington
- CNIM Joyce
- GH Lewis
- EAJ Richardson
- IMHC Joyce
- L Delany
- KJ Garth
- SM Kavanagh
- MV Waldron
- LK O’Reilly,
- CJ Metcalfe
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Pakistan women had a better outing against India women than their first game of cricket. They are likely to continue with the same eleven. Our prediction is of the same eleven as their last game of cricket.
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
- Diana Baig
- Anam Amin
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Nida Dar had a brilliant game of cricket against India women. She not only scored a half-century but she also picked up a wicket. Our prediction is of another good performance from her in the game against Ireland.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Guyana pitches have proved to be the best to bat so far in the tournament. India women and New Zealand women played a high-scoring cricket game against each other. Our prediction is if Pakistan gets to bat first, then we may get to see a score of over 150 runs from them otherwise, it will be difficult. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Pakistan women are going to be an overwhelming favourite for this cricket game. Their recent improvement and confidence in their ability may prove to be a bit too much for Ireland women. Hence, our prediction is of a Pakistan victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Nida Dar (PAK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Diana Baig (PAK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Nida Dar (PAK)
Ireland Women – 5.10
Pakistan Women – 1.11
*odds may change anytime