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AUS-W vs PAK-W, T20 Tri-Series – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Australia Women vs Pakistan Women, (AUS-W vs PAK-W, Match #1)

Date: July 16, 2022 – 8:30 PM IST

Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Northern Ireland

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, the women’s T20 Tri-Series 2022 in Ireland will be streamed live on the online platform FanCode. Watch the live action between Australia and Pakistan women at 8:30 PM IST.

Australia Women vs Pakistan Women:

Ireland, Pakistan and the world champions Australia women’s are set to compete in a Tri-Series in Ireland. The first match of the competition will witness Australia and Pakistan lock horns at the Bready Cricket Club on Saturday, July 16. 

Australia women have played 11 T20Is since the last T20 World Cup, winning six and losing two with three matches ending in no result. Their last assignment was a three-match series against England as a part of the Ashes. They claimed the first T20I by nine wickets while the remaining two were washed out.

Pakistan played a bilateral series against Sri Lanka in May, clean sweeping the visitors by 3-0 at Karachi. They chased in all three games and claimed victories by six wickets, seven wickets and four wickets, respectively. Pakistan have a big challenge ahead of them as they have never defeated Australia in a T20I.

This Tri-Series offers both Australia and Pakistan some preparation for the upcoming T20 competition in Commonwealth Games 2022, starting later this July in Birmingham.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for AUS-W vs PAK-W

Bready Cricket Club has hosted 10 T20 matches in men’s cricket. The pitches have offered assistance for the seamers. The average first innings score at the venue reads 158. The team batting first has won six out of 10 matches here.

The weather forecast suggests it will be partly cloudy on Saturday evening. The match shouldn’t be affected as there’s only an 8% chance of rain. The temperature will be around 15°C.

Australia – Expected XI and Team News

Australia have announced their 15-member squad for the Tri-Series and Commonwealth Games. Spin all-rounder Jess Jonassen was tested Covid-19 positive and will miss this game. They’ve called in Heather Graham as replacement, with Annabel Sutherland likely to slot in the playing XI.

Probable XI – Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Darcie Brown, Alana King, Megan Schutt

Pakistan – Expected XI and Team News

Pakistan have picked an unchanged playing XI for the Tri-Series. They do have a pretty settled batting unit, with the only selection dilemma between Gull Feroza and Omaima Sohail. Their bowling attack comprises Anam Amin, Aiman Anwar, Tuba Hassan, Fatima Sana and Nida Dar.

Probable XI – Muneeba Ali (wk), Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Ayesha Naseem, Aiman Anwar, Tuba Hassan, Anam Amin

Head to head record of AUS-W vs PAK-W

Total Encounters – 10

Australia Women Won – 10

Pakistan Women Won – 0

Australia lead the last five encounters by 5-0

Match 1: Five players to watch out for in the AUS-W vs PAK-W match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Beth Mooney: Wicketkeeper Batter, Australia

Beth Mooney is one of the most consistent batters in the game, piling on runs across tournaments and formats. She has played 61 T20 internationals, scoring 1649 runs at an average of 37 while striking at 122. The left hander has two hundreds and 11 fifties to her name in T20Is. Mooney is a top pick for captaincy, priced at 10 credits.

Megan Schutt: Bowler, Australia

Megan Schutt is amongst the best pacers in women’s cricket. The right arm pacer has done an excellent job for Australia in the shorter format, picking 96 wickets from 75 matches. She has an economy of 6.07 and strikes every 15 balls. Schutt has snared three four-wicket hauls in T20Is. She’s a good C/VC option, priced at 8.5 credits.

Nida Dar: All-rounder, Pakistan

Nida Dar is a key player for Pakistan, with skill set in both departments. She has 105 wickets in her T20I career at an economy of 5.34 while also scoring over 1200 runs at an average of 16 with four fifties. Dar picked two wickets and scored 50 runs in their last series against Sri Lanka. She is priced at 9.5 credits.

Tahlia McGrath: All-rounder, Australia

Tahlia McGrath has developed into a valuable asset for Australia in the last year or so. The all-rounder has only played five T20Is, scoring 177 runs in three innings and is yet to be dismissed. She has a strike rate of 157 so far with highest score of 91*. McGrath also has three wickets in three innings. She’s priced at 9 credits.

Alyssa Healy: Batter, Australia

One of the most destructive batters in the women’s game, Alyssa Healy has amassed 2236 runs in T20I cricket at an average of 24 and strike rate of 130. She has smashed one hundred and 12 fifties in the format. The last time she was on the field, Healy hammered 170 in the ODI WC final. She will cost you 9.5 credits.

MPL Fantasy XI

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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