Match: Ireland women vs Pakistan women T20I (IRE-W vs PAK-W)
Date: July 19, 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Magheramason, Northern Ireland
Australia women and Pakistan women are in Ireland for a six-game tri-series that will serve as a good preparatory tournament for the teams ahead of the Commonwealth Games scheduled to begin later this month.
The first game of the tri-series between Australia and Pakistan produced no result, with only eight overs possible in the match due to rain. Australia, however, put up a fine bowling performance, picking up six wickets in eight overs while conceding 56 runs. In the second T20I between Ireland and Australia, the visitors won by nine wickets. Batting first, Ireland were able to muster only 99 runs in 20 overs. The top score of 22 runs came from opening batter Rebecca Stokell, while five batters were dismissed on single digit scores. The chase was simple for Australia, who wrapped it up in 12.5 overs. Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning remained unbeaten on 45 and 39 runs each.
The third T20I of the series will be played between Ireland and Pakistan. The hosts won a match against South Africa last month by 10 wickets and thus cannot be taken lightly even though they have never won only 2 of 14 games against Pakistan. Ireland will be led by Laura Delany, while Bismah Maroof will be at the helm of Pakistan.
Ahead of the third T20 of the tri-series, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.
Weather update and pitch report for IRE-W vs PAK-W T20I
The pitch is expected to be a bit slow. A total of 14 T20 internationals have been played at this venue, of which six have been won by the teams batting first. The average first innings score on this ground is 148, while the average second innings score is 134. The highest total recorded is 178 for 2 while the lowest total recorded is 79 for 10. Expect the spinners to play a better role at this venue as compared to the quicks.
The weather during the game will be pleasant and the sky will be clear. The temperature will fluctuate between 19 to 24 degrees.
Ireland women team news and predicted XI
Team news: Ireland come into this game on the back of a loss to Australia. Their batters put up a completely disappointing performance, losing all wickets for just 99 runs. The top score of 22 runs came from opening batter Rebecca Stokell, while five batters were dismissed on single digit scores.
Squad: Laura Delany (c), Ava Canning, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron
Predicted XI: Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Rachel Delaney, Mary Waldron (wk), Laura Delany (c), Sophie MacMahon, Arlene Kelly, Georgina Dempsey, Cara Murray
Pakistan women team news and predicted XI
Team news: This will be the first game of the tri-series for Pakistan considering that the series opener was washed out. The same squad which played in the recently concluded three-match T20I series at home against Sri Lanka has been selected for the tour of Ireland. Pakistan will be high on confidence as they come into this series after whitewashing Sri Lanka.
Squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza (wk), Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (wk), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal and Tuba Hassan
Predicted XI: Muneeba Ali (wk), Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Ayesha Naseem, Kainat Imtiaz, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Tuba Hassan.
Head to head record
Ireland women and Pakistan women have met each other in 14 T20 matches of which Ireland have won only two.
Total games – 14
Pakistan – 12
Ireland – 2
Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for IRE-W vs PAK-W
Gaby Lewis – batter, Ireland
MPL price – 9.5 credits
Gaby Lewis brings with her the experience of 52 T20 internationals, from which she has 1107 runs at an average of 25.15. Even though Lewis bagged a golden duck in the game against Australia, she is still a good pick for your MPL team. Lewis scored 52, 31 and 29 runs in the three T20Is against South Africa recently. In the ODIs, too, she scored a half century in three games.
Rebecca Stokell – batter, Ireland
MPL price – 8.5 credits
The last game against Australia was Rebecca Stokell’s first international game since November last year, but she top scored for Ireland with a knock of 22. The opener has not got a lot of chances in the ODI team but she is likely to retain her place in the playing XI in the next game and will be looking to make the most of the opportunity.
Aliya Riaz – all-rounder, Pakistan
MPL price – 9 credits
Despite bagging a golden duck in the series opener, Aliya Riaz is still a good pick for your MPL team. Recently against Sri Lanka, the all-rounder scored a half century and brings with her the experience of 52 T20Is from which she has 561 runs and 17 wickets.
Anam Amin – bowler, Pakistan
MPL price – 9 credits
Anam Amin is Pakistan’s highest ranked bowler in ICC T20 rankings. The left-arm spinner has taken 61 wickets in 61 T20I matches and was also impressive in the recent series against Sri Lanka
Bismah Maroof – batter, Pakistan
MPL price – 9.5 credits
Besides being one of Pakistan’s best batters, their skipper Bismah Maroof is also among the most experienced players in the team. Maroof has played 112 T20Is, from which she has a batting average of 27.60 along with 36 wickets. She has been in good form in the recent past and is a good choice for your MPL team’s captaincy or vice captaincy.
MPL fantasy XI – IRE-W vs PAK-W
IRE-W vs PAK-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The tri series will not be televised live in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app. The match will begin at 8.30 PM IST on July 19.
Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/
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.