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PAK-W vs AUS-W, T20 Tri-Series, Match 5 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Pakistan Women vs Australia Women, (PAK-W vs AUS-W, Match #5)

Date: July 23, 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 contest between Australia and Pakistan women at 8:30 PM IST.

Pakistan Women vs Australia Women:

The match no. 5 of the 2022 women’s Tri-Series will see Pakistan and Australia going head to head for the second time in the competition. The two teams will face off at the same venue that is Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland on Saturday, July 23.

Pakistan have played two matches in the Tri-Series, claiming 6 points. After their first clash against Australia ended in a no result, they went on to beat Ireland in the second game by 13 runs on DLS method. In a rain-curtailed contest of 14 overs, Pakistan posted 92/5 batting first on the back of Nida Dar’s 26 off 15 and Muneeba Ali’s 24-ball 29. Dar, Fatima Sana and Tuba Hassan picked a wicket each to restrict Ireland to 83.

Australia have played three games, winning two and one getting washed out. In their last fixture, they hammered Ireland by 63 runs. Captain Meg Lanning smashed 74 off 49 while Tahlia McGrath played a blistering knock of her own with 70 off 45 as they posted 182/4 on the board. Megan Schutt, Alana King and Jess Jonassen picked two wickets each to restrict the hosts to 119/7.

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

The pitches at the Bready Cricket Club have offered assistance for bowlers in the ongoing competition, plenty of swing for pacers in particular. The first innings scores in the three completed matches in the series have read 99, 92 in 14 overs and 182.

The weather forecast doesn’t look good for the match as periods of rain are expected on Saturday, with over a 65% chance of precipitation. The temperature will be around 19°C.

Australia – Expected XI and Team News

The spin all-rounder Jess Jonassen returned back after recovering from Covid-19 and replaced Nicola Carey in the last game. Annabel Sutherland also came into the side in place of Grace Harris. Darcie Brown could be rested for this game due to workload management.

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

Pakistan – Expected XI and Team News

Pakistan have played with an unchanged playing XI in both the games this series. They have preferred Diana Beg and Kainat Imtiaz over Aiman Anwar and Omaima Sohail. The opening batter Iram Javed has only scored 51 runs in her last five innings and could well be left out.

Probable XI – Muneeba Ali (wk), Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (c), Ayesha Naseem, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Beg, Tuba Hassan, Anam Amin

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

Total Encounters – 11

Australia Women Won – 10

Pakistan Women Won – 0

No Result – 1

Australia lead the last five encounters by 4-0

Match 5: Five players to watch out for in the PAK-W vs AUS-W match

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

Meg Lanning: Batter, Australia

Meg Lanning is one of the best players in the game with an extraordinary record. She has amassed 3120 runs in 118 T20I matches at an average of 37 while striking at 116. The Aussie no. 3 has smashed two hundreds and 15 fifties in the format. Lanning is coming off an excellent knock of 74 and will be a top C/VC pick, priced at 9.5 credits.

Alana King: Bowler, Australia

Alana King has been a sensation in women’s cricket since her debut earlier this year. The leg-spinner has played five T20Is and has bagged nine wickets at 8.1 strike rate. She has snared 3/8, 3/9 and 2/11 in the ongoing Tri-Series. She’s a good C/VC option, priced at 8.5 credits.

Nida Dar: All-rounder, Pakistan

Nida Dar offers a great value for Pakistan with both bat and ball. She has 106 wickets in her T20I career at 5.34 rpo while also scoring 1293 runs at 16 average with four fifties. Dar was the player of the match in the last game, scoring 26 and picking a wicket. She is priced at 9.5 credits.

Megan Schutt: Bowler, Australia

Megan Schutt is amongst the best pacers in women’s cricket. She has claimed 100 wickets in T20 internationals from 78 matches at a strike rate of 15.3 with three four-fors. Schutt has picked four wickets in the tournament, including 2/16 in the last game. She’s priced at 8.5 credits.

Tahlia McGrath: All-rounder, Australia

Tahlia McGrath has been a huge asset for Australia in recent times. She has only batted in four T20I innings and has smashed 247 runs at 156 strike rate with only one dismissal. McGrath is coming on the back of a 45-ball 70 in the last game. She’s a must pick, priced at 9 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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