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PAK-W vs SL-W, 1st ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women, (PAK-W vs SL-W, 1st ODI)

Date: June 1, 2022 – 10 AM IST

Venue: Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

The series will not be telecast or live streamed in India.

Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 1st ODI:

Having swept the visitors by 3-0 in the T20I series, Pakistan Women will take on Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series at Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi. The first of three games will take place on Wednesday, June 1.

Pakistan Women claimed their first win in the Women’s ODI World Cup since 2009 earlier this year in New Zealand, when they defeated West Indies by eight wickets in a rain-shortened 20-over match. Apart from that win, the rest of the campaign wasn’t great as they finished at the bottom of the table with six losses out of seven matches and a lower net run-rate than Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Women, on the other hand, missed out on the ODI World Cup after the qualifiers were called off due to the threat of coronavirus and the spots were decided on the basis of ICC rankings. They had played only one game in that tournament, where they defeated Netherlands by 31 runs on DLS method.

The three-match series will count towards and kick start the third edition of the ICC Women’s Championship from 2022-25, with the top six teams qualifying for the 2025 ODI World Cup directly.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for PAK-W vs SL-W, 1st ODI

The Southend Club Cricket Stadium has never hosted any international games in the fifty-over format. The pitch expected to have something in it for everyone. The spinners, in particular, should enjoy the surface as we saw in the T20I series.

The weather in Karachi on Wednesday is likely to be mostly sunny with gusty winds in the afternoon. There’s only a 5% chance of rain with the temperature hovering around 34°C.

Pakistan Women – Expected XI and Team News

Gull Feroza, Sadaf Shamas and Sadia Iqbal are the new additions to the Pakistan ODI squad that played the World Cup earlier this year. Nashra Sandhu was ruled out from both limited overs series against Sri Lanka due to shoulder injury.

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

Sri Lanka Women – Expected XI and Team News

Sri Lanka Women made a couple of changes to the side, with Tharika Sewwandi and Vishmi Gunaratne missing out. Imesha Dulani is likely to play in the middle order. They have several options in the bowling department and could go in with any combination.

Probable XI – Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Imesha Dulani, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumarika, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya

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

Total Encounters – 30

Pakistan Women won – 9

Sri Lanka Women won – 21

No Result – 1

Pakistan Women lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

1st ODI: Five players to watch out for in the PAK-W vs SL-W match

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

Nida Dar: All-rounder, Pakistan

Nida Dar is one of the top players for Pakistan and has done pretty well in the fifty-over format. She has 84 wickets to her credit in 91 ODIs at an economy of 4.05, including three four-fors. Dar has also over 1400 runs with the bat at 18 average with 10 fifties. Nida Dar was terrific in her last ODI appearance, where she scored a fifty and picked 3 for 39. She’s a solid C/VC option, priced at 9.5 credits.

Chamari Athapaththu: Batter, Sri Lanka

Chamari Athapaththu has been the pillar of the Sri Lanka Women side for a while. She has a decent record in ODI cricket, having scored 2625 runs in 84 matches at an average of 32. Chamari has registered five hundreds and 14 fifties in the format. In her last 10 ODI innings, she has 412 runs at 41 average. Athapaththu is a good C/VC option, priced at 10 credits.

Bismah Maroof: Batter, Pakistan

Captain Bismah Maroof has been one of Pakistan’s leading cricketers. In her 16-yr career, she has played 115 ODIs, amassing 2793 runs at an average of 29 with 15 half centuries. She has also picked 44 wickets with the ball at an economy of 3.97, including best figures of 4/7. Maroof scored 191 runs in the World Cup at an average of 38. She will cost you 9 credits.

Anam Amin: All-rounder, Pakistan

Anam Amin has a very good record for Pakistan Women in limited overs cricket. The left arm orthodox spinner has scalped 46 wickets from 31 ODIs at an economy of 3.66. Amin has registered one five-for and three four-fors in the format. She was superb in the T20I leg and should carry that form. Amin is priced at 8.5 credits. 

Inoka Ranaweera: Bowler, Sri Lanka

Inoka Ranaweera has been a key part of the Sri Lankan side for a decade. The left arm orthodox spinner has played 59 ODI matches, picking 63 wickets at an economy of 4.38. She has one four-wicket haul to her credit. Ranaweera could be a big contributor in the ODI series. She’s priced at 9 credits.

MPL Fantasy XI

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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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