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PAK-W vs WI-W, Women’s WC 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Pakistan Women vs West Indies Women, (PAK-W vs WI-W, Match #20)

Date: March 21, 2022 – 6:30 AM IST

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

For those in India, you can watch the Pakistan vs West Indies women’s match live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 3 at 6:30 AM IST. You can also watch the contest live on online streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. 

Pakistan Women vs West Indies Women: 

Pakistan Women have had a torrid time in the Women’s ODI World Cup 2022 while the West Indies have surpassed the expectations. The two teams will compete in the match no. 20 at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday, March 21. 

Pakistan have lost all four of their matches in the tournament so far, losing to India, Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh. They suffered a heartbreak in the last game against Bangladesh in a close contest, losing by 9 runs. Nashra Sandhu claimed 3 for 41 as they restricted Bangladesh to 234/7. Chasing the target, Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen put on a 91-run opening stand. Soon a bizarre batting collapse reduced them from 183/2 to 188/7. Sidra Ameen scored a magnificent century but they eventually fell short. 

West Indies, on the other hand, are in a pretty good position, having won three out of five games. West Indies are coming off a fantastic nail-biter victory over Bangladesh by 4 runs in the last game on Friday. Batting first, they could only manage 140/9 in 50 overs, with Shemaine Campbelle scoring an unbeaten 53. Hayley Matthews was the star with the ball, picking 4 for 15 in her 10 overs. Afy Fletcher and Stefanie Taylor picked three wickets each as they bowled out Bangladesh for 136. A victory over Pakistan on Monday could put them in a strong position for the semifinals spot. 

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

Seddon Park in Hamilton is a pretty good surface for batting. The average first innings score from 42 ODIs hosted at the venue reads 241. The highest total recorded here was 363/4 by West Indies men. In the ongoing edition of the WC, the average first innings score from five matches here stands at 270. 

The weather forecast for Hamilton on Monday doesn’t look promising as thunderstorms are expected, with a heavy 96% chance of rain in the daytime. The temperature will be between 17-23°C. 

Pakistan – Expected XI and Team News 

Pakistan are likely to make a few changes to their playing XI after losing four matches on the trot. Sidra Ameen, Omaima Sohail and Bismah Maroof have done well in the batting department. In the bowling unit, Nashra Sandhu and Fatima Sana have been excellent. 

Probable XI – Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima

West Indies – Expected XI and Team News 

West Indies had made a few changes in their last fixture against Bangladesh, leaving out Kycia Knight and Shakera Selman. Rashada Williams and Afy Fletcher received opportunities in their place. Shamilia Connell suffered a health emergency during the last game and is likely to miss this game. 

Probable XI – Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Rashada Williams, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman 

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

West Indies have been very dominant in this rivalry against Pakistan in ODI cricket. Out of 33 clashes between the two, WI women have won 24 while Pakistan have claimed 9. As for the last five meetings, the West Indies lead the scoreline by 3-2. 

West Indies – 24

Pakistan – 9

Match 20: Five players to watch out for in the PAK-W vs WI-W

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

Hayley Matthews: All-rounder, West Indies

Hayley Matthews has lit up the women’s WC with her outstanding performances with bat and ball. She has scored 225 runs in five matches at an average of 45, including one century. The off-spinning all-rounder is the joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 wickets. Matthews has 1729 runs and 77 wickets in her overall ODI career. She’s coming off an excellent bowling spell of 4/15 and will be a great captaincy option at 10 credits. 

Shemaine Campbelle: Wicketkeeper Batter, West Indies

Shemaine Campbelle has been very good for the West Indies in the ongoing tournament, consistently putting up a fight in the lower middle order. She has scored 170 runs in five innings at an average of 43, including two fifties. Overall, she has over 1300 runs in 96 ODIs at an average of 21. Campbelle is coming off an unbeaten 53 against Bangladesh and will cost you 8.5 credits.    

Nashra Sandhu: Bowler, Pakistan

Nashra Sandhu is the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the ongoing WC. The left arm orthodox spinner has taken 7 scalps from four games, including best of 3/41 in the last game. Overall, she has 61 wickets from 46 ODI matches at an economy of 4.14. Sandhu is priced at 8.5 credits in the MPL XI. 

Stafanie Taylor: All-rounder, West Indies 

Stafanie Taylor is one of the pillars of the West Indies team. The captain hasn’t been at her best but has done well in the last couple of games, scoring a 50 against Australia and picking 3/29 against Bangladesh. Overall, Taylor has amassed 5232 runs in ODIs at 44 average while also sharing 152 wickets at an economy of 3.48. She is priced at 9.5 credits and can be a good VC option.

Deandra Dottin: Batter, West Indies 

Deandra Dottin has been a valuable asset to the Windies side over the years. She has 3666 runs in the ODI format at an average of 31, including three hundreds and 22 fifties. She also has 72 wickets with her medium pace. Dottin has scored 138 runs in the ongoing WC while also picking three wickets. She comes at 9.5 credits and can be a good VC option. 

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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