AUS-W vs PAK-W Match Prediction - Who will win today's match between Australia Women vs Pakistan Women?
Beth Mooney scored 191 runs in the three-match ODI series played recently against Pakistan.
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Australia women will lock horns with Pakistan women in the first T20I of the three-match series at the North Sydney Oval on Tuesday (January 24). Australia clean swept Pakistan in the ODI leg of the white-ball tour with a dominant all-round display and are clear favorites to win the T20Is as well. Beth Mooney top-scored with 191 runs in the ODI series while young opener Pheobe Litchfield made a big impact with 154 runs.
The Pakistan team struggled for big totals in the first two ODIs but scored 235 runs while chasing a big 337-run target in the last match. Star all-rounder Nida Dar top-scored with 112 runs for the Women in Green and also took two wickets but the difference in quality was clearly on display throughout the ODI series.
In T20Is, both teams last faced each other during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in August where Australia recorded a 44-run win while defending 160 runs. They have won three of their last five T20I encounters against Pakistan while two games were washed away due to rain.
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Date & Time: January 24, 08:15 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: SonyLiv
The pitch at the North Sydney Oval offers a batting-friendly surface with very little help for the bowlers. The average first innings score at the venue is 175 runs taking the five women's T20I games held at the ground into consideration. Australia have scored two 200-plus totals while batting first in the five games here and are likely to score another big total if they bat first on Tuesday.
Probable Playing XIs for AUS-W vs PAK-W:
Beth Mooney (wk), Pheobe Litchfield, Meg Lanning (c), Ellese Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Sadaf Shamas, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Muneeba Ali (wk), Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hasan, Nashra Sandhu
Probable Best Performers from AUS-W vs PAK-W:
Probable best batter: Beth Mooney
The in-form Australian batter scored her career-best ODI knock in the last match against Pakistan where she made 133 off 105 to win the Player of the Series award. She had also smashed 70* off 49 during the last T20I encounter between two nations in the 2022 Commonwealth Games and will be a key batter for Australia in the upcoming fixture on Tuesday.
Probable best bowler: Ashleigh Gardner
The 25-year-old batting all-rounder won the Player of the Series award in Australia's five-match T20I series against India last month for scoring 115 runs and taking seven wickets. Gardner is the number one ranked T20I all-rounder in the ICC women's rankings and her wicket-taking form is top-notch at the moment.
She snared three scalps against Pakistan in the third ODI on January 21 and has taken 42 wickets at an impressive average of 20.83 and an economy rate of 6.31 in T20Is so far.
Today's Match Prediction: Australia Women to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.