ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: 5th Warm-up match, India vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Smriti Mandhana will be an obvious pick for any fantasy team. She did a brilliant job in the recently concluded Tri-series.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 5th warm-up match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played between India Women and  Pakistan Women at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (9:30 AM IST) (4:00 AM GMT)



India Women recently had a great Tri-series in which they reached the finals. But, the team failed to outclass Aussie Women. However, this is a new tournament and new beginning for them as they will look to prepare for the upcoming for the World Cup. And, their first warm-up game is scheduled to be played against their arch-rivals Pakistan Women.

Both the teams will look to win the practice match in order to gain some momentum to begin their stint in the mega-event. For India, all the eyes will be on Harmanpreet Kaur, who is currently going through a rough patch with the bat. She would be expected to click a breakthrough knock that will be a big positive for India Women. On the other hand, Pakistan Women will also come with the same approach in their first warm-up game ahead of the World Cup.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast says that it will not be a perfect day for a cricket match with a high probability of rain on the match day. The wind is expected to blow at a rate of 13 to 18 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 23 and 31 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Allan Border Field is a perfect venue for batting as the recent WBBL witnessed three successful chases of 160+. The side chasing on this ground will have an edge in the game based on the trends of this ground. However, the side winning the toss might go against the odds and opt to bat first to prepare the team for the worse ahead of the World Cup games.

Average first innings score: 141 (WBBL 2019/20)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 1

Team News:

(Will update if there is any news)

Squads for the Women’s T20 CWC:

India Women:

Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh.

Pakistan Women:

Bismah Maroof (c), Javeria Khan, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nida Dar, Aimen Anwar, Muneeba Ali, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Anam Amin, Iram Javed, Syeda Aroob Shah

Top Picks:

Smriti Mandhana will be an obvious pick for any fantasy team. She did a brilliant job in the recently concluded Tri-series. Bismah Maroof is another important player, who can play a vital role in any fantasy team. Rajeshwari Gayakwad ended as the leading wicket-taker in the Tri-series with 10 wickets to her name.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –Smriti Mandhana, Bismah Maroof, Deepti Sharma

Vice-Captain – Stafanie Taylor, Harmanpreet Kaur, Muneeba Ali

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Taniya Bhatia

Batters – Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Smriti Mandhana (C), Shafali Verma

All-Rounders – Bismah Maroof (VC), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma

Bowlers – Anam Amin, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sidra Nawaz

Batters – Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Omaima Sohail, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues

All-Rounders – Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Deepti Sharma (C)

Bowlers – Anam Amin, Rajeshwari Gayakwad (VC), Radha Yadav


Expert Advice:

As it is going to be a warm-up match. So both the teams can use XI players in batting and bowling during the game. So, it will be wise to go with the top order batter of Sri Lanka and South Africa Women.

Probable Winners:

India Women are expected to win this match even if they rest a few big names.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.