ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Match 12, Group B, England vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Bismah Maroof [146 runs at 46.67] was the leading run-scorer in the previous T20I series against England

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Match Details:

The 12th match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be played between England and Pakistan at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

The match starts at 07:00 PM local time (08:00 AM GMT) (01:30 PM IST). This match will be live on Star Sports 1/2. Live Streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The caravan of the 2020 ICC T20 Women’s World Cup rolls on and the 12th game will see England take on Pakistan at the Manuka Oval in Canberra in what promises to be a crucial encounter for both sides. The last time these two sides met in a T20I series, Pakistan were shellacked 0-3 by England but this is going to be a completely different affair with the Women in Green putting up a comprehensive performance against the West Indies.

During that series, the likes of Amy Jones and Danielle Wyatt were brilliant but that has not been the case in the ongoing World Cup; something England will hope isn’t the case against Pakistan. Pakistan, on the other hand, will hope to continue with the good work that they did against the West Indies and pull-off another win to consolidate their position in the points table.

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Canberra on Friday. According to the weather report, while the temperature is set to hover between 11 and 20 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to be around 55%. Chances of rain- minimal.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver blazed the way with the bat against Thailand but the Pakistani bowlers also showed that there is enough in the track to keep the bowlers interested. Much of the same is expected on Friday.

Average first innings score: 150 [In the two T20Is played at the venue this tournament]

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

Injury and Availability News

To be updated

Probable Playing XIs


Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn

Bench: Georgia Elwiss, Mady Villiers, Kate Cross, Freya Davis

Pakistan Women:

Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof (C), Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Daina Baig, Anam Amin, Aiman Anwer

Bench: Sadia Iqbal, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Syeda Aroob Shah

Top Picks:

England Women: England will hope that their openers in Amy Jones and Danielle Wyatt get back among the runs. Heather Knight continued with her whirlwind form with a brilliant hundred against Thailand, and she along with Nat Sciver [59] will spearhead the middle-order. As far as bowling is concerned, Anya Shrubsole [3-21], Nat Sciver [2-5] and Sophie Ecclestone [1-11] will be the key.

Pakistan Women- The Women in Green will once again bank on their top-order in Muneeba Ali [25], Javeria Khan [35], skipper Bismah Maroof [38*] and Nida Dar [18*] to spearhead the batting unit. As far as bowling is concerned, the trio of Diana Baig [2-19], Aiman Anwer [2-32] and Nida Dar [2-30] will be the key.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Bismah Maroof

Vice-Captain –  Danielle Wyatt, Javeria Khan, Amy Jones

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters –  Javeria Khan, Omaima Sohail, Heather Knight (C), Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt

All-Rounders- Natalie Sciver, Bismah Maroof (VC)

Bowlers-  Diana Baig, Anya Shrubsole, Aiman Anwer


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sidra Nawaz

Batters –  Javeria Khan, Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt (VC), Muneeba Ali

All-Rounders- Natalie Sciver (C), Bisma Maroof, Katherine Brunt

Bowlers-  Diana Baig, Aiman Anwer, Sophie Ecclestone


Expert Advice

Bismah Maroof [146 runs at 46.67] was the leading run-scorer in the previous T20I series against England while Danielle Wyatt finished with 116 runs at 58. The latter has been in patchy form in recent times but she is too good a player to keep missing out.

Heather Knight and Nat Sciver have been in brilliant form and with the latter doubling up as an equally potent bowler, opting for them is worth a punt.

Probable Winners:

England Women is expected to come out as the winners.

*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.