ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Match 8, Group B, West Indies vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Match 8, Group B, West Indies vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The likes of Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, and Deandra Dottin are invaluable to any side as they can double up as able bowlers.

Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor. (Photo by Harry Trump-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details

The 8th match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be played between West Indies Women and Pakistan Women at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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 Women’s T20 World Cup moves to the Australian capital of Canberra where the 2016 champions West Indies will lock horns with Pakistan in what should be a pulsating- at the same time- crucial encounter for both sides.

West Indies are riding high after a seven-wicket win over Thailand thanks to the all-round performance by skipper Stafanie Taylor and they’ll look to take another step towards claiming a semi-final spot.

Pakistan, on the other hand, lost their warm-up fixture against Bangladesh and will be hoping to start their campaign afresh. The Women in Green have lost won just six out of their 14 games since the last T20 World Cup, two of which have come against the West Indies, including a heartbreaking super-over defeat in Karachi last February.

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be a cloudy day in Canberra on Wednesday. According to the weather report, sun and cloud are expected to play hide and seek throughout the day. While the temperature is set to hover between 18-27 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to be around 45%. Chances of rain- 20℅

Pitch Condition/Report

The past three games played at the Manuka Oval has seen the pitch offer a great balance between the bat and ball. The highest score registered at the venue was 156 and batting proved to be considerably easy while chasing. That said, it has also had something for the bowlers to keep them interested, and with overhead conditions expected on Wednesday, one can expect the fast bowlers to have a say on the proceedings.

Average first innings score: 135 [In the last 3 WT20Is played at the venue]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0, Tied- 1

Injury and Availability News

Will be updated if there are any changes

Probable Playing XIs

West Indies Women:

Hayley Matthews, Lee-Ann Kirby, Stafanie Taylor (C), Deandra Dottin, Chedean Nation, Shermaine Campbelle (WK), Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed.

Bench – Britney Cooper, Shakera Selman, Cherry Ann Fraser, Sheneta Grimmond,

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

West Indies Women- Stafanie Taylor [178 runs at 44.50], Hayley Matthews [215 runs at 23.8], Chedean Nation [237 runs at 26.3] and Deandra Dottin [160 runs at 53.3] have been the cornerstone of West Indies batting unit since the last World Cup.

Stafanie Taylor [3-13] claimed three wickets in the last game while the likes of Anisa Mohammad [1-15], Hayley Matthews [1-12], Shamillia Connell [1-13] chipped in with one each.

Pakistan Women- In the absence of Sana Mir, the onus of leading the batting will be on Bismah Mahroof [459 runs at 41.72], Nida Dar [272 runs at 30.22], Javeria Khan [257 runs at 23.36].

As far as bowling is concerned, Anam Amin- 13 wickets at 16.07- is the leading wicket-taker for her side since the last T20 World Cup. She, along with Daina Baig [5 wickets at 29.4] and Aiman Anwer, who claimed 2-12 in the warm-up game against Bangladesh will be the key.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain – Steffanie Taylor, Bismah Mahroof, Deandra Dottin

Vice-Captain –  Nida Dar, Hayley Matthews, Javeria Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shermaine Campbell

Batters– Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Javeria Khan

All-Rounders- Stafanie Taylor (C), Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Bismah Mahroof (VC)

Bowlers-  Shamilia Connell, Anam Amin, Daina Baig


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sidra Nawaz

Batters – Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Omaima Sohail

All-Rounders- Steffanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin (C), Nida Dar (VC)

Bowlers-  Anam Amin, Anisa Mohammed, Afy Fletcher, Daina Baig


Expert Advice

The likes of Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, and Deandra Dottin are invaluable to any side as they can double up as able bowlers, along with their imperious batting. Picking them in your fantasy XI or even opting for them as captain/vice-captain could reap you great rewards.

Probable Winners:

West Indies 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.