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Pakistan Women vs Windies Women 2019, 1st T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

What will be the playing XIs for Pakistan Women and Windies Women in the first T20I?

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Pakistan women vs Windies women. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Windies Women will be touring Pakistan for the 3-match T20I series and will be followed by a 3-match ODI series in Dubai which is part of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship. This will be only the 2nd tour of Pakistan for the Windies Women. They toured Pakistan in 2004 for the 7-match ODI series that they won 5-2 and a one-off Test match which ended in a draw. The team from the Caribbean is only the 2nd Women’s team to tour Pakistan since 2007.

Bangladesh Women faced the hosts in 2015 which included the first ever Women’s T20I assignment in Pakistan. Windies will be taking the field in absence of their skipper, Stafanie Taylor. The wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilera who couldn’t find a place during the WT20 at home last year will be taking the captaincy responsibilities for this assignment.

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Match Details:

The first game of the 3-match T20I series between Pakistan Women and Windies Women will be hosted by the Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (6:00 AM GMT) (11:30 AM IST).

Last five completed T20I matches:

Pakistan Women: L, W, L, L, L.

Windies Women: L, W, W, W, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

There is little knowledge and extremely difficult to predict the pitch that will be dished out for the first T20I at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi. The venue hosted two ODIs and two T20Is between Pakistan Women and Bangladesh Women. Scores around 120 were recorded during that series and something higher can be expected since Women’s cricket has changed in this period.

Average 1st innings score: 119 (Two Women’s T20Is)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0


Probable Playing XI:

Pakistan Women:

Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan, Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (C), Sidra Ameen, Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Nashra Sandhu, Aiman Anwer.

Bench – Anam Amin, Natalia Pervaiz, Diana Baig.

Windies Women:

Merissa Aguilleira (C & WK), Deandra Dottin, Chedean Nation, Shemaine Campbelle, Kycia Knight, Natasha McLean, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman.

Bench – Karishma Ramharack, Rashada Williams.

Power Picks:

Pakistan’s Nida Dar is one of the top all-rounders in Women’s T20I cricket. In the 88 T20Is she has played thus far, she scored 814 runs at 12.71 with help of a fifty that came during the recently concluded Women’s WT20. She also bagged 82 wickets in this format at an average of 16.75.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Deandra Dottin opening the innings makes her first choice for the captain or at least vice-captain. The likes of Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof can be picked for the other multiplier role. Javeria Khan and Shemaine Campbelle could come to the party if the pitch turns out to be a belter. Aliya Riaz, Shakera Selman and Nashra Sandhu are too good to be not be considered for captain and vice-captain roles.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Merissa Aguilleira

Batters – Chedean Nation, Shemaine Campbelle, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan

All-Rounders – Bismah Maroof, Deandra Dottin (C), Nida Dar (VC)

Bowlers – Sana Mir, Shakera Selman, Nashra Sandhu

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kycia Knight

Batters – Chedean Nation, Shemaine Campbelle, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan

All-Rounders – Bismah Maroof (C), Deandra Dottin (VC), Nida Dar

Bowlers – Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Nashra Sandhu

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Expert Advice:

The likes of Bismah Maroof, Deandra Dottin, Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar are placed in the all-rounders category. It will be tough to pick only three of these four players given their reputation and recent success. Aliya was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan during the Women’s WT20 while the other three are consistent and are among the top all-rounders in this form of the game.

Probable Winners:

Windies Women are expected to kick start their tour with a win but Pakistan could spring a surprise at home.

*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.

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