The second match of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 will see Barbados Women lock horns with Pakistan Women square off against each other at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Both teams will want to start their campaign on a winning note as they aim the prestigious gold medal.
Pakistan Women qualified directly based on their ICC rankings. They beat Ireland in their last T20I match and two matches against Australia were abandoned due to rain in the recent Ireland T20I Tri-Series 2022. They have some match-winners in their ranks who can turn the game on its head single-handedly.
Barbados Women, on the other hand, boasts handful of West Indies cricketer. Led by Hayley Matthews, they have some destructive cricketers on their ranks.
Match 2: Barbados Women vs Pakistan Women
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: July 29, at 10:30 PM IST and 06:00 PM Local
The pitch at Edgbaston is batting-friendly in T20 games with very little help for the bowlers. Anything around 160-170 looks like a defendable total.
Predicted Playing XI
Pakistan: Muneeba Ali (wk), Iram Javed, Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Tuba Hassan.
Barbados: Kycia Knight (wk), Deandra Dottin, Aaliyah Williams, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews (c), Trishan Holder, Shai Carrington, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell.
Pakistan vs Barbados – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Muneeba Ali, Kycia Knight, Deandra Dottin (vc), Aliya Riaz (c), Bismah Maroof, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Nida Dar, Shakera Selman, Anam Amin, Fatima Sana.
Fantasy Team 2: Kycia Knight, Deandra Dottin, Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof (c), Hayley Matthews (vc), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Shakera Selman, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Shamilia Connell.