The 2nd game of the National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship 2019-20 will be played between PCB Blasters and PCB Challengers at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The match starts at 12:00 PM local time (12:30 PM IST) (7:00 AM GMT)
The Women’s T20 Championship started off with the PCB Blasters getting better of the PCB Dynamites in the tournament opener. Contributions from their top-order helped Blasters finish with 144/5 in 20 overs. The Dynamites’ batting was nothing except for two batters who scored 35 runs apiece. The Blasters will now take on the Challengers as they seek their 2nd consecutive win. The Challengers are led by Bismah Maroof and the star all-rounder Nida Dar will be in action for them.
No rain and clouds are forecasted during the Friday’s match between Blasters and Challengers at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The previous Women’s T20 competition hosted by National Stadium recorded 140+ totals often. The first game played on Thursday replicated it as the Blasters posted 144/5 and won by 25 runs. The trend is expected to continue in the remainder of the tournament.
Average first innings score: 131 (Women’s T20s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 7
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Muneeba Ali, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Hafsa Khalid, Saba Nazir, Najiha Alvi (WK), Aroob Shah, Ayesha Zafar/Waheeda Akhtar, Hafsa Amjad.
Bench – Sadia Iqbal, Khadija Chishti, Ayesha Zafar/Waheeda Akhtar.
Javeria Khan, Ayesha Naseem, Javeria Rauf, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Natalia Pervaiz, Huraina Sajjad, Anum Amin, Maham Tariq, Rameen Shamim (C), Tuba Hassan.
Bench: Noreen Yaqoob, Sadaf Shams, Neha Sharmin Nadeem.
Nida Dar didn’t get going with the bat in the WBBL which she would be looking to change in this tournament. With the ball, she was pretty good by taking 13 wickets from 10 innings. Bismah Maroof is quite consistent with the bat and does contribute with the ball regularly. Aliya Riaz got a chance to bat at No.4 on Thursday where she scored 21 runs and also took 2 wickets. She is likely to as much impact as Dar and Maroof. Javeria Rauf missed out on a big knock in the previous match as she got run out after a 16-ball 16.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz
Vice-Captain – Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Javeria Rauf
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sidra Nawaz
Batters – Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan (VC), Javeria Rauf
All-Rounders – Bismah Maroof (C), Nida Dar, Hafsa Khalid
Bowlers – Anum Amin, Aliya Riaz, Aroob Shah, Fatima Sana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Najiha Alvi
Batters – Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan, Javeria Rauf
All-Rounders – Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar (C), Hafsa Khalid
Bowlers – Anum Amin, Aliya Riaz (VC), Aroob Shah, Natalia Pervaiz
Due to budget, combination and other team formation rules, it was tough on not picking a couple of players who could end up being the top-performers in the match. Aiman Anwar, Rameen Shamim and Saba Nazir are those players.
The Challengers look solid due to the presence of all-rounders and likely to hand first defeat to the Blasters.
*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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