The 1st game of the two-match ODI series between Pakistan Women and Bangladesh Women will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (5:00 AM GMT) (10:30 AM IST).
Preview for Fantasy
After winning the three-match T20 International series by 3-0, Pakistan Women will face Bangladesh Women in the two-match ODI series. The hosts are no wonder the favourites to win this contest as well but a few of Bangladesh players did well consistently throughout the T20Is. Expect the visitors to put up a decent fight in the 50-over tussle and win at least a game on the tour.
As for Pakistan, the selectors announced the squad on Wednesday and made three changes to the T20I team which won 3-0. They left out Ayesha Zafar, Anam Amin and Saba Nazir and called up 15-year-old Aroob Shah, Nashra Sandhu and Fatima Sana to the team. Bangladesh, on the other hand, had announced a combined squad for both the series and Rumana Ahmed will take over the captaincy for this series.
It will be cloudy throughout the day in Lahore. However, it is not expected to rain. The temperature is expected to revolve around 24-28 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
Last ODI played at the venue was between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Men’s cricket when international cricket was just returning back to the country. Also, recently the Gaddafi Stadium has only hosted T20Is. The pitches for the Women’s T20I series were decent and with cloudy conditions on offer, there might be a little bit of help for the pacers early on. Expect the team winning the toss to bat first.
Average first innings score: N/A (No ODI played recently)
Record of the chasing teams: N/A
Injury and Availability:
Bangladesh named same squads for both the series and as of now, they haven’t changed the squad despite the 3-0 series loss in T20Is.
Probable Playing XIs for Fantasy
Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (C), Iram Javed, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Sana Mir, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu/Sadia Iqbal.
Bench – Kainat Imtiaz, Nashra Sandhu/Sadia Iqbal, Aroob Shah, Fatima Sana.
Sanjida Islam, Sharmin Sultana/Ayasha Rahman, Shamima Sultana (WK), Nigar Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed (C), Jahanara Alam, Salma Khatun, Lata Mondal, Panna Ghosh, Khadija Tul Kubra.
Bench – Shanjida Akter, Sharmin Sultana/Ayasha Rahman, Ekka Mollik.
Javeria Khan and Bismah Maroof are in exceptional form with the bat. They did well in the T20I series and both should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team. In the bowling department, Diana Baig and Sana Mir are certain to play and can be picked.
For Bangladesh Women, again the same set of players will be crucial. Jahanara Alam, Rumana Ahmed and Fargana Hoque have to be picked. Nigar Sultana was also impressive with the bat in the T20I series.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan, Rumana Ahmed
Vice-captain options – Jahanara Alam, Sana Mir, Fargana Hoque
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy:
Keeper – Nigar Sultana
Batters – Bismah Maroof (C), Nahida Khan, Fargana Hoque
All-Rounders – Rumana Ahmed (VC), Aliya Riaz, Javeria Khan
Bowlers – Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Diana Baig, Sana Mir
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy:
Keeper – Sidra Nawaz
Batters – Lata Mondal, Sanjida Islam, Fargana Hoque, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof
All-Rounders – Rumana Ahmed, Javeria Khan (C)
Bowlers – Panna Ghosh, Jahanara Alam (VC), Diana Baig.
Salma Khatun didn’t have a good T20I series with the ball. But she is a very good bowler and you should pick her in your Fantasy team.
Anam Amin has been picked in almost 80% of the teams. She is not the part of the ODI squad. So don’t pick her.
Expect Pakistan Women to win the match and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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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