Time: Mar 8, 6.30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Already 36 wickets have fallen at this venue in only two games. Also, on both occasions, the team defending a score has won.
Probable XI for Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Probable XI for Pakistan: Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Alyssa Healy scored 97 the last time she played against Pakistan. Overall, she has taken 5 catches against them. She looked in good touch against England, scoring 28 off 35.
Fantasy players would want Meg Lanning’s form to continue. She got 88 against England a few days ago and is also the leading run-getter (264) for Australia against Pakistan.
Ellyse Perry is only one of the four players to take 300 international wickets in women’s cricket. She also averages 50.31 with the bat in ODIs.
Jess Jonassen has picked 8 wickets in the last five games. She also happens to be the highest wicket-taker (11) for Australia against Pakistan.
Pakistan will pin their hopes on skipper Bismah Maroof to fire with the willow. She has scored the most runs (207) against Australia at 35.05, including the highest score of 53.
Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, and Anam Amin have taken 4 wickets each against Australia in the ODIs. They also dismissed 4 Indian batters between them on Sunday.
After a quiet run in the warm-ups, Rachael Haynes rose to the occasion against England by slamming 130. She even walked away with the Player of the Match award.
Alana King likes to flight and spin the ball, enticing the batters into a false stroke. She finished with figures 3 for 59 in her last game.
Experienced Nida Dar can add valuable fantasy points with both bat and ball. In her last five ODIs, she has scored 144 runs and picked 4 wickets.
Pakistan have never beaten Australia in the ODIs in 12 attempts, and they will need a quick turnaround after their big loss to India. On the other hand, Australia will be high on confidence after beating England a few days ago.
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