We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playing XIs for India & Pakistan
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues/Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh (wk), Devika Vaidya/Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh
Pakistan: Muneeba Ali (wk), Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, Fatima Sana, Aiman Anwer, Sadia Iqbal/Nashra Sandhu, Tuba Hasan
Pitch Report for India vs Pakistan, Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 125
2nd innings average score: 119
Wickets per innings: 6
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
In the current lot, the only batter to score a fifty against Pakistan is Smriti Mandhana. Overall, her 187 runs have come at an impressive average of 27.
Bismah Maroof (180 runs) is the top run-getter for Pakistan against India.
Nida Dar has been Pakistan’s best player since 2022. She has scored 409 runs at an average of 45 and taken 18 wickets with an economy of 5.6 RPO.
In the same period, Tuba Hasan fetched 14 wickets including the best figures of 3 for 8. Her leg-breaks have been keeping even the best of batters on the back foot.
Shafali Verma averages 33 in the T20 World Cup compared to her overall average of 25. She, however, has been providing vital fantasy points with her off-spin too. She took 8 wickets in her last 10 competitive T20s.
Nashra Sandhu has not gone wicketless for seven games, managing a total of 12 wickets.
In the recently concluded tri-series in South Africa, Harmanpreet Kaur (109 runs) and Deepti Sharma (9 wickets) were the top performers.
In the only T20I India played at Newlands, Jemimah Rodrigues smashed 44 of 34 and Shikha Pandey picked 3 for 16.
In the last three games at the venue, spinners accounted for 36% of the wickets.