Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for ICC Women's T20 WC New Zealand v Pakistan
Before the women's World T20 began, some considered New Zealand to be one of the contenders for the title. Things have not gone as per plan for the White Ferns.
New Zealand began their campaign well by giving India some early. But a century by Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur pushed them out of the game.
In their second fixture against Australia, they did not start well but were ultimately successful in restricting the Aussies to 153. Although Suzie Bates showed some fight, three of their top four batters were back in the pavilion within the first three overs and the team could never recover from there on.
This has put them in a very tricky situation. New Zealand now need to beat both Pakistan and Ireland and only if Ireland manage to get the better of India, they can sneak through to the semifinals. The chances of their winning both the matches are still pretty high but Ireand beating India does not look probable.
Apart from Suzie Bates, big names such a Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite, Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr and Lea Tahuhu have not been able to live up to the expectations. It is now or never for the White Ferns.
Pakistan lost their fixture against India while managed to win against Ireland. The team would be quite satisfied with their campaign till now as nobody gave them a chance before the tournament begin. Javeria Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof have been among runs while Sana Mir has been the stand out bowler.
Let's have a look at the predicted playing XIs of both teams.
New Zealand- Suzie Bates, Anna Peterson, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Maddy Green, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Leigh Kasperek, Hannah Rowe, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu
Pakistan- Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sana Mir, Diana Baig, Sidra Nawaz, Anam Amin
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Nida Dar (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Sana Mir (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Nida Dar (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting First – New Zealand 140+, Pakistan 120+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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