Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 12th match - England v Pakistan
The 12th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between England and Pakistan will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
After losing their first match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 by 6 wickets against South Africa, England came back strongly against Thailand to register a 98-run victory.
After both England openers Amy Ellen Jones and Danni Wyatt were dismissed for ducks against Thailand, Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight had a 150 + run partnership which got them to 176.
Skipper Knight came to her own with a cracking ton which came at a strike rate of close to 165. Sciver also scored a fluent half-century. Anya Shrubsole was their most impressive bowler and ended with figures of 4-21-3. Sciver also backed up her batting performance by picking up two wickets.
Pakistan were clinical in their only match of the tournament till now which brought them a victory against West Indies. Pakistan put an all-round performance with Diana Baig, Aiman Anwer and Nida Dar picking up two wickets each to restrict West Indies to 124.
Each of the top 4 in Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar then contributed to see the team home by 8 wickets with 10 balls to spare.
England would be the favourites going into this game.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
England - Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn
Pakistan - Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Diana Baig, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Anam Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Aliya Riaz, Muneeba Ali, Aiman Anwer, Omaima Sohail
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Most runs – Heather Knight (England), Javeria Khan (Pakistan)
Most wickets – Katherine Brunt (England), Diana Baig (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Heather Knight (England), Nida Dar (Pakistan)
Player of the Match – Heather Knight
Team Scores Batting first – England 145+, Pakistan 135+
Match Handicap England
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*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, so stay tuned.
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