Recent Match Report – WI WMN vs PAK WMN 16th Match, Group 2 2022/23

Recent Match Report - WI WMN vs PAK WMN 16th Match, Group 2 2022/23

Toss West Indies chose to bat vs Pakistan

Captain Hayley Matthews won the toss and elected to bat in warm and sunny conditions as West Indies faced a must-win clash against Pakistan in Paarl.

An unchanged West Indies came into the game with confidence after a drought-breaking six-wicket victory over Ireland in a result that snapped a 15-match losing streak in T20Is. But their chances of qualifying to the semi-finals remained slim ahead of their final Group 2 game.

Pakistan made two changes with power hitter Ayesha Naseem sidelined by a hamstring injury sustained against Ireland. Omaima Sohail replaced her while Sidra Ameen came in for out-of-form opener Javeria Khan.

A victory for Pakistan over West Indies will put significant pressure on India, who narrowly fell short to unbeaten England on Saturday.

West Indies have a commanding 13-3 record over Pakistan in T20Is, but the Bismah Maroof-led side hold the edge, having defeated them in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 as well as last year’s ODI World Cup.

Pakistan: Sidra Ameen, Muneeba Ali (wk), Bismah Maroof (capt), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, Fatima Sana, Aiman Anwer, Tuba Hassan, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal

West Indies: Hayley Matthews (capt), Rashada Williams (wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Zaida James, Trishan Holder, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack

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