On Monday in Hamilton, Pakistan and Bangladesh will clash in Match 12 of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup for a chance to earn points.
Pakistan and Bangladesh – An overview
Pakistan and Bangladesh are two of three teams who have yet to win in the 2022 World Cup, with England being the third.
After the match at Seddon Park, one of Pakistan and Bangladesh will have a point on the board. And whoever does will have kept alive their faint aspirations of finishing in the top four of the tournament’s group stage. They will secure one of the highly coveted semi-final positions.
Bismah Maroof’s Pakistan side came close to beating South Africa in Mount Maunganui last time out. They improved on their big defeats to India and Australia earlier in the group round.
Bismah Maroof on the Pakistan and Bangladesh situation
The loss to the Proteas, however, demonstrated the necessity of winning critical moments, according to the Pakistan captain.
Maroof said they have talked about critical moments in these crucial matches in meetings. She thinks they fought really hard to try and win the match, but certainly, the key moments they lost.
She thinks South Africa deserved to win, and kudos to the batsmen as well – we had fantastic middle-order combinations.
Bismah Maroof said they can take some positives into the next game, particularly in batting, where they developed those connections. They are excited for their next encounter against Bangladesh, and she said they will do everything they can to win the rest of the tournament.
Bangladesh play teammates in the Pakistan and Bangladesh winning aim
After a pair of early losses to South Africa and New Zealand, Monday’s opponents Bangladesh had had a week off between matches.
And the Tigers will be seeking a win after going winless since coming to New Zealand, as well as losing both of their pre-tournament warm-up games.
One of those warm-up losses came against Pakistan. Nigar Sultana’s side grabbed defeat from the mouths of victory in a rain-affected match. That had a shaky batting line-up suffering poorly. Especially against youthful right-armed Fatima Sana.
Pakistan and Bangladesh Squad for the CWC22
Bismah Maroof (c),
Nida Dar (VC),
Nigar Sultana (c),
Sanjida Akter Meghla
Key Players for the Pakistan and Bangladesh match
Nashra Sandhu: The slow left-arm is Pakistan’s most consistent bowler, as evidenced by her remarkable average of little over 28 in ODIs. Sundhu will almost certainly be deployed in the middle overs of an innings. This is to try and slow down the opposition’s run pace.
Nigar Sultana: Much is expected of Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah with the bat and behind the stumps. It will come as no surprise if the 24-year-old is the tournament’s breakout star. Sultana has already struck an international century in 50-over cricket. She has already demonstrated the ability to compete with the top bowling assaults in the world.vv