ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – England vs Pakistan Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England Women vs Pakistan Women taking place? Friday 28th February, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is England Women vs Pakistan Women taking place? Manuka Oval, Canberra

What is the expected weather for England Women vs Pakistan Women? 27c with sunshine forecast all day

What channel is England Women vs Pakistan Women on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream England Women vs Pakistan Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for England Women vs Pakistan Women? Ticket information for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches here

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND WOMEN

  • England sit on two points in Group B with Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa so they know they have no margin for error in this game as they come up against Pakistan who have won their only match of the tournament so far.
  • England put in a much-improved display last time out against Thailand as they eased to victory by 98 runs and they had skipper Heather Knight to thank for her outstanding 108 not out from just 66 balls after losing openers Jones and Wyatt for ducks.
  • There is every chance they will name an unchanged team for this crunch match but they still have plenty of room for improvement with the opening partnership especially needing to step up as the early wickets are putting them under pressure.

PAKISTAN WOMEN

  • Pakistan kicked off their World Cup campaign in style as they comfortably beat West Indies on Wednesday by eight wickets as their bowlers restricted the dangerous Windies batting line-up to just 124/7 which they knocked off with relative ease.
  • Their bowling attack was in fine form as opening duo Diana Baig and Anam Amin led the way going for just 19 each from their four overs and the rest of their unit contributed well so they will look to them to produce once again here.
  • Following that outstanding all-round performance and victory, it is highly likely that they will name the same eleven players to face England and they know a win will put them in pole position in Group B to reach the semi-finals.

THE PREDICTION

England come into this match as heavy favourites but Pakistan showed in their opening game against the West Indies that they should not be underestimated. Their win over Thailand gave them a chance to bounce back from the loss to South Africa and build some confidence but there remains some question marks over parts of the team. Pakistan possess a talented bowling unit and a solid batting line-up but perhaps just lack the X-factor that may make the difference. Unless England’s nerves get the better of them, they should have enough all-round quality to edge what could be a closer game than many expect.

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