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

THE FACTS

When is Pakistan Women vs West Indies Women taking place? Wednesday 26th February, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Pakistan Women vs West Indies Women? 24c in sunny skies

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

PAKISTAN WOMEN

  • Pakistan Women are the only side yet to begin their Women’s T20 World Cup campaign and will be eager to get onto the field as they face West Indies Women, even though it looks like a tough opening game for them.
  • Pakistan have never made it out of the group stage and have it all to do in this tournament if they are to break that duck but they will be missing their second-highest wicket-taker in T20Is after Sana Mir was surprisingly omitted from their squad.
  • Like several other teams in the tournament, Pakistan have turned to youth and they have named uncapped 15-year-old Ayesha Naseem in their squad and her ability to strike the ball with power is likely to see her given a chance to shine in this competition.

WEST INDIES WOMEN

  • West Indies Women were given a small scare by Thailand Women in their first game of the tournament and they know they will need to show big improvements ahead of their second match.
  • Facing a side making their debut in the tournament, the Windies appeared to be on their way to a comfortable victory as they limited Thailand to just 78/9 in their 20 overs but stuttered with the bat.
  • West Indies were struggling as they were reduced to 27/3 but the class of captain Stafanie Taylor helped to steady the ship and she combined with Shemaine Campbelle to guide her side to the win.

THE PREDICTION

West Indies Women put in a solid bowling performance in their first game of the tournament but will want to improve with the bat. They needed skipper Stafanie Taylor to help them to victory after a poor start against Thailand Women as the side making their first appearance in the Women’s T20 World Cup threatened to cause a very unlikely upset. They will need to be better against Pakistan Women but the Windies will learn a lot of lessons from their opening game and should be able to make it back-to-back victories.

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