A strong Pakistan Women's take on Bangladesh Women in Match 15, Group B of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at Delhi © Getty Images
A strong Pakistan Women’s take on Bangladesh Women in Match 15, Group B of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at Delhi © Getty Images

A strong Pakistan Women‘s take on Bangladesh Women in Match 15, Group B of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at Delhi. Pakistan Women’s side are enjoying a great time in cricket as they are coming from one crucial win against India while Bangladesh Women have not been able to put up the best performance losing all their fixtures. It will be interesting to see if Bangladesh Women can manage to pull off a victory or Pakistan Women continue stunning the world with their brilliant performance. Bangladesh are already out of the contest for but it will be a crucial match for Pakistan to cement their spot in the semi-finals.

Pakistan Women played brilliantly in their last match defeating the hosts and in-form India which surely boosted their confidence after a defeat against West Indies. The match was a low-scorer as Pakistan, bowling first, restricted India to reach even 100 runs in their 20 overs. The Pakistan bowlers did an outstanding job attacking the batting-heavy team and demolishing their main strength. Though the Indian bowlers did a job equally well done, their team went on to lose the match by 2 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method).

Bangladesh Women, on the other hand, have not been able to put up a performance altogether as a team and the individual efforts did not result in victory. Most of the players are new to the international arena and lack experience which resulted in inabilities to handle pressure. Though the team has many talented players who are expected to shine in the longer run, this season has been a disappointing one for them.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Jahanara Alam (c), Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Lata Mondal, Nahida Akter, Nigar Sultana (wk), Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Shaila Sharmin, Sharmin Akhter

Pakistan: Sana Mir (c), Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Nida Dar, Sadia Yousuf, Sidra Ameen, Sidra Nawaz