Following sensational performances in the 3-match T20Is, hosts Pakistan would be all-set to lock horns with Bangladesh Women in the first of 2-match ODIs which is scheduled to take place at the Gaddafi Stadium, in Lahore. On the other hand, the Rumana Ahmed-led Bangladesh would be hoping for a triumph by whatsoever margin in the coming feud. Having lost the recently concluded T20Is by gigantic margins, the tourists would probably opt for a revamped strategy before they take on Bismah Marrof & Co in the forthcoming duel.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
November 2nd, 2019
10:30 AM IST
It’s a batting-friendly track with thirty-one of sixty-one matches played at this venue being won by the team opting to bat first. Any score above 270 could be a par score at this venue.
It’s going to be a misty day at Lahore with the temperature hovering between 23-27 degrees Celsius and humidity chances being next to zero. Pacers might get an advantage in the early stages of the contest.
No injuries have been reported for this game.
Saba Nazir, Anam Amin, and Ayesha Zafar have been dropped for the 2-match ODIs versus Bangladesh. Aroob Shah and Sadia Iqbal have got their maiden calls for the ODI unit. Sadia Iqbal had delivered impressionable performances in the T20I series with 4 wickets in 3 matches with her career-best 3/19 in the second T20I. Nashra Sandhu and 15-year-old Fatima Sana have also been roped in for the longer formats.
Nahida Khan, Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (C), Iram Javed, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Sana Mir, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu/Sadia Iqbal.
Bangladesh had named the same squad for both T20Is and ODIs, and as of present hasn’t changed despite suffering a whitewash defeat at the hands of Pakistan. For the tourists, Fargana Hoque topped the batting charts in the T20Is, while skipper Rumana Ahmed and Jahanara Alam dazzled with the ball. The trio’s performance would be of utmost importance to Bangladesh in the much-coveted encounter.
Sanjida Islam, Sharmin Sulatana, Shamima Sultana (wk), Nigar Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed (c), Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Lata Mondal, Panna Ghosh, Khadija Tul Kubra, Panna Ghosh.
With 9 wickets in 3 matches and a 4-fer to her name, Jahanara Alam emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the freshly finished T20I series and remains a definite pick for the ODIs. The spin trio of Sadia Iqbal, Sana Mir, and Khadija Tul Kubra could prove extremely lethal in the middle-overs which makes them a certain addition. For her swift wicket-keeping abilities and decent batting prowess, Shamima Sultana would be an ideal fit for the wicket-keeper’s role. Fargana Hoque, Bismah Maroof have been in exceptional form with the bat, and along with Sanjida Alam and Sidra Ameen would form a concrete batting lineup. Rumana Ahmed and Aliya Riaz’s all-round prowess make the duo a must inclusion for the Fantasy lineup.
- Rumana Ahmed
- Jahanara Alam
- Fargana Hoque
Fantasy Team & Point Projections
Shamima Sultana, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
Sanjida Islam, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
Fargana Hoque, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Bisma Maroof, Points: 45-47, Grade: B
Sidra Ameen, Points: 25-27, Grade: B
Rumana Ahmed, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Aliya Riaz, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Sana Mir, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Sadia Iqbal, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
Jahanara Alam, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Khadija Tul Kubra, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn