The PCB Blasters and PCB Strikers team will lock horns in the Match 9 of Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021. The key players of Blasters team are Nahida Khan and Syeda Aroob Shah. While Strikers have Ayesha Zafar and Hafsa Khalid. The Blasters are led by Sidra Nawaz, while Kainat Imtiaz captains the Strikers team.
The PCB Blasters have been quite impressive in this season and have won 3 out of 4 matches. They have been impressive in both departments and would look to continue the same form. While, the Strikers have secured only 1 win in 4 league matches and need wins from every match to get into the finals of the tournament.
The BLA-W vs STR-W match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi, which has been a hunting ground for the domestic cricketers trying to build their career in international cricket. In 2020, due to the covid concerns, the ODD tournament was not organized, and the last season was played in the year 2019.
Fixture Name: Match 9
Competition: Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021
Date: 17 September
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
BLA-W(recent last): W W L
STR-W(recent last): L W L
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Pitch Report: The match between PCB Blasters and PCB Strikers is scheduled to be played in National Stadium, Karachi. The pitch is expected to be flat and will provide fine assistance to the batters in scoring runs in an efficient manner. The most of the matches are being won by the team batting second, and the spin bowlers will certainly hold a good chance of taking wickets.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: PCB Challengers 164/2 won by 8 wickets against PCB Strikers 163/10 in Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
The selected combination would be 6:5 for Challengers: Strikers, which is built according to the performance of the team and players. The top picks for the fixture would be Iram Javed and Javeria Khan in the batting department, while Tooba Hassan and Waheeda Akhtar can contribute with the ball and can be handy with the bat as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sidra Nawaz
BATSMEN: Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Hafsa Khalid, Nahida Khan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Nida Dar, Tooba Hassan, Kainat Imtiaz
BOWLERS: Natalia Pervaiz, Anoosha Nasir, Syeeda Aroob Shah
The PCB Blasters are looking quite confident in their approach to win the games and are expected to win this fixture. Their balance has been terrific and the experienced players have been impressive in their performances. While, Strikers need firepower in their bowling department to help the team in winning the match.
The PCB Blasters have 3 wins in 4 league matches, and are positioned to make their case for the semi-finals. In the last league match, they produced brilliant performances with the ball and dismissed opposition to a score of 104. Then the team chased down the total in 24 overs. The important picks will be Syeda Aroob Shah and Nahida Khan.
The opening batter of the Blasters team is the leading run-scorer in the tournament. Her ability to absorb the pressure and stabilizing the team well in crucial situations has helped her to perform well throughout the career. With an experience of playing for Pakistan, she will be the best pick for this fixture due to her consistency.
The bowler has been touted as the future star in the Pakistan Cricket due to her impressive performances. She has picked up 6 wickets in the tournament, with 4 coming from the last game where she picked wickets with the new as well as old ball, which dismantled the opposition and they were bundled out for a score of 104.
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The PCB Blasters are a terrific side for the past few years and consistency to win the matches with an average side must boost them ahead of this fixture. With 3 wins in 4 matches, the team management is expected to play with the same set of players and confirm their place for the finals of the tournament. The crucial players will be Nida Dar and Gul Feroza as well.
BLA-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Gul Feroza
2. Nahida Khan
3. Omaima Sohail
4. Sidra Nawaz (c & wk)
5. Nida Dar
6. Shawal Zulfiqar
7. Syeda Aroob Shah
8. Noreen Yaqub
9. Fatima Sana
10. Aisha Jawed
11. Saima Malik
The Strikers have managed to secure 1 win in 4 league matches and are on the brink of losing their place for the finals. In the last league match, they faced the Challengers and were dismissed for a score of 163, which is a below-par total. Then, the opposition chase down the total easily in 31 overs and won the game by 8 wickets
The bowler has been impressive in the tournament to keep the batters in pressure with variations in pace changes. In the last league match, she was promoted up the order and scored 13 runs and scalped 1 wicket with the ball. She can be a differential pick due to her ability to perform well in both departments.
The experienced player will look to maintain the same consistency in her performances to help the team in reaching the finals of the tournament. In the last league match, she scored 38 runs and provided a stable platform to post a respectable total on the board. Hence, Ayesha will play a vital role in giving confidence to the middle-order.
The Strikers will need to secure victory in a must-win encounter. Their top like Kainat Imtiaz and Ayesha Zafar need to perform to provide a stable platform for the team. No changes are expected in the Striker’s Playing XI for their next fixture against Blasters in the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
STR-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Jaweria Rauf
2. Ayesha Zafar
3. Yusra Amir (wk)
4. Kainat Imtiaz (c)
5. Ayesha Naseem
6. Hafsa Khalid
7. Natalia Pervaiz
9. Tooba Hassan
10. Fatima Khan
11. Gul Uswa
Watch PCB Blasters vs PCB Strikers Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021 Live score and streaming on Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel. All the news updates and stats related to the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021 will be available on the Pakistan Cricket Board official website. This will be the Match 9 of the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
The BLA-W vs STR-W match will not be broadcast on Indian Television Channel, as none of the sports channels have bought the rights for the broadcast. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel. With the covid concerns in Pakistan, no crowd is allowed in the Karachi Stadium.