The PCB Blasters and PCB Challengers team will lock horns in the Final of Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021. The key players of Blasters team are the openers Nida Dar and Nahida Khan. While Challengers have bowler Waheeda Akhtar and batter Iram Javed. The PCB Blasters are led by Sidra Nawaz, while Javeria Khan captains the PCB Challengers team.
Both the teams have secured 5 victories in the league stage, and have looked confident of their abilities to clinch key moments. In their last league match, PCB Blasters won the match by 2 wickets and will look to maintain the same performance. While Challengers will look to improve the performances to lift the trophy of Women’s One Day Cup with the experienced players.
The CHA-W vs BLA-W match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi, which has been a hunting ground for the domestic cricketers. This is the Final of the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021 and both teams have been playing fine over the past few years in the domestic cricket and would look to win one more match to clinch the prestigious trophy.
Fixture Name: Final
Competition: Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021
Date: 21 September
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
BLA-W(recent last): W W W
CHA-W(recent last): L W W
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Pitch Report: The match between PCB Blasters and PCB Challengers is scheduled to be played in National Stadium, Karachi. The pitch is expected to be supporting both bowlers and batters equally. Here, the par score will be 175 to have a decent competition between both the teams. The spin bowlers would look to rescue their team in crucial situations due to the fine purchase off the surface.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: PCB Blasters 152/8 won by 2 wickets against PCB Challengers 148/10 in Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
The selected combination would be 6:5 for Challengers: Blasters, which is due to their past performance in the domestic circuit. The both teams have quality players in their ranks, and it is bit difficult for predicting the teams. The best pick for this game would be Nida Dar who can contribute in both departments. While, the vice-captain will be Javeria Khan who has been consistent with her scores.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sidra Nawaz
BATSMEN: Javeria Khan, Iram Javed, Sidra Ameen, Nahida Khan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir
BOWLERS: Anoosha Nasir,Saima Malik, Waheeda Akhtar
The PCB Challengers are expected to win this fixture due to the terrific group of the players who have fine experience in the international circuit. They have been impressive with the bat, but need to bowl better to win this fixture. While Blasters will require the same performance from their bowlers to secure victory and win the title trophy of Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
The PCB Blasters have 5 wins in 6 matches and will be upbeat after beating the same opponents in the last league fixture. They bowled well to keep Challengers under pressure and the batted well to enhance the confidence of the rest of the squad. The top picks for this game would be Nahida Khan and Nida Dar who have been quite impressive in the tournament.
Nahida is the second highest run-scorer in the tournament, and with a fine experience of playing in the domestic cricket will be the best pick of this match. After a failure in the 2nd league match, she has produced brilliant performances and helped the team to win their last 2 league matches by her stable innings at the top-order and would look to keep up the same performance.
The leading wicket-taker in the tournament has been the another reason apart from Nahida that team has been winning the recent matches. She has an extensive experience of playing for Pakistan, and will be a differential pick. In the last match, she picked up 3 wickets at a fine economy rate of 3 and would look to be efficient in this fixture as well.
Captain: Sidra Nawaz
Wicket-keeper: Sidra Nawaz
Possible Top Four: Gul Feroza, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar
Possible Opening Bowlers: Syeda Aroob Shah, Fatima Sana
The X-factors for BLA-W team would be Syeda Aroob Shah who has been a terrific bowler for the team, and Omaima Sohail who has displayed proficiency to pick wickets and can score runs in the past and this season as well.
BLA-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Gul Feroza
2. Nahida Khan
3. Omaima Sohail
4. Nida Dar
5. Sidra Nawaz (c & wk)
6. Shawal Zulfiqar
7. Syeda Aroob Shah
8. Noreen Yaqub
9. Fatima Sana
10. Aisha Jawed
11. Saima Malik
The PCB Challengers have won each match of the league stage, and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. In the last league match, although they gave away good amount of runs but chase them under 49 overs. The best perfomers for the team were Saba Nazir Dua Majid with the ball, and Sidra, Javeria, and Iram Javed continue their fine form.
Waheeda has been a fine performer in the domestic circuit for the past year.in this tournament, she has been brilliant with her wicket-taking abilities and helped the team to clinch the top spot in the league. She has picked up a total of 10 wickets and came back to form once again in the tournament and would look to keep contributing in the power-play overs.
The most experienced batter in the Challengers team will be the best pick for this fixture due to her consistent performances. She can be trusted due to her record with the Pakistan team. In the tournament, she has scored 268 runs in 6 matches and will be leading the team’s batting attack. She can stitch crucial partnerships along with the other players to support the team.
Captain: Javeria Khan
Wicket-keeper: Najiha Alvi
Possible Top Four: Khadija Chisti, Sidra Amin, Javeria Khan, Iram Javed
Possible Opening Bowlers: Anoosha Nasir, Waheeda Akhtar
The X-factors for CHA-W team would be Waheeda Akhtar who is quite talented but has not been able to perform that well in this season, and Iram Javed is also the potential player who can be looked upon as a nice pick due to her consistent performances.
CHA-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Khadija Chisti
2. Sidra Amin
3. Javeria Khan (c)
4. Iram Javed
5. Najiha Alvi (wk)
6. Saba Nazir
7. Waheeda Akhtar
8. Dua Majid
9. Diana Baig
10. Anoosha Nasir
11. Syeda Masooma Zahra
Watch PCB Challengers vs PCB Blasters 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 11 of the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
The CHA-W vs BLA-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 all round the world, no crowd is allowed in both the Stadiums in Karachi.