The PCB Challengers and PCB Strikers team will compete each other in the Match 7 of Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021. The key players of Challengers team are Iram Javed and Waheeda Akhtar, while Strikers have Ayesha Zafar and Tooba Hassan. The Challengers are led by Javeria Khan, while Kainat Imtiaz captains the Strikers team.
The Challengers have been unstoppable in the domestic tournaments for the past few years. In this year, the Challengers team has won 3 out of 3 matches and all the players have been in-form. While, the Strikers secured win in their last league match, and now have 1 win in 3 matches. It is expected to be an exciting encounter between both the teams.
The match will be played at National Stadium, Karachi which has been hosting international matches for past many years and has its history associated as well. As it is known that very few international matches are scheduled in Pakistan, and only domestic matches are now scheduled and all the domestic matches are take place at Karachi.
Fixture Name: Match 7
Competition: Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021
Date: 15 September
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Team Form Guide:
CHA-W(recent last): W W W
STR-W(recent last): W L L
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Pitch Report: The match between PCB Challengers and PCB Strikers is slated to be played in National Stadium, Karachi. The pitch will provide a support to the batters in scoring runs easily and has the par score of 230. In the last match, it was observed that the slow bowlers secured wickets with the change in pace and variations.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: PCB Strikers 237/8 won by 65 runs against PCB Dynamites 172/10 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: Fareeha Mehmood
BATSMEN: Javeria Khan, Iram Javed, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Sidra Ameen
ALL-ROUNDERS: Tooba Hassan, Kainat Imtiaz
BOWLERS: Natalia Pervaiz, Anoosha Nasir, Waheeda Akhtar
The Challengers team have secured victory in all the 3 league matches, Their balance has been amazing in the tournament, and are expected to fare better in this fixture. While, Strikers also won their last game and opened their account and would look to play well against the best team in the tournament, and get the momentum going.
The Challengers were terrific in their last league match with their bowling performance and bundled out opposition for a score of 59. The leader of attack, Waheeda picked 4 wickets, while Nasir, Syeda, and Anoosha picked 2 wickets each. Then, Sidra Ameen and Iram Javed batted cautiously to help the team in chasing down the score in 21 overs.
The middle-order batter has an extensive experience of contributing for Pakistan national team and was a part of the 2019 World Cup team. In this season, she has scored the most runs for the team and has displayed an ability to stabilize the team and stitch partnerships, is one of the best picks for this fixture.
The bowler was named as the player of the match in the team’s last fixture. She is the joint leading wicket-taker in this season with 7 wickets. All in all, she has been amazing with her wicket-taking abilities in the domestic cricket, including the last year’s One Day tournament and T20 tournament played in 2020 and can be a differential pick.
The Challengers team will be upbeat due to their consistent performances in the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup. No changes are expected in the Playing XI for this fixture against PCB Strikers, due to the management and captain deciding to not use strategy of cutting and chopping and trust on their players for long run, which is reflected well in the results.
CHA-W Playing 11 (likely)
1. Fareeha Mehmood
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
The Strikers won their last league match by a huge margin of 65 runs. The openers Jaweria Rauf and Ayesha Zafar laid strong foundation with hefty contribution. Then, Kainat Imtiaz came back to the form and helped the team to post 230+ runs on the board. The, the bowlers, Tooba Hassan and Fatima Khan performed well to help the team in getting their first win.
The youngster has been the star-performer for the Strikers team in this season. Her performance has lifted the team’s spirits and took 4 wickets in the last match with fine economy rate which put opposition in pressure. The leg-break bowler has deceiving skills and will be a differential pick due to her performances for the past 1 year.
The captain of the Strikers lead from the front in the last league match and scored half-century which was one of the reasons for the team securing their first win in the 2021 season. She has been playing for Pakistan for many years now and will be a trusted pick due to her ability to stabilize the team and take crucial wickets.
The Strikers finally opened their account with a win in the last league match and will be a happy team. This win will also be important because they are the new team and are playing together for the first time, so performances also matter in providing the confidence to the team.No changes are expected in the side’s Playing XI for the next fixture against Challengers.
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 Challengers 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 7 of the Pakistan Women’s One Day Cup 2021.
The CHA-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.