There’s a lot to play for in the cricket world this weekend, with four matches scheduled in total. Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi lock horns in the big final of Pakistan Super League, while India Women take on in-form England Women in the Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series which also involves Australia Women.
Windies Women play their last game on their forgetful tour of New Zealand eyeing the rare win to end it on a high. Last but not the least, struggling Sri Lanka Women meet Pakistan Women in third ODI of the series trying to avoid series whitewash at home.
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Final, Pakistan Super League
Sunday, March 25th, 7:30 PM IST
The stellar form of Kamran Akmal has motored the Zalmi into the final. Besides Kamran Akmal, Liam Dawson has played a few vital hands with the bat for the Zalmi. Speaking of the bowling, Wahab Riaz is the spearhead of their attack and has 16 wickets in the bag. Umaid Asif and Hasan Ali are the second and third-best bowlers for the side.
Luke Ronchi has dominated bowling attacks in the tournament, scoring 383 runs at an audacious strike rate of 180. JP Duminy has also found the form, partnering Ronchi at the top of the batting order. Faheem Ashraf is the leading wicket-taker for the side, with 17 wickets in 11 matches. Mohammad Sami and Samit Patel are the second and third best bowlers for the side.
India Women vs England Women – Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series 2018
Sunday, 25th March 2018; 10:00 AM IST
After losing in the first match of the Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series, India Women would want to put a stronger performance against England Women. Opener Smriti Mandhana made an impressive 67 off 41balls in the first match, while Jhulan Goswami had a good game in her comeback match.
For England, Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver took the game away from Australia Women in the second match, with both scoring fifties. With the ball, Jenny Gunn had the bowling returns of 26/3, while Natalie Sciver also picked 2 wickets in the match.
New Zealand Women vs Windies Women – Windies Women’s tour of New Zealand, 2018
Sunday, 25th March, 06:30 AM IST
In the series, Skipper Suzie Bates has been excellent with the bat, with wicketkeeper Katey Martin, Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine also playing good hands. In the bowling department, Leigh Kasperek and Sophie Devine have been troubling the Windies Women. For West Indies Women, Stafanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews have had a few decent shows with the bat. Speaking of their bowling, Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews are the two bowlers with decent bowling returns.
Sri Lanka Women vs Pakistan Women – Pakistan Women’s tour of Sri Lanka
Saturday, 24th March, 09:50 AM Local
Chamari Athapaththu and Shashikala Siriwardene have carried Sri Lankan batting in the series, while Sripali Weerakkody has had a respectable outing in the last game where she picked 2 wickets conceding 46 runs in her quota of 10 overs. For Pakistan, Javeria Khan and skipper Bismah Maroof have produced big innings, with Nida Dar, Sana Mir and Natalia Pervaiz also chipping in. Speaking of their bowling, Sana Mir had an impressive bowling returns of 10-3-32-4 in the last game. Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar are other notable bowlers for the side.