Match Preview: Pakistan vs New Zealand - Match 14

Maryam Mallick
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Match Preview: Pakistan vs New Zealand - Match 14

Date: 15 November, 2018

Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana

Pakistan opened their account for the tournament by registering a win against Ireland in their previous match. Meanwhile, their opponents New Zealand are yet to get off the mark. The White Ferns will be desperate to win against Pakistan and earn a few points before heading into their last match of the tournament against Ireland. With Australia having already qualified to the knockout stage from this group, the only hope for either of these teams to join them is if India suffers a shock defeat to Ireland and the winner of this match overtakes them on net run rate. That result is highly unlikely so, both teams will now just be looking to end their campaign on a positive note. This is probably be Pakistan's last match of the tournament, while New Zealand have a clash against Ireland yet to come.


Players to Watch Out For

Suzie Bates (New Zealand)

Suzie Bates' is one of the prominent names in women's cricket. Her exploits with the bat are no secret and she is in good touch at the moment. With scores of 67 and 48 from the first two matches of the tournament, what can Bates do in her teams third clash? A big innings from her seems right around the corner and it will be a much needed one for her side; one that might see New Zealand over the line, against Pakistan.

Javeria Khan (Pakistan)

Role: Top-order batter

Matches: 84

Batting Stats: Runs- 1451; Average- 21.33; Strike Rate- 90.85; Best- 74*

Javeria Khan struggled with form coming into the tournament. This struggle of hers' continued through the first two matches of the WT20 as well but, she remained true to what she said in a post-match interview; playing an aggressive brand of cricket. Her patience paid off when she recorded her career best figures of 74* against Ireland. She seems to have regained her form with the bat and Pakistan will need their captain to continue scoring the way she did, if they are to win their last match of the event and finish their campaign on a high.


Numbers to Watch Out For;

Suzie Bates needs just 39 more runs to reach 3000 runs in T20I's. If she manages to do so, she will become the first batter to achieve that feat.


Who Said What

"But at the same time we have got two games of cricket that, like I said, it's all about pride to a certain extent. And we've got to make sure we keep focusing forward on those ones as much as we can and just trying to keep our heads up and our spirits up to ensure we can go out and perform on the park."- Amy Satterthwaite

"Conditions were good for us to bowl, for spin bowlers and fast bowlers, too. Overall it was good. It was batting pitch also and bowling pitch also. It was comfortable for us to like play on that pitch."- Nashra Sandhu



The conditions in Guyana continue to aid spinners. But, as teams have been playing on it more and more, the amount of runs being scored is also increasing. So, there is something in it for both batters and bowlers.


Probable XI:

Pakistan: Ayesha Zafar, Javeria Khan (c), Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof,Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Nahida Khan, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz (wk),Aiman Anwar, Nashra Sundhu

New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Jess Watkin, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Katey Martin (wk), Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Leigh Kasperek, Hannah Rowe, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Maddy Green