Nida Dar in action. ©Pakistan Cricket

Pakistan suffered a massive 146-run defeat at the hands of the Windies in the series opener. Chasing 216, Pakistan collapsed to be bowled out for 70. They then bounced back in the second ODI to triumph by 34 runs. The result of the series now rests on the third and final ODI. Who will emerge victorious?

 

Importance

Having lost the T20I series on home soil, Pakistan will be eyeing an ODI series win against the Windies. With ICC Women’s Championship points also at stake, both sides will come in all guns blazing to claim the series.

 

Players to Watch Out for

Aliya Riaz (Pakistan)

While her stats may not be particularly impressive, Riaz is a promising new prospect for Pakistan. A handy middle-order batter, Riaz has shown she can take on the best of bowling attacks by recording her maiden half-century against Australia. After some valuable contributions during the T20 series, Riaz will be eager to perform in the last ODI to cement her place in the squad.

Deandra Dottin (West Indies)

At the moment, it is hard to look past Dottin’s form. After an impressive T20 series, where she was named Player of the Series, Dottin has continued the momentum into the ODIs. With two scores in the 90’s against Pakistan in this tour alone, one cannot help but sense a scintillating century is right around the corner. But, not only has Dottin excelled with the bat, she tore apart Pakistan’s middle order in the first ODI, claiming three crucial scalps.

 

Conditions

With the third match also scheduled to be played in Dubai, it can be thought the pitch will play in a similar way. Hence, it may prove tricky to bat on and batters will need to settle in before playing the big shots.

 

Probable XI

West Indies: Kycia Knight (wk), Deandra Dottin, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell

Pakistan: Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Diana Baig

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