Australia Women go up against Pakistan Women in Group A of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Wednesday, August 3, at Edgbaston, Birmingham from 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Australian women’s cricket team beat Barbados by nine wickets in their previous match in the tournament. The Kangaroos bowled Barbados out for just 64 runs in the first innings. Alana King picked four wickets for the Aussies while Tahlia McGrath finished with figures of 3/13. Australia chased the target down with 71 balls to spare thanks to Meg Lanning’s unbeaten 21-ball 36 with the bat.
The Pakistan women’s cricket team lost to India by eight wickets in their previous match in the tournament. The Women in Blue bowled Pakistan out for just 99 runs in the first innings. Muneeba Ali scored a 30-ball 32 for the visitors. Tuba Hassan and Omaima Sohail picked one wicket each for the Women in Green as India chased the target down in 11.2 overs. Pakistan are out of the tournament having lost both their matches so far.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Australia Women: 1.01, Pakistan Women: 14.00
Bet365 odds: Australia Women: 1.02, Pakistan Women: 19.00
Betwinner odds: Australia Women: 1.016, Pakistan Women: 13.50
10CRIC odds: Australia Women: 1.00, Pakistan Women: 11.18
Betway odds: Australia Women: 1.01, Pakistan Women: 13.00
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women head-to-head
Australia have won 10 out of the 12 WT20I matches against Pakistan so far; the remaining two matches were abandoned.
Australia beat Pakistan by 52 runs in their last completed WT20I match.
Australia have won four out of their last five matches in this format while Pakistan have only won one.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women probable playing XI
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy (wicket-keeper), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (captain), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Grace Harris, Ashleigh Gardener, Darcie Brown, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt.
Pakistan Women: Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Muneeba Ali (wicket-keeper), Bismah Maroof (captain), Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Tuba Hassan, Fatima Sana.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women top picks
Australia Women: Alana King will be the player to watch out for from the Australian side. King has picked up 13 wickets in eight innings in the shortest format. The 26-year-old has an economy of 4.88 and an average of 9.07.
Pakistan Women: Tuba Hassan will be the top pick from the Pakistan side. Hassan has picked seven wickets in six innings in WT20Is at an average of 13.42. Hassan has an economy of 4.70 and a strike rate of 13.42.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction
Australia are clear favourites going into the game against Pakistan. The Southern Stars have never lost to Pakistan in the shortest format and are currently the top-ranked women’s T20 team in the world.
Pakistan have struggled in T20 cricket and will go into the game as underdogs. The visitors have some talented players but lack the firepower to beat a strong side like Australia.
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 24°C
Wind: 15 km/h