CWG 2022: With West Indies skipping this season due to politics and other internal reasons, it’s the Barbados team getting a wholesome opportunity to face World Class International Teams and showcase their talent. Pakistan team will enter CWG with a lot of confidence after defeating Ireland and Sri Lanka in the past few months.
On the other hand, Barbados even though relatively inexperienced compared to Pakistan has been one of the prominent sides in the West Indies Domestic Circuit. The Edgbaston wicket will provide good batting conditions while it will also have something in for the swing bowlers. There will be some due initially but once a batter gets going, it would get easier in the 2nd half. Any captain winning the toss would certainly like to bowl first and chase later on when the wicket becomes drier.
Barbados Captain Hayley Matthews is an experienced campaign with close to 3000 International runs, the challenge for her will be to lead an inexperienced & young troop vs experienced International Teams.
Apart from Hayley, a lot will also depend on Deandra Dottin who is the most experienced player in the team. Deandra with 267 International games and over 6000+ runs will lend the much-needed stability to the young Barbados Team.
Kycia Knight (168 International Games) will also be one player to watch out for being the 3rd most experienced campaigned in the Squad followed by Hayley and Deandra.
From the bowlers, Tuba Hassan will be someone to watch out for. All but 21yrs old, Tuba has the best bowling figures of 3/8 in T20s and a lot will be expected from her in the upcoming match.
Experience plays a very important role in any sport and Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof who has over 5000+ International runs will certainly play a vital cog at the top order. Also, she has been in good nick off lately and Pakistan would certainly want her to give a good start at the top order.
Anam Amin will lead the pace attack for Pakistan and she has all the experience to do so. With close to 100 International Games and 110 International wickets, Anam will be a crucial player for Pakistan in the Bowling Department.
26yr old Diana will be the 2nd most experienced bowler in the Pakistan Squad and she will certainly fuel the pace battery of the Pakistan Team. Diana has 67 wkts in 77 International Games.
CWG 2022 Match 2 Where to Watch:
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv App
Barbados: Hayley Matthews (C), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui
CWG 2022 Barbados vs Pakistan Dream 11 Prediction:
Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Hayley Matthews, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Keila Elliott, Kycia Knight, Muneeba Ali, Kainat Imtiaz