The second game on Friday will take place between England and Pakistan. While England are considered as one of the strong contenders of title, Pakistan are no less. They started the campaign with a convincing win over West Indies.
Pakistan certainly failed to remember what beating England in a T20I feels like as it took place more than six and a half years ago, even though it was a last-ball win by a single. Their 3-0 series loss to England in Malaysia are widely remembered but Pakistan have some key players who are in formidable form.
On the other hand, England would love to register another win to consolidate their place for the semi-final even though they are at the top of the Group B points table. Pakistan too would love to maintain their winning streak.
While England captain Heather Knight smashed a century in the last game, Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof took the team to the finish line against West Indies. However, England openers are not at all in form but the middle-orders are doing the job.
The case is different for Pakistan as their opener Javeria Khan has been providing them with the flying start and the middle-order carry that forward. However, the pitch will be on a slower side where both teams will keep their winning combination intact.
It will be interesting to who will have the last laugh since this game will decide many things including whose chance is there to reach the semi-final.
Muneeba Ali, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (C), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Aiman Anwer, Diana Baig, Anam Amin, Fatima Sana, Sadia Iqbal, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem
Amy Ellen Jones (WK), Danielle Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Glenn, Georgia Elwiss, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Mady Villiers