ZIMW vs PAKW
12th Match Prediction
It is all happening in ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Playing their first major tournament, Thailand Women have scripted history by causing the first upset of the tournament and are now well and truly in the hunt to qualify for the next round. Apart from that, Group A is well and truly open with four teams still in the hunt to progress to the next round. The next few matches of the group are going to be of significant importance.
Up next in the tournament, Zimbabwe Women are set to take on Pakistan Women in a match that will certainly govern the fate of these two sides. Both these sides are still in contention to progress but a loss here will act as a massive deterrent to the losing team’s hopes. The match between the two sides is to be played at Sunrise Sports Club, Harare on Saturday, November 26th 2021.
ZIMW vs PAKW Team Previews
Zimbabwe Women are playing at their home turf and while one would imagine that they would enjoy considerable home advantage, they have not. In fact, Zimbabwe Women have been so poor in the tournament so far that even the familiarity with the conditions have not helped them. Having said that, they are still pretty much in contention to qualify for the next round and will be desperate to put in some good performances in their matches to come.
As it currently stands, Zimbabwe Women are placed at the third spot on the points table and a win here will push them to the second spot. Out of a total of two matches played, Zimbabwe Women have won one and lost one. They have a terrific net run rate of 0.663, which can come in handy should things get tight towards the end of the group stage.
Before the World Cup Qualifiers started, Zimbabwe Women hosted Bangladesh Women for a three-match T20I series, which they lost 3-0. In their first World Cup Qualifiers match, which was against Thailand Women, Zimbabwean batsmen failed to take advantage of the home conditions in spite of having a reasonably modest total of 247 runs to chase down. Against USA as well, Zimbabwe narrowly escaped with a win as they lost nine wickets while chasing a paltry total of 131 against USA.
All in all, Zimbabwe have shown glimpses of brilliance, but they have massively underperformed. They do have a decent side on paper, but given the form they are in, they will need to play out of their skins in this upcoming match. If they are able to do that, a semi-final spot will certainly be well within their reach.
Zimbabwe Women Playing 11
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Before the tournament began, Pakistan Women were clear favorites to top the group, but given the way things have panned out and the way they have played in particular, their chances to top the group have certainly dropped down. While a lot can be attributed to the way the other sides have played, Pakistan Women have been lacklustre in all of the matches they have played since their win over Ireland Women in the warm-ups.
After scoring a fantastic seven-wicket win over Ireland Women, Pakistan Women struggled to stay afloat with the bat against Bangladesh Women in their subsequent match and eventually lost the match by three wickets. In their next game, against Thailand Women, Pakistan Women repeated the same mistakes with the bat, but their bowlers saved them from an embarrassing defeat.
Batting first in decent batting conditions, Pakistan Women managed to put a total of just 145 runs on the board. Thailand Women looked well set to chase that down at one stage, but some fantastic bowling coupled with agile fielding pulled off a win from the jaws of a defeat.
On paper, Pakistan Women have a decent side and it has been rather surprising to see them under-perform in the matches they have played. The likes of Diana Baig, Nida Dar, Javeria Khan, and Aliya Riaz have looked in good touch and would need to step up in this upcoming contest. Also, they will need their youngsters to step up for this upcoming contest. If Pakistan Women are able to play to their potential, Zimbabwe Women would certainly have their work cut out.
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ZIMW vs PAKW Toss Prediction
To win this game, the victorious team will want to bat first. Having a lead on the board in the Finals puts a tremendous amount of pressure on your opponents.
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ZIMW vs PAKW Betting Tips
The winner of this match will move one step closer to the next round of the tournament. If the team loses, they will almost certainly exit the tournament before the quarterfinals are over. Because of the high stakes involved, we expect the two sides to go at each other with full force. The recent form of both teams and the overall composition of their respective teams suggest that betting on a Pakistan Women victory is the best course of action in this match.