Welcome back. Today we are here for the 1st ODI of 3 matches’ series between Pakistan women and New Zealand women. The series holds a significant importance for Pakistan women cricket team as the series will give an excellent international exposure to their team. Here, we are going to cover the entire action right from the toss till the award ceremony. We will keep you updated with Pakistan Vs New Zealand.
Series- Pakistan Women v New Zealand Women in UAE, 2017
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Date and time- 31 October, 10:00 AM
The pitch in Sharjah, UAE will be spinner friendly. The spinners will play a key role in today’s match.
Total matches played at this venue – 229
Matches won batting – 123
Matches won chasing- 104
Average score (1st Inng) – 223
Average score (2nd Inng) – 191
Highest total recorded- 364/7 (50 over) by Pak Vs NZ
Lowest total recorded- 54/10 (26.3 over) by Ind Vs SL
Pakistan has not included their senior batsman Nain Abidi and all-rounder Asmavia Iqbal in their 14-member squad while Aliya Riaz, Sidra Amin and Aiman Anwar have made a comeback in the team. In case of any injury, Anam Amin, Fareeha Mahmood, Ayesha Naz and Rameen Shamim will take charge.
New Zealand is looking much stronger than Pakistan and will play like a pro. There is no injury concern, and every player is ready to play. A Sattherwaite and S Bates will open the innings for New Zealand.
Bismah Maroof (captain) Aiman Anwar
Aliya Riaz Ayesha Zafar
Nahida Khan Diana Baig
Javeria Khan Sidra Nawaz
Sana Mir Sadia Yousaf
Nashra Sandhu/Natalia Pervaiz
Suzie Bates (captain) Sam Curtis
Sophie Devine Maddy Green
Katey Martin Katie Perkins
Amy Satterthwaite Holly Huddleston
Leigh Kasperek Hannah Rowe
Below are the key players to look for in today’s match and choices for captain and vice-captain-