It’s a matchup between the Dynamites and the Challengers for game no. 3 of the ongoing phase 2 (one-day stage) of the Pakistan Cup Women’s Tournament. The match is scheduled to kick off on May 27, 2023 at 9:30am Indian Standard Time (IST), at the State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi.
The Dynamites started their season on a high note with a commanding 9-wicket victory in the opening, while the Challengers suffered a loss to the Blasters in their season opener.
Dynamites – Sidra Amin (C), Aima Saleem, Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Fajar Naveed, Fatima Shahid, Ghulam Fatima, Humna Bilal, Khadija Chishti, Laiba Nasir, Maham Manzoor, Nashra Sundhu, Rameen Shamim, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Waheeda akhtar
challengers – Omaima Sohail (C), Amber Kainaat, Areesha Noor, Fareeha Mehmood (WK), Fatima Zehra, Huraina Sajjad, Javeria Khan, Javeria Rauf, Kainat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Masooma Zehra, Noreen Yaqoob, Sadia Iqbal, Saima Malik, Warda Yosaf
Players to watch out for:
The 30-year-old all-rounder, in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), has scored 985 runs in 47 innings, while he has struck 8 wickets in 31 outings. Aliya in the first game did not require with the bat, while with the ball he registered figures of 3/19 (5).
The 27-year-old leg-spinner, in 11 ODIs he has struck 21 wickets, while holding best bowling figures of 5/34. Ghulam with impressive figures of 4/17 in 8 overs, was the main architect of the Blasters’ collapse in the first match.
The batting all-rounder, in the opener of the One-Day series, although she was dismissed on the cheap for just 8, she made an impact with the ball recording figures of 2/18 from her 6 overs. A complete package is Noreen Yaqoob to have in a team.
The 23-year-old left-arm pacer is an experienced capless cricketer who has features for Quetta’s senior and under-21 teams. Saima in the first match dispatched 8.3 overs conceding just 35 runs while he too stuck a wicket.
The State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex in Karachi offers a favorable batting surface with an average score of 130. However, it presents a daunting task for batsmen at intermediates, particularly against expert spin bowlers.
Conditions at the State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi are forecast to be pleasant for the game, with sunny skies and a small chance of rain. The temperature is expected to be around 33°C with moderate winds and a humidity of 60%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Sidra Nawaz, Sidra Amin, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan, Noreen Yaqoob, Aliya Riaz, Amber Kainaat, Ghulam Fatima, Nashra Sundhu, Rameen Shamim, Waheeda Akhtar
Date – May 27, 2023
Time – 9:30 a.m.
Event – State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi
Transmission – Access live scores for all games in the series on the FanCode app and website.