Who will win Pakistan vs Thailand (ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020)?
Thailand’s first World Cup campaign concludes with a match against Pakistan at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Group B on March 3. The live action gets underway at 15:00 local time.
Surprise qualifiers Thailand have lost all three matches – scoring 78/9, 78/7 and 82 in what was always going to be a steep learning curve for their burgeoning team. They sit bottom of the group and net run rate means they are likely to remain there even if they sign off with a huge shock win.
Pakistan will want to finish their tournament on a high, meanwhile, even if they can not qualify for the semi-finals now. They beat West Indies first up, but losses to England and South Africa – last time out finishing on 119/5 in reply to the Proteas’ 136/6 – means they sit fourth ahead of the final group fixtures.
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Pakistan lost the toss and were asked to field first last time out. Batting first seems to be the preferred option at the Sydney Showground Stadium.
Sydney will be cloudy all day on Tuesday, with scattered showers forecast throughout the day. There could be some disruption.
The Sydney Showground Stadium appeared sluggish in the previous Group B matches at the venue.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Pakistan vs Thailand (ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020).
PAK Women Team News & Playing 11
PAKW Team News
With Bismah Maroof ruled out injured, Javeria Khan led Pakistan last time out. Syeda Aroob Shah was the player to come into the team for Pakistan.
PAKW Key Players
Javeria Khan: Now leading the team in Maroof’s absence, the opener scored 31 last time out, having opened the tournament with 35. She has not scored quite as well as she did in 2019, however.
Nida Dar: Took her 97th WT20i wicket last time out, and knows she is one of the players who needs to step it up with the bat to cover Maroof.
Diana Baig: Took 2-19 against South Africa last time out – the same figures she posted against West Indies first up. She now has five wickets in three matches at this tournament.
PAKW Team Form
Pakistan have been unable to back up their surprise opening win against West Indies, after restricting them to 124/7 to win by eight wickets first up.
They were bowled out for 116 chasing 159 to beat England in the second game, while last time out, Diana Baig’s 2-19 helped restrict South Africa to 136/6 but Pakistan could only reach 119/5 in reply despite Aliya Riaz’s late flurry.
PAK Women Predicted Playing 11
Javeria Khan (c), Muneeba Ali, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Umaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Diana Baig, Aiman Anwer, Anam Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah
THAI Women Team News & Playing 11
THAW Team News
Thailand have been unchanged for all three matches so far and have tended to keep faith in a settled starting XI in their previous fixtures before this tournament too – see the qualifier as a prime example.
THAW Key Players
Chanida Sutthiruang: After success with the ball in 2019, she will want to ensure her big tournament debut ends on a high having taken one wicket and proved generally expensive so far.
Naruemol Chawai: A key batsman in Thailand qualifying for this tournament, she has scored 32 runs so far at the T20 World Cup.
Nattaya Boochatham: Another player to play a key role in Thailand’s qualification, she has taken one wicket so far and bowled economically too – conceding runs at 6.62 runs per over.
THAW Team Form
Thailand were surprise qualifiers for this tournament and the step up has been vast – albeit an excellent learning curve for one of world cricket’s emerging nations. They posted 78/9 in their opening game as they lost by seven wickets to the West Indies, before a heavy defeat to England in which they could only reach 78/7 in reply to 176/2.
Last time out, against South Africa, they conceded 195/3 and were bowled out for 82 in reply.
THAI Women Predicted Playing 11
Nattakan Chantam, Naruemol Chawai, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (wk), Nattaya Boochatham, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Sornnarin Tippoch (c), Chanida Sutthiruang, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Suleeporn Laomi, Soraya Lateh
PAK Women vs THAI Women Head to Head
This is the first WT20 international between these two teams.
PAK Women vs THAI Women Betting Odds
Pakistan were always going to go into this match as huge favourites to win.
PAKW Bet365 Odds
- PAKW to Win the Match: Pakistan are 1.05 favourites to win this match with Bet365.
- PAKW Top Batsman: Javeria Khan is now leading the team and opening the batting and she can be backed at 3.00 to be Pakistan’s top team batsman with Bet365, while opening partner Muneeba Ali is 4.50. After her late flurry last time out, Aliya Riaz is 7.00.
- PAKW Top Bowler: Aiman Anwer is 3.25 to be Pakistan’s top team bowler, while Anam Amin and Nida Dar are both 3.50. After two more wickets last time out, Diana Baig remains a surprising generously 5.50 to be Pakistan’s top team bowler with Bet365.
THAIW Bet365 Odds
- THAIW to win the Match: Thailand are as high as 26.00 to beat Pakistan with Bet365.
- THAIW Top Batsman: Nattakan Chantam is 4.00 to be Thailand’s top team batsman with Bet365, while opening partner Naruemol Chaiwai is 4.50, as are Nattaya Boochatham and Nannapat Koncharoenkai.
- THAIW Top Bowler: Boochatham is 3.40 favourite with Bet365 to be Thailand’s top team bowler, meanwhile. Chanida Sutthiruang is 3.75 with Bet365 and Suleeporn Laomi is 4.33.
PAK Women vs THAI Women Prediction
Pakistan will be keen to sign off with a win and it would be a huge shock if they did not against winless Thailand.