BD-W vs PN-W Dream11 : Bangladesh look to defeat a lowly ranked PNG outfit when both the sides thrown open the doors of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier today
With the preparations and warm-up encounters behind us, the main ornament is set to make an advent today in the land of the women’s cricketing fraternity. For the upcoming countries, teams who attained international status over the course of the last year, the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier comes bearing with it immense value.
For the top two sides at the culmination of the tournament, the way will be paved clear for progressing to next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, a prize which is set to ease us be regaled in closely contested and tightly fought affairs across the life of the marquee tournament. Beginning proceedings in the tournament will be an extremely one-sided clash though with Bangladesh and PNG locking heads against each other in a match which promises to have only one result.
Having defeated Netherlands 3-0 in a T20 series prior to the culmination of this prevelant tournament, Bangladesh ended up winning both their warm-up encounters preceding today’s encounter as well. Where they just about managed toe ease past Netherlands’ 88 run target by three wickets, the 10 wicket win over Netherlands was a more convincing one, a performance the side will be looking to register against PNG as well today.
Elsewhere for PNG, today’s clash comes in the wake of a harrowing 70 run defeat by Ireland. The side were cleaned apart in the bowling department, seeing their opponents walk all over them to put 147 on the scoreboard before their own batting unit fell apart like a house of cards to curtail their run chase for just 77. It’s an ordeal which laces them in a sticky spot of bother ahead of today’s league opener, a match which could end up getting extremely silly for them.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the likelihood of rain extremely high prior to this match and also during it, we might be in for a reduced encounter, one where the bats find it tough to come and lash at the ball right from their opening delivery. Given rain and the condition of the pitch in the early parts of the clash, the side winning the toss will definitely be looking to step out and field first here.
Probable Playing 11
Sanjida Islam, Ayasha Rahman, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana (WK), Fargana Hoque, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun (C), Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter
Sibona Jimmy, Naoani Vare, Brenda Tau (WK), Tanya, Veru Frank, Konio Oala, Kaia Arua (C), Ravina Oa, Isabel Toua, Mairi Tom, Natasha Ambo
BD-W vs PN-W Match Prediction
We didn’t have to ponder much about who to pick out as the winner from this clash with Bangladesh set to dominate this clash. It’s not just due to their side but the identity of their opposition plays a heavy role in this narrative as well with PNG having plenty of areas to still paper the cracks over.
What will in particular let them down today is their meek batting unit, one we don’t envision having the stomach of a fight to bat on this track.
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match: Bangladesh Women vs PNG Women
Date And Time: 31st August, Saturday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: Forthill, Dundee
- Sanjida Islam, Shaila Sharmin, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun
- Sibona Jimmy, Brenda Tau, Kaia Arua, Ravina Oa
Top 4 Batting Order
- Sanjida Islam, Ayasha Rahman, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana
- Sibona Jimmy, Naoani Vare, Brenda Tau, Tanya
- Sanjida Islam, Shaila Sharmin
- Sibona Jimmy, Konio Oala
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter
- Sibona Jimmy, Natasha Ambo
BD-W vs PN-W Wicket-Keeper
PNG’s Benda Tau put in a refreshing performance in her side’s defeat to Ireland, raking up 20 runs on the scoreboard to deliver a performance which saw her emerge as her side’s highest run getter. What particularly impressed us was the application she showed, ready to apply herself at the crease and bide her time out to craft out a patient and crafty innings.
BD-W vs PN-W Batsmen
With 24 runs in her side’s 10 wicket win against Netherlands as they chased down the 52 run target set to them in just 6.3 overs, we have picked out Sanjida Islam from the side. We have also picked out Fargana Hoque given the paper thin identity of PNG’s bowling unit while from the opposition we have the lone selection of lower middle-order bat, Konio Oala be selected by us after she persevered for 15 balls in the last match.
BD-W vs PN-W All-Rounders
The real gold quarry of our side given the number of specialist players linked up in this department, we decided to immerse ourselves in the pool of options here and pick out PNG’s opener and new ball bowler, Sibona Jimmy here. She was one of the two bats for her side to cross the 10 run mark in the previous fixture and got a wicket as well to reaffirm our faith in her.
With 165 runs and 21 wickets in the shortest format of the game, we have also opted for Kaia Arua from the side.
BD-W vs PN-W Bowling Order
Our most heavily packed facet given the pitch and the identity of PNG’s batting line-up, our first pick from Bangladesh was of Salma Khatun. The number three bat has 510 runs and 54 wickets, figures which make her a good pick for this clash.
With the four wickets in the previous match against Netherlands, we have picked up legspinner Fahima Khatun as well from the side along with Jahanara Alam. We have a duo coming in from PNG as well with the side bound to make things jittery from Bangladesh given the bowlers at their disposal with us selecting Mairi Tom and Ravini Oa as the two picks from the side.
BD-W vs PN-W Captain And Vice-Captain
Arua is our sides’ captain for this pertinent clash while Salma is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.