Australia’s Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in CWG 2022

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Australia skipper Meg Lanning has won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in their last group match in Commonwealth games 2022. The Aussies have already qualified for the semis of the CWG 2022 tournament and they will be looking to end this match on a high as well to maintain their 100% record in group matches. On the other side, Pakistan is almost out of CWG 2022 race after facing a humiliating defeat against arch-rival India in their last match.

The playingXI of Australia:

Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

Updates: 03:15 PM

Match Details: 

  • Match: Australia Women vs Pakistan Women (AUS W vs PAK W)
  • Date- Wednesday, August 03, 2022
  • Match Format – T20
  • Venue – Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Time- 3:30 PM  (IST)
  • Weather- Mostly Cloudy (20 degrees Celsius)

Preview: 

Welcome to the AUS W vs PAK W Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. The 9th match of the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2022 will see the unbeaten Australia Women facing off against Pakistan Women on August 3, 2022, at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. Keep on reading for more information on the AUS W vs PAK W game.

Australia Women are the current favourites to win the gold in Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2022 because of their utter dominance. The Southern Stars are unbeaten and looking great with their 2 out of 2 wins, against India and Barbados. On the other hand, by losing 2 out of 2, Pakistan Women are at the bottom of the ‘Group A’ point table. 

Both the batting and bowling sides of the Pakistan Women’s team performed poorly in the Commonwealth Games, so far. While whole Australian Women’s team is contributing equally to the win.  

Basic Stats:

Top batter

Ashleigh Gardner – 52 runs, 148.57 strike rate

Meg Lanning – 37 runs, 185.00 strike rate 

Nida Dar – 50 runs, 161.29 strike rate

Muneeba Ali – 49 runs, 100.00 strike rate

Top bowler

Jess Jonassen – 4 wickets

Alana King – 4 wickets

Fatima Sana – 2 wickets

Diana Baig – 1 wicket

Match Prediction, Who will win?

Also Read: Commonwealth Games 2022: Updated Medal Tally after Day 4, All Medalists so far; Women’s Cricket Points Table

Scenario 1- If AUS W bats first

  • First Innings score prediction – AUS is expected to score 160 plus runs
  • Result prediction – AUS is likely to win by 40 plus runs

Scenario 2- If PAK W bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- PAK W is expected to score 130 plus runs
  • Result prediction- AUS W will win the match by 6 wickets.

Australia Women will win

AUS W is overwhelmed with their second win on a trot at the Commonwealth Games. The spin trio of the Australia women’s team, comprising King, Jess Jonassen, and Ash King, is performing really well. They might create destructions against the poor-performing batters of the Pakistan Women team. 

Playing 11

Australia Women Team: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

Pakistan Women Team: Muneeba Ali (wk), Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Diana Baig, Anam Amin

Teams Squad

Australia Women Squad

Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda Wellington

Pakistan Women Squad

Bismah Maroof (c), Aiman Anwer, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan