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Women's World T20 Cup 2023, 12th Match NZ-W vs BD-W Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Women’s World T20 Cup 2023

 Group A, Match 12: NZ-W vs BD-W 

Preview 

In an important match-up in Cape Town, New Zealand and Bangladesh will face off to keep their hopes of advancing to the semi-finals alive. Both teams have lost their first two matches, and with just two games remaining, they must win both to have a chance to move on.

The Kiwis have an uphill battle ahead of them due to their poor net run rate. Even if they win both matches, there's no guarantee they'll qualify for the semis. Key players like Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, and Amelia Kerr will need to perform well with the bat to boost their team's chances.

Bangladesh has historically struggled to field reliable and consistent batters, counting on a few players to perform well in the top order. While Nigar Sultana has played well, she will need support from the rest of her team to have a chance of beating the Kiwis.

New Zealand has had a disappointing start to the tournament, scoring just 76 runs in their last match against Australia and collapsing for 67 runs in their following match against South Africa. They will need to improve their batting performance, especially in the top order, and build strong partnerships to get back on track.

The middle order, consisting of players like Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, and Hayley Jensen, has been reliable in the past and can make significant contributions to the team's success. The Kiwi bowlers, led by Kerr and Jensen, can also deliver timely breakthroughs to help their team.

While Bangladesh's bowlers have struggled in recent matches, players like Marufa Akter, Nahida Akter, and Jahanara Alam can exploit the struggling Kiwi batting lineup and pick up crucial wickets. However, their batting has also been weak, and the team will need a strong performance from key players like Shamima Sultana and Rumana Ahmed to have a chance of winning.

Overall, both teams have the potential to win, but they will need their key players to step up and perform to keep their hopes of advancing to the semi-finals alive.

 

Match Details

Match: NZ-W vs BD-W, 12th Match, Group A, Women’s World T20 Cup 2023

Date:Friday, February 17, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch in the men's T20Is appeared to be advantageous for the fast bowlers, while in the women's matches, the spinners had the advantage. Scoring runs has not been a simple task in this competition, and batsmen will need to exercise patience and rely on singles and doubles to achieve a respectable score. The forecast predicts cloudy weather with a maximum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

Two teams in dire need of a victory will face off in Cape Town's Newlands stadium, The typical score for the first innings in women's T20Is at this venue is 129 runs. Therefore, the team batting first should look to score over 140 runs to secure a total that will give them the best chance of winning the match.

Out of the five women's T20Is played at this venue, only two were won by the team batting second. However, in the men's T20Is, the team batting second emerged victorious in 15 out of 21 matches. In this tournament as well, the team batting second has been more successful at this ground. Despite having experienced significant batting collapses while chasing, New Zealand now has a prime opportunity to stage a comeback against Bangladesh at this venue.

The pitch in the men's T20Is appeared to be advantageous for the fast bowlers, while in the women's matches, the spinners had the advantage. Scoring runs has not been a simple task in this competition, and batsmen will need to exercise patience and rely on singles and doubles to achieve a respectable score. The forecast predicts cloudy weather with a maximum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.

 

NZ-W vs BD-W Squads

NZ-W: Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Fran JonasBench:Hannah Rowe, Molly Penfold, Brooke Halliday, Lauren Down

BD-W: Shamima Sultana (wk), Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (c), Shorna Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun, Marufa Akter, Lata Mondal, Jahanara Alam, Disha Biswas, Fargana Hoque

 

NZ-W vs BD-W Probable Playing XIs

NZ-W: Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Fran Jonas

BD-W: Shamima Sultana (wk), Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (c), Shorna Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun, Marufa Akter

 

Match Prediction

The New Zealand team is currently experiencing their worst form in this tournament. With consecutive losses, their morale has hit rock bottom. However, they have a chance to redeem themselves against the Bangladesh bowling lineup, as their opponents lack a dependable batting unit to pose a significant threat. Considering their stronger foundation, Sophie Devine’s squad are likely to come out on top and are the clear favourites in our match prediction.

Therefore, we predict that New Zealand will emerge victorious in this match.

 

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