Bangladesh have won three of their last four matches against Pakistan
Toss Pakistan Women opt to bowl vs Bangladesh Women
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof won the toss and chose to chase in their Women’s World Cup clash against Bangladesh at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Pakistan go in unchanged while Bangladesh left out Lata Mondal and Sobhana Mostary to bring Fahima Khatun and Sharmin Akhter in. Both the teams are searching for their first win in this competition.
The pitch is the one used in the West Indies-India clash and Simon Doull reckoned that the bit of grass on it will add a bit of pace to the surface. With one side being significantly shorter than the other, the team batting first could have a slight advantage, the broadcaster said.
This is Bangladesh’s third match while Pakistan have already played three.
Pakistan: 1. Sidra Ameen 2. Nahida Khan 3. Bismah Maroof (capt) 4. Omaima Sohail 5. Nida Dar 6. Aliya Riaz 7. Sidra Nawaz (wk) 8. Fatima Sana 9. Diana Baig 10. Ghulam Fatima 11. Nashra Sandhu
Bangladesh: 1. Shamima Sultana 2. Sharmin Akhter 3. Fargana Hoque 4. Nigar Sultana (capt/wk) 5. Rumana Ahmed 6. Salma Khatun 7. Fahima Khatun 8. Ritu Moni 9. Nahida Akter 10. Jahanara Alam 11. Fariha Trisna
S Sudarshanan is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo