Both teams lost their first two tournament matches.
Both New Zealand and Bangladesh have lost their first two matches in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup and will be looking to rebound when they meet on February 17 at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Given their current position in the points table, they can’t afford to lose again, so they must be cautious in their approach in order to win and stay in the race.
In their first two matches, the Sophie Devine-led side lost by 97 runs to Australia and by 65 runs to South Africa. Their batting unit completely failed against the Proteas, as they were skittled for only 67 runs. Only three of their players scored in double figures, which is a major concern. They weren’t particularly good at bowling either. Eden Carson and Lea Tahuhu each got two, but there’s still room for improvement.
In the previous match, Bangladesh faced the wrath of Australia. Batting first, they only managed 107 runs in 20 overs. Nigar Sultana’s 57 off 50 deliveries was impressive, but the strike rate needs to improve immediately. Marufa Akter, a young bowler, looked impressive, but others failed to make an impression.
NZ-W vs BAN-W Match Details:
New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women, Match 12, Women’s T20 World Cup
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: February 17, 6:30 PM IST
Batters may struggle to play their natural game in these conditions. Bowlers will undoubtedly receive assistance, and anything above 150 will be considered a good score on this surface. Meanwhile, bowling first is a good idea.
NZ-W vs BAN-W Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand Women (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
Bangladesh Women (BAN-W):
Shamima Sultana(W), Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana(C), Shorna Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun, Marufa Akter
Match Prediction: New Zealand Women will win the match.