PAK-W vs IRE-W Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 2nd T20I of Ireland Women tour of Pakistan, 2022

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PAK-W vs IRE-W: The second T20 international of the Ireland Women tour of Pakistan, 2022 will be played on 14th November. The fixture will take place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Ireland Women are touring Pakistan for a series of 3 ODIs and as many T20s. Pakistan Women have already sealed the ODI series by 3-0.

The first T20 international between Ireland Women and Pakistan Women took place on Saturday. Pakistan entered the field as the favorite. However, Ireland’s bowlers deceived the Pakistani Women. Orla Prendergast shattered the top order single-handedly. She took 3 wickets by conceding just 10 runs in 4 overs. As a result, Pakistan was bundled out for 135 runs in the first innings.

Ireland Women stumbled initially. However, Gaby Lewis and Orla Prendergast’s partnership sealed the game for them. The game went down to the wire, and Ireland Women clinched a heart-winning victory in the penultimate over of the match. Having lost the ODI series, the Ireland Women are off to a promising start in the T20 series. And, poses a serious threat to the home team.

Match Details for PAK-W vs IRE-W

Series: Ireland Women tour of Pakistan, 2022

Date: 14th November 2022 (Monday)

Time: 10:30 AM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Pitch Report for PAK-W vs IRE-W

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has been a belter for batters in the past several years. Hence, we expect a high-scoring game. Additionally, the surface produces uneven bounce for the spinners. On this wicket, batting first appears to be a tactical choice.

Probable Playing XI

Pakistan Women

Bismah Maroof (captain), Sidra Ameen, Omaima Sohail, Muneeba Ali (wicket-keeper), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Nashra Sandhu, Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imitiaz , Aiman Anwer

Ireland Women

Laura Delany (captain), Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Mary Waldron (wicket-keeper), Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, Shauna Kavanagh, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Jane Maguire

Match Predictions for PAK-W vs IRE-W

Pakistan Women are the probable winners of this fixture. Even though they lost the opening game, their odds of winning this match are much higher. The team is more consistent and experienced than Ireland Women. However, Ireland is capable of upsets. They showed what they had in the first game and are hungry to win the second as well. Moreover, this game will be a must-win for the Pakistan Women to stay alive in the series.

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