In just a few minutes, the arch rivals, Pakistan and India will be facing each other in their third match of the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
India is fan-favourite for this match as according to the past statistics, she has won a greater number of matches than Pakistan in a Pak vs. India match. However, we should keep in mind that our Pakistani team is known to be ‘unpredictable’ and can easily upset a match
The start of the current T20 champions was very positive as the women in green had won their very first match of the tournament against West Indies in a warm-up game. However, back-to-back defeats by South Africa and England have now left Pakistan in must-win territory and this puts pressure on them to win against India.
Women in green have also suffered a set-back with the experienced batting all-rounder Bismah Maroof being ruled out of the tournament because of an injured hand.
Their rivals, on the other hand, are in a very strong position with a high confidence level too. India has so far won both her matches, also managing to beat England who had scored a grand total of 377 against Pakistan.
Therefore, unlike the men’s teams of the two countries, the women’s teams are unevenly matched. But that has little to do with how the players perform on the field on that given day.
It is to be noted that India had already played 45 games when Pakistan played her first. It’s true that both the teams were formed around the same time but there is a huge difference in the level of experience between both sides.
We all pray that our team to be successful against India but we need to keep in mind that we are facing against a very experienced and successful side.