The cricket fans are ready to witness yet another big battle of Women’s ODI cricket. The 5th match of Women’s World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be played between New Zealand Women and Bangladesh Women on Monday, 7th March 2022 at University Oval, Dunedin. We are posting safe, accurate, and secure today’s match prediction of the world cup for free.
Both teams, New Zealand and Bangladesh had lost their opening matches of this big event of cricket and this will be a big disappointment for these teams. New Zealand was beaten by West Indies by the margin of three runs while Bangladesh was beaten by South Africa in their opening match by the margin of 32 runs.
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN PREVIEWS
The first match of New Zealand Women was very interesting against the West Indies Women which they lost by just three runs. The bowling unit of New Zealand failed to give the best performance. They leaked 259 runs in their inning of 50 overs. Tahuhu was the highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in her 9 overs bowled out but she leaked plenty of runs. She was charged for 57 runs. Jess Kerr picked two wickets.
The batting order of New Zealand performed well but they were three runs short at the end. They scored 256 runs in their inning of 50 overs while chasing the target of 260 runs. Sophie Devine was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 108 runs on 127 deliveries with the help of 10 boundaries. Katey Martin also performed well with the bat and scored 44 runs. Amy Satterthwaite was the other batter who put some runs on the board and has 31 runs to her name.
BANGLADESH WOMEN PREVIEWS
The bowling unit of Bangladesh Women performed well in the first match and leaked 207 runs in their 50 overs inning against the strong batting order of South Africa. Fariha Trisna was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in her 10 overs bowled out against just 37 runs. Jahanara Alam and Ritu Moni picked two wickets each while Salma Khatun and Rumana Ahmed had one wicket each to their name.
Bangladesh Women lost the opening match of this big event of cricket due to the worst performance by their batting order. Their full team came back to the pavilion in 49.3 overs after scoring 175 runs. Remember that they were chasing the target of 208 runs. Sharmin Akhter was the highest run-scorer from their side with 34 runs to her name. Shamima Sultana and Ritu Moni scored 27 runs each while Nigar Sultana could manage to score 29 runs.
Match: New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women, Match 5
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin
Date & Time: 7th March at 03:30 AM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
The pitch at the University Oval has provided an excellent amount of support to the batters. Along with that, pacers have also found initial help while spinners have played a key role during the middle overs.
There would be cloud cover over Dunedin on March 07 and there are expectations of rain during the game. Batting conditions are expected to be challenging as bowlers would get assistance from the wicket. The side batting first in the game would be happy to put up 250 runs on the board in this game.
University Oval, Dunedin makes it even between the batsmen and the bowlers. Fast bowlers do well as the wicket offers pace and bounce. The ball also comes to the bat nicely and allows batters to play their strokes. Spinners don’t find much assistance from the surface as the ball doesn’t turn a lot here.
TOSS: TO BOWL
We saw a lot of assistance for the bowlers at the start in the previous game that was played here. Batting conditions improved later in the day. Hence, the side winning the toss here would have no hesitation in opting to bowl first in this game and restrict the opponents to a small total.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY MATCH FOR THE BOTH TEAMS
The performance of New Zealand Women had been good in the past and they are a well-balanced team. The batting and bowling unit of the team is also strong and is in good form, so the winning chances of today’s match for New Zealand Women have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
New Zealand Women have a 54% chance to win this match.
Bangladesh Women have a 46% chance to win this match.