Match 1: Bangladesh v Thailand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played from October 1 to October 15 in Bangladesh. A total of seven teams, including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, UAE, Malaysia, and the host Bangladesh, will participate in the competition. 24 matches will be played in the tournament. All the matches will be played at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

 

Match 1: Bangladesh v Thailand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 1: Bangladesh v Thailand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

The first match will be played between the defending champions Bangladesh and Thailand on October 1 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The game will begin at 8.30 AM IST.

Head-to-Head

Bangladesh and Thailand have played five T20Is against each other, and Bangladesh has won all of them. 

Squads

Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (c, wk), Rumana Ahmed, Nahida Akter, Shohely Akhter, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Fahima Khatun, Murshida Khatun, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Lata Mondal, Ritu Moni, Sobhana Mostary, Shamima Sultana (wk), Fariha Trisna

Thailand: Naruemol Chaiwai (c), Nannapat Koncharoenkai (vc, wk), Nattaya Boochatham, Nanthita Boonsukham, Natthakan Chantham, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Rosenan Kanoh, Suwanan Khiaoto, Banthida Leephatthana, Suleeporn Laomi, Phannita Maya, Thipatcha Putthawong, Aphisara Suwanchonrathi, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch

Players to watch

Salma Khatun: 

The veteran right-arm off-spinner of Bangladesh is the most experienced player in the side. She has featured in 83 T20Is and scalped 79 wickets, including one four-wicket haul. She is the leading wicket-taker of Bangladesh in the format. Apart from her bowling, she can be handy with the bat in the middle order. She has the best score of 49 not out in T20Is.

Nahida Akter: 

The wily left-arm spinner of Bangladesh is a genuine wicket-taker and second on the list of wicket-takers for the team. In her 50 T20Is, she has accounted for 68 wickets, including one four-wicket haul and one five-wicket haul. She can open the bowling and has good control over the new ball.

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Chanida Sutthiruang: 

The talented all-rounder of Thailand is a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. She has played 49 T20Is and has mustered 499 runs, including the best of 46 not out. With the ball, she has claimed 46 wickets and has a four-wicket haul, and a fifer to her name.  

Natthakan Chantham: 

Thailand’s prolific right-handed opening batter has more than 1000 T20I runs in 48 games. She is the only player from Thailand to have achieved the feat in women’s T20Is. She has scored five half-centuries and a top score of 88. She will be required to give a good start to Thailand with the bat.

Pitch

The venue has hosted 24 women’s T20Is to date. The teams batting first have won 17, and the teams batting second have won seven. The average first innings score is 131, and the average second innings score is 103. The wicket is expected to be hard and new, offering assistance to batters. Expect a high-scoring contest.

Weather

The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy, hot, and very humid. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 35 degrees Celsius. There will be 94 percent cloud cover and a 10 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south.  

Fantasy Playing XI

Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Nigar Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Natthakan Chantham, Rumana Ahmed, Chanida Sutthiruang, Ritu Moni, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Nattaya Boochatham, Sanjida Akter Meghla

Match details

Date: October 1, 2022

Time: 8.30 AM IST

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Live streaming: Star Sports Network & Hotstar

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