The 8th edition of the Asia Cup has marked its return after a few years of absence. The ongoing tournament after a good opening days play, will now see Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates lock horns for match no.4 of the Asia Cup on the 2nd of October at the Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium.
United Arab Emirates : Chaya Mughal (C), Esha Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Rishitha Rajith, Khushi Sharma, Theertha Satish (WK), Lavanya Keny, Priyanjali Jain, Suraksha Kotte, Natasha Cherriath, Indhuja Nandakumar, Mahika Gaur, Vaishnave Mahesh, Siya Gokhale, Samaira Dharnidharka
Sri Lanka : Chamari Athapaththu (C), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Kaveesha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Kaushani Nuthyangana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Malsha Shehani, Madushika Meththananda, Inoka Ranaweera, Rashmi Silva, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya and Tharika Sewwandi
Players to watch
Chamari Athapaththu :
The experienced, hard-hitting batter in 96 innings (98 matches) has scored 2079 runs at an average of 22.11, a strike rate of 103.27 and has got 5 fifties and a century as well to her name in the format with the highest score of 113. As a part-time bowler, in 49 innings, she’s picked up 31 wickets and has got the best figures of 3/17.
Inoka Ranaweera :
The spin veteran has picked up 55 wickets in 54 innings (54 matches) at an average of 19.83, a strike rate of 20.1, an economy rate of 5.91 and has got to the best figures of 3/9 in the format. The subcontinent pitches are no stranger to Inoka and she should enjoy spinning on the Bangladeshi 22-yards.
Theertha Satish :
The promising 18-year-old wicketkeeper-batter has got to 721 runs in 26 innings at an average of 37.94, a strike rate of 112.48 and with 5 fifties to her name, the highest she’s got to is a 68. With the gloves, she’s got 9 dismissals of which 8 were caught behind and a lone stumping.
Vaishnave Mahesh :
The impressive 15-year-old in 8 innings has got to 32 runs with the highest score of 16 and with a ball in hand, she’s picked up 25 wickets in 24 innings at an average of 12.72, a strike rate of 16.3, an economy rate of 4.67 and with a four-fer to her name, she’s got the best figures of 4/12 to her name.
The track provides assistance to spinners and batters do tend to find life a little difficult at the start of the innings, but once they’ve settled in then can look to shift gears. The average first innings score is 131, and the average second innings score is 103.
With rain on the radar, the conditions aren’t the most suited for a game of cricket. The temperature forecasted ranges between 25 and 32 degrees celsius throughout the day.
Fantasy playing XI
Chamari Athapaththu, Esha Rohit Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Theertha Satish, Nilakshi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Vaishnave Mahesh, Khushi Sharma, Inoka Ranaweera, Indhuja Nandakumar, Mahika Gaur
Date : 02-October-2022
Time : 1:00 PM IST
Venue : Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium
Live streaming: The game will be televised live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and digitally can be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.