The fifth match of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played between Bangladesh and Pakistan on October 3 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The game will begin at 8.30 AM IST.
Both the teams won their last match with nine wickets in hand. While Bangladesh pipped Thailand, Pakistan handed defeat to Malaysia.
Bangladesh and Pakistan have played 15 T20Is against each other, out of which Bangladesh has won one and Pakistan has won 14.
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
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (WK), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Tuba Hassan
Players to watch
The right-handed opening batter of Bangladesh was at the helm of the run chase in her last game against Thailand. She top-scored with 49 off 30, including 10 boundaries. She stitched a 69-run partnership with her opening partner Fargana Hoque. She also had a good outing on the field, accounting for a couple of catches.
The talented all-rounder from Bangladesh was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Thailand. She claimed 9/3 in three overs, including one maiden. She was effective in the middle overs and struck twice in the 15th over. Apart from her bowling, she is a handy right-handed middle-order batter.
The wily right-arm leg spinner of Pakistan won the player of the match in her last outing against Malaysia. She scalped 13/2 in her full quota of four overs. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings, accounting for as many as 17 dot balls. She was hard to get away with.
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan led the run chase from the front in her last game against Malaysia. She muscled 31 off 23, including five boundaries. In the process, she shared a 45-run partnership with her opening partner Muneeba Ali. She played some good-looking shots and ran well between the wickets.
This will be the fifth match of the tournament at the venue. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won two games each. The average first innings score is 100, and the average second innings score is 78. It has not been an easy wicket to bat on. The spinners have enjoyed bowling here, with four out of the top five wicket-takers in this edition of the competition being the slower bowlers.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 31 degrees Celsius. There will be 82 percent cloud cover and a 93 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Shamima Sultana, Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Fargana Hoque, Bismah Maroof, Omaima Sohail, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Nahida Akter, Tuba Hassan
Date: October 3, 2022
Time: 8.30 AM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
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