The sixth match of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played between India and Malaysia on October 3 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The game will begin at 1 PM IST.
This will be the second match of the tournament for both teams. While India beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs, Malaysia, on the other hand, lost to Pakistan by nine wickets.
India and Malaysia have played one T20I against each other, and India has won that game.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh (wk), Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Kiran Navgire, Sneh Rana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav
Malaysia: Winifred Duraisingam (C), Mas Elysa (VC), Elsa Hunter, Ainna Hamizah, Nurilyaa, Wan Julia, Mahirah Izzati, Arianna, Intan, Dhanusri, Aina Najwa, Sasha Azmi, Nur Dania, Noor Hayati, Aisya Eleesa.
Players to watch
The right-handed top-order batter of India won the player of the match in her last game against Sri Lanka. She top-scored with a career-best 76 off 53. Her innings was studded with 11 boundaries and a six. She put together a 92-run partnership with captain Harmanpreet Kaur for the third wicket.
The Indian all-rounder was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Sri Lanka. She claimed 15/3 in 2.2 overs, including two wickets in the 17th over and one in the 19th. She bowled well in the death overs. Apart from her bowling, she scored an unbeaten 13 off 10, batting at number five.
Mahirah Izzati Ismail:
The right-arm off-spinner of Malaysia was the lone wicket-taker for her team in her last appearance against Pakistan. She scalped 8/1 in her two overs and was the most economical bowler. She struck on the very last ball of the powerplay. Apart from her batting, she is a handy right-handed middle-order batter.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Malaysia starred with the bat mustering an unbeaten 29 off 51 in her last match against Pakistan. Her innings was embellished with three boundaries. She came in to bat in the second over and was there till the end. She held the batting innings of Malaysia together.
This will be the sixth match of the tournament at the venue, with the fifth match being played early in the day. The first two days of the competition saw four games being played. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won two matches each. The average first and second innings scores are 100 and 78, respectively. Batting has not been easy here. On the other hand, spinners have been successful, 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
Wan Julia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Elsa Hunter, Smriti Mandhana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh Thakur, Sasha Azmi
Date: October 3, 2022
Time: 1 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
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