The seventh match of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played between Sri Lanka and Thailand on October 4 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The game will begin at 8.30 AM IST.
Sri Lanka will play its third match of the tournament, while Thailand will feature in its second game. Sri Lanka has won and lost one so far; on the other hand, Thailand has lost one.
Sri Lanka and Thailand have played one T20I against each other, and Thailand has won that game.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Madushika Methtananda, Kaushani Nuthyanga, Hasini Perera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Tharika Sewwandi, Malsha Shehani, Rashmi Silva
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
The left-handed opening batter of Sri Lanka top-scored with 37 off 40 in her last match against UAE. She smashed four boundaries and set a solid foundation for the batters to follow. For her brilliant batting display, she bagged the player of the match award.
The wily left-arm spinner of Sri Lanka was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last outing against UAE. She claimed 7/2 in three overs, picking up both the wickets in the 10th over. She was the most economical bowler and bowled as many as 11 dot balls.
The left-arm spinner of Thailand was the lone wicket-taker for her team in her last appearance against Bangladesh. She scalped 23/1 in her full quota of four overs. She accounted for 15 dot balls, the highest for her team. She came into bowl as the first change and exhibited good control over her lines and lengths.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Thailand starred with the bat muscling a stroke-filled 26 off 22, including three boundaries in her last fixture against Bangladesh. She came in to bat in the sixth over and stitched a 38-run partnership with Natthakan Chantham for the third wicket. It was the highest partnership for Thailand in that game.
This will be the seventh match of the tournament at the venue. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won three games each. The expected cloudy conditions could work in favour of the bowlers. Additionally, a high chance of rain could make the toss important. The captain winning the toss may look to bowl first.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and humid with a thunderstorm. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be 91 percent cloud cover and an 80 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Hasini Perera, Phannita Maya, Natthakan Chantham, Kavisha Dilhari, Chamari Athapaththu, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Thipatcha Putthawong
Date: October 4, 2022
Time: 8.30 AM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
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