The eighth match of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played between India and UAE on October 4 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The game will begin at 1 PM IST.
India will play its third match of the tournament, while UAE will feature in its second game. India has not put the wrong foot so far, winning two out of two games; on the other hand, UAE has lost in its solitary match of the competition.
India and UAE have never played against each other. This will be their first T20I.
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
UAE: 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
Players to watch
India’s swashbuckling right-handed opening batter muscled 46 off 39 in her last match against Malaysia. She hammered one boundary and three sixes. With her opening partner Sabbhineni Meghana, she put together 116 in 13.5 overs to lay a solid foundation.
India’s right-handed batter and wicketkeeper was promoted to number three in her last outing against Malaysia. She played a 19-ball cameo to score an undefeated 33. Her innings was studded with five boundaries and a six. Her free-flowing batting display provided an impetus to the Indian innings at the end.
The right-arm leg-spinner of UAE was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last appearance against Sri Lanka. She scalped 15/3 in her full quota of four overs, including 11 dot balls. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings and the death overs.
The left-handed opening batter and wicketkeeper of UAE was the lone batter to score in double digits for her team in the last fixture against Sri Lanka. She scored a run-a-ball 19, including a couple of boundaries. She was there in the middle till the eighth over but perished against the run of play.
This will be the eighth match of the tournament at the venue, with the seventh game being played early in the day. The first three days of the competition saw six games being played, with the teams batting first and the teams batting second winning three each. With cloudy conditions being forecast, bowlers could get some assistance. A high probability of rain will make the toss crucial. Both teams will want a complete 20-over game as they have played rain-reduced matches in their previous encounters.
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
Richa Ghosh, Theertha Satish, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mahika Gaur, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Vaishnave Mahesh, Samaira Dharnidharka, Radha Yadav
Date: October 4, 2022
Time: 1 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
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