The 13th match of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played between India and Pakistan on October 7 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The game will begin at 1 PM IST.
Both teams will play their fourth match of the tournament. While India sits at the top of the table with three wins in as many games, Pakistan is ranked second with two wins in three matches.
India and Pakistan have played 12 T20Is against each other, out of which India has won 10 and Pakistan has won two.
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
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 wily left-arm spinner of India was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against UAE. She claimed 20/2 in three overs, picking up both wickets in her very first over. She opened the bowling with Renuka Singh Thakur and bowled well with the new ball.
The right-handed batter of India has been in red-hot form in this competition so far. She has registered half-centuries in the two innings in which she has batted. Her knocks have been embellished with stunning shots and intelligent running between the wickets.
The right-arm leg-spinner of Pakistan was one of the most successful bowlers for the side in her last appearance against Thailand. She scalped 18/2 in her full quota of four overs, picking up both wickets in the ninth over. She was the second-most economical bowler and bowled 15 dot balls.
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan scored a delectable 56 off 64 in her last outing against Thailand. She smashed half a dozen boundaries in her stroke-filled innings. She held Pakistan’s batting together and was there in the middle till the 20th over of the game.
This will be the tournament’s 13th match here, with the 12th game being played early in the day. Till yesterday, out of the 11 matches played, the teams batting first won six games, while the teams batting second won five. Though the wicket may seem on the slower side, the two teams with batting heavyweights are expected to score big.
The weather is expected to be sunny to partly cloudy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a 25 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Muneeba Ali, Richa Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sidra Ameen, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Tuba Hassan, Diana Baig, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Date: October 7, 2022
Time: 1 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Live streaming: Star Sports Network
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.