The ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup has marked its return after a few years of absences’. The tournament is now at its business end and with teams eying qualification for the knockouts, the race is heated up. Match no. 15 will see India play crucial against Bangladesh at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1:00 PM IST.
The two sides, Bangladesh and India have played 12 T20I games which sees India with 10 wins well ahead of Bangladesh in terms of win count and Bangladesh have managed wins on a couple of occasions.
Bangladesh – Nigar Sultana (C), 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
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
Players To Watch :
The inform and attacking middle-order batter has scored 154 runs in 3 innings at an average of 76.50 and is currently leading the list as the highest run-getter in the tournament with a couple of scores in the 70s.
Nigar Sultana Joty
The mature middle-order batter in 3 innings has scored 80 runs in the tournament at an average of 40.00. She in her side’s recent outing against Malaysia, put on a fine knock of 53*(34).
The experienced, leg-break bowler in the tournament hasn’t had a bowl out, but in the little, she’s bowled so far, she’s been impressive. Off her 6 overs (3 innings) bowled in the tournament, she’s picked up 5 wickets at an average of 3.40.
The smart off-spinner has been on a good run of late and in the tournament alone, she’s the joint-highest wicket-taker with 6 to her name off 4 games at an average of 10.50.
The 22-yards at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium will please the spinners as it’s dry in nature and pacers with variations can look to extract enough from the surface. The batters ideally should look to spend some time in the middle and then opt to switch gears in wanting to play aggressive cricket. With that said, a target around the 145 mark should be being to us a good competitive game.
The conditions aren’t the best for a game of cricket as there are shower alerts on the radar for later in the afternoon. If the showers stay away, the temperature will hover around 31°C and we’ll witness a full game of cricket.
Fantasy playing XI :
Smriti Mandhana, Nigar Sultana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rumana Ahmed, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Salam Khatun, Nahida Akter, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Fariha Trisna
Match Details :
Date – 8-Oct-2022
Time – 1:00 PM IST
Venue – Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
Live streaming – The game will be televised live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and digitally can be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar