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. 17 will see Pakistan play the United Arab Emirates at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1:00 PM IST.
The two sides haven’t yet played a game against the other.
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 Ameen, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Tuba Hassan
United Arab Emirates – 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 :
The 18-year-old in 30 innings has got to 809 runs in the format with the highest score of 68. In the tournament alone, she’s got a start and also has good a score of 62* against her name that’d come against Malaysia in the side’s most recent outing.
The experience 35-year-old in 112 innings has picked up the same amount of wickets (112) and has got the best figures of 5/21. With bat in hand, she’s scored 1411 runs in 103 innings and has got the highest score of 75. In the tournament alone, she’s picked up wickets regularly and has also made a worthy contribution with the bat.
The 15-year-old leg-break bowler has picked up 29 wickets in 28 innings and has got to the best figures of 4/12. In the tournament, she’d started well against Sri Lanka with figures of 3/15, but post that she’s looked to have lost touch and could well gain back confidence in tomorrow’s outing.
The exciting 21-year-old leg-break bowler has picked up 12 wickets in 11 innings and has got the best figures of 3/8 to her name. The tournament alone has seen Tuba Hassan in fine form as she’s registered figures of 2/13, 0/13, 2/18 and 1/32.
The 22 dry yards at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium please the spinners 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 bring to us a good competitive game.
It simply could turn out to be a disappointing day of cricket if the rain gods don’t stay kind as the radar has rains forecasted from early morning hours till early evening and the temperature hovers around the late 20s and early 30s.
Fantasy playing XI :
Sidra Ameen, Theertha Satish, Bismah Maroof, Chaya Mughal, Nida Dar, Kavisha Egodage, Ayesha Naseem, Mahika Gaur, Tuba Hassan, Vaishnave Mahesh, Nashra Sandu
Match Details :
Date – 09-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.