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. 19 will see India play Thailand at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1:00 PM IST.
The two sides, India and Thailand have faced each other on 3 occasions and as one would expect, it is India who holds a 100% win record against Thailand having registered wins on all 3 occasions.
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
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 22-year-old, in-form and attacking middle-order batter has scored 188 runs in 4 innings and is currently with an average of 94.00 leading the list as the highest run-getter in the tournament with a couple of scores in the 70s.
The 25-year-old, off-spin all-rounder, in 55 innings has scored 734 runs with the highest being a 64 and with the ball in hand, she’s picked up 76 wickets in 73 innings. In the tournament alone, she’s been in fine form both with bat and ball in hand.
The 22-year-old in 43 innings has got to 758 runs and has got the highest score of 62* to her name. In the tournament alone, she’s got a few starts that she’s failed to convert, but that wasn’t the case on one occasion as she against Malaysia went got a score of 41 off 45 balls in helping her team post a respectable total.
The experienced 35-year-old off-break bowler and all-rounder in 43 innings has scored 472 runs and has got the highest score of 56 of her name. With the ball in hand, in 53 innings, she’s picked up 73 wickets with the best figures of 4/3. In the tournament alone, she’s not been a lot among wickets, but has delivered economical spells.
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.
If the rain gods don’t stay kind in keeping the rain away, the day could possibly turn out to be a disappointing one as the radar has rains forecasted from early morning hours till early in the evening and the temperature hovers around the late 20s and early 30s.
Fantasy Playing XI :
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Naruemol Chaiwai, Jemimah Rodrigues, Rosenan Kanoh, Deepti Sharma, Nattaya Boochatham, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Thipatcha Putthawong, Renuka Singh Thakur
Match details :
Date – 10-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.