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 there only are a couple of league-stage games in the bank. The second last game, match no. 20 will see Bangladesh play the United Arab Emirates at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 8:30 AM IST.
The two sides, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates have played only a game against the other that had Bangladesh register a commanding win.
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
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 exciting 24-year-old batter who was the fastest to 1000 T20I runs (31 innings) has struggled to get going in the tournament, but with nothing to lose could well find some form in the final league stage game. Esha has scored 1138 runs in 44 innings at a strike rate of 118.04 in Twenty20 Internationals and has got the highest score of 158* to her name.
The experienced 31-year-old, leg-break bowler has picked up 74 wickets in 78 innings and with the bat has scored 818 runs in 69 innings. She hasn’t been able to make contributions with the bat, but Rumana the bowler is in good form as she’s registered figures of 3/9, 0/7, 2/1, 3/27 and 2/14.
The 16-year-old teen sensation in 16 innings has bagged 9 wickets and has got the best figures of 3/21 to her name. The tournament has seen Mahika Gaur develop as she’s registered consistent spells finishing with figures of 3/21, 1/27, 0/19, 1/27 and 1/25.
The promising 21-year-old in 14 innings has picked up 15 wickets and has got the best figures of 2/4. In the tournament, Shanjida has been successful in making a good name for herself by having registered figures of 2/11, 0/12, 2/4, 0/20 and 1/13 in the tournament alone.
The 22 yards at the venue 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.
With shower spells on the radar, the weather isn’t the most ideal for a good and complete game of cricket. If the rain stays away and we have a game, the temperature is forecasted to hover around the mid to late 20s.
Fantasy Playing XI :
Fargana Hoque, Theertha Satish, Nigar Sultana, Esha Oza, Rumana Ahmed, Chaya Mughal, Khushi Sharma, Salma Khatun, Shanjida Akter, Mahika Gaur, Shohely Akhter
Match Details :
Date – 11-Oct-2022
Time – 8:30 AM 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.