The fourth women’s T20I in the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be played between England and Sri Lanka on July 30 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match will start at 10.30 PM IST.
England: Heather Knight (c), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Malsha Shehani, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Rashmi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani
Last 5 performances
While England have won three out of their last five matches, with two matches producing no result, Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have won one and lost four.
England and Sri Lanka have played eight T20Is against each other and England have won all of them.
Players to watch
The right-handed batter of England has looked an altogether different player since the day she has started opening in the T20I format. She has opened the batting in three matches and scored 82 runs, including one half-century, at a strike rate of 149. Overall, she has played 26 T20Is and scored 241 runs. Apart from her batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl a bit of leg spin.
She is one of the best all-rounders in the world. This right-handed middle order batter and right arm medium pace bowler of England has featured in 94 T20Is. She has muscled 1804 runs, including 10 half-centuries. She has also accounted for 73 wickets, including a couple of four-wicket hauls.
This wily left arm spinner from England is the world number T20I bowler. She has claimed 73 wickets in 53 T20Is. She bowls at an economy rate of under six runs per over. She can bowl well with the new ball as well as in the death overs.
The captain of Sri Lanka is the best all-rounder in the side. She is a left-handed opening batter and a right arm off spinner. With 95 T20Is under her belt, this experienced campaigner has mustered 2054 runs, including one century and five half-centuries. She also has 31 wickets to her name.
She is a left arm spinner from Sri Lanka, who has been around at the international level for a decade. In her 51 T20Is, she has scalped 49 wickets, at an average of 20.79 and economy rate of 5.84 runs per over. She is a genuine wicket-taker.
Nilakshi de Silva:
She is a right-handed middle order batter from Sri Lanka. She has played 49 T20Is and scored 448 runs. She is a technically sound batter and can hold the innings together. She scores at a decent strike rate of 96.13.
A high scoring contest could be on the cards as the wicket is expected to be batting friendly. The outfield is fast. Bowlers will have to work hard to keep the batters at bay.
The weather is expected to see times of clouds and sun with a passing shower. The maximum temperature forecast is 24 degrees Celsius. There will be 70 percent cloud cover and 80 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Amy Jones, Anushka Sanjeewani, Danielle Wyatt, Nilakshi de Silva, Sophia Dunkley, Chamari Athapaththu, Natalie Sciver, Inoka Ranaweera, Katherine Brunt, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sophie Ecclestone
- Katherine Brunt will play her 100th WT20I. She will become the 3rd player from England to achieve the feat.
- Amy Jones is 10 runs away from completing 1000 WT20I runs. She will become the 8th player from England to do so.
- Nilakshi de Silva will play her 50th WT20I. She will become the 10th player from Sri Lanka to achieve the feat.
- Inoka Ranaweera is 1 wicket away from completing 50 WT20I wickets. She will become the 4th Sri Lankan to reach the milestone.
Date: July 30, 2022
Time: 10.30PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Live streaming: Sony LIV, Sony TEN
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