Semi-Final 1: India A vs Sri Lanka A | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

As the inaugural edition of the Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Emerging Asia Cup reaches its fag end, the 1st Semi-Final is scheduled for the 18th of June, 2023. The clash between the ‘A-sides of India and Sri Lanka will take place at the Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground, at 6:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Semi-Final 1: India A vs Sri Lanka A | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Semi-Final 1: India A vs Sri Lanka A | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

Despite rain abandoning their last couple of games, both teams secured a spot in the Semi-Final with victories in their season openers. While India registered a dictating 9-wicket win over Hong Kong, Sri Lanka registered a thrilling 3-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates.

Squads:

India A – Shweta Sehrawat (C), Soumya Tiwari (VC), Kanika Ahuja, Bareddy Anusha, Uma Chetry (WK), Parshavi Chopra, Kashvee Gautam, Mannat Kashyap, Trisha Gongadi, Mamatha Madiwala (WK), Muskan Malik, Shreyanka Patil, Titas Sadhu, Vrinda Dinesh

Sri Lanka A – Sathya Sandeepani (C), Malsha Shehani (VC), Imesha Dulani, Vishmi Gunaratne, Nimesha Madushani, Madushika Methtananda, Sachini Nisansala, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Nilakshana Sandamini, Tharika Sewwandi, Rashmi Silva, Umesha Thimashini, Dewmi Vihanga, Piyumi Wathsala

Players to watch out:

Trisha Gongadi

The 17-year-old batter featured for the India U19 side at the inaugural U19 World Cup and enjoyed an impressive campaign registering the best of 57 against Scotland. Trisha got her campaign underway with a score of 19*.

Shreyanka Patil

The 20-year-old spin all-rounder on the back of a notable stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) made it to the India A squad and on debut produced stellar bowling figures of 5/2.

Imesha Dulani

The 21-year-old batter has played only a game for the senior national side and it had come in the One-Day International (ODI) format. Imesha in the tournament opener had a decent start contributing 15 runs.

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Madushika Methtananda

The 28-year-old all-rounder debuted for the senior national side back in 2019, however, only played a game. Madushika in the opener scored an unbeaten 11* and produced bowling figures of 4/16.

Pitch:

The 22-yard strip at the venue, pleases the bowlers, particularly the spinners. The spin-friendly conditions result in an average score in the 70s, requiring batters to exhibit discipline to get to a competitive total.

Weather:

Thunderstorms at the start of the game may cause a delay, but the clear skies later are unlikely to disrupt the cricket. The temperature is forecasted to be around 29°C, with moderate winds and humidity of 78%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Uma Chetry, Trisha Gongadi, Imesha Dulani, Vishmi Gunaratne, Shreyanka Patil, Madushika Methtananda, Malsha Shehani, Parshavi Chopra, Mannat Kashyap, Nimesha Madushani, Titas Sadhu

Match details:

Date – June 19, 2023

Time – 6:30 AM IST

Venue – Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground, Hong Kong

Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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