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IND-W vs SL-W, 2nd match – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: India Women vs Sri Lanka Women, (IND-W vs SL-W, 2nd match)

Date: October 1, 2022 – 1 PM IST

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground

The eighth edition of the Women’s Asia Cup is all set to get underway from October 1st in Bangladesh. Seven teams will compete against each other once, with the top four teams advancing through to the semifinals.

The tournament, returning after a gap of four years, will kick off with the hosts and the defending champions Bangladesh women taking on Thailand women. The second match will witness India women and Sri Lanka women go head to head at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The six-time champions India women are once again favourites to win the tournament. The tournament will be played in the T20 format just like the previous three editions.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side recently toured England, where they lost the T20I series by 2-1 but then whitewashed the hosts in ODIs. Earlier they had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Sri Lanka women last played T20 cricket in the Commonwealth Games, where they finished at the bottom of Group B with three out of three defeats. Earlier they had faced India at home in June, losing the three-match series by 2-1.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IND-W vs SL-W, 2nd match

Sylhet International Cricket Stadium has hosted 24 women’s T20 matches over the years. The pitches should assist spinners more. The average first innings score at the venue from 24 games stands at 131. Out of those, 17 matches have been won by the team batting first.

The weather in Sylhet on Saturday afternoon is likely to be mostly cloudy and humid. There’s a 25% chance of precipitation with the temperature around 36°C.

India Women – Expected XI and Team News

India women will be boosted with the return of Jemimah Rodrigues, who missed the recent England tour with a wrist injury. The rest of the side will have a familiar look. Meghna Singh and Renuka Singh will be the frontline pacer alongside pace all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar. The spin department is likely to comprise Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana and Deepti Sharma.

Probable XI – Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh

Sri Lanka Women – Expected XI and Team News

Led by Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka women have made three changes to the side that played in Birmingham. Vishmi Gunaratne has been sidelined with a stress fracture while Ama Kanchana and Udeshika Prabodhani have been left out. Wicketkeeper-batter Kaushani Nuthyangana, left-arm seamer Tharika Sewwandi and allrounder Madushika Methtananda have been drafted in.

Probable XI – Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Harshitha Madavi, Madushika Methtananda, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Tharika Sewwandi

Head to head record of IND-W vs SL-W

Total Encounters – 21

India Women Won – 16

Sri Lanka Women Won – 4

India Women lead the last five encounters by4-1.

2nd match: Five players to watch out for in the IND-W vs SL-W match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Smriti Mandhana: Batter, India

Smriti Mandhana has been in magnificent touch, coming off an unbeaten 79-run knock in the second T20I versus England, followed by 181 runs across three ODIs. The left hander has scored 2303 runs in T20 internationals at an average of 27 while striking at 123. Mandhana averages 41 and has struck at 137 in the last 10 games.

Renuka Singh: Bowler, India

Renuka Singh has had a remarkable start to her international career in both white-ball formats. The right arm pacer has picked 14 wickets in her last 10 T20s at an economy of 6.23 and strike rate of 16.71. Renuka has snared four wickets in an innings twice.

Harmanpreet Kaur: All-rounder, India

The Indian captain has scored 261 runs in her last 10 T20 matches, averaging 43 at a strike rate of 122. Overall, Harmanpreet has scored over 2600 runs in T20 internationals at an average of 27 with one hundred and eight fifties. She also has 32 wickets with the ball.

Chamari Athapaththu: All-rounder, Sri Lanka

Chamari Athapaththu is the most valuable player for Sri Lanka women. She has played 98 T20I matches, scoring over 2000 runs at an average of 22 with one hundred and five fifties. She has also taken 31 wickets with the ball at 6.93 rpo.

Deepti Sharma: All-rounder, India

Deepti Sharma adds plenty of value to the side with her all-round skill set. She has 68 wickets for India in the shorter format at an economy of 6.20 with best figures of 4 for 10. With the bat, Deepti has scored 643 runs at an average of 23.

MPL Fantasy XI

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, the women’s Asia Cup 2022 will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network. Catch the India vs Sri Lanka clash at 1 PM on Star Sports 2/2 HD. You can also stream it on Disney+ Hotstar with a paid subscription.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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