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PAK-W vs SL-W, 3rd T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women, (PAK-W vs SL-W, 3rd T20I)

Date: May 28, 2022 – 2:30 PM IST

Venue: Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

The series will not be telecast or live streamed in India.

Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 3rd T20I:

Pakistan Women claimed an unassailable lead in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka with back to back victories. The final T20 international will take place at the same venue of Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi on Saturday.

The second T20I followed pretty much the same script as the first one with the Sri Lankan batters failing to get significant scores. Five bowlers from the hosts claimed a wicket each to restrict the opponent to 102/6 in 20 overs. Hasini Perera was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with 35 runs but those came in 51 balls. Chasing the target, the hosts lost three early wickets but Bismah Maroof and Ayesha Naseem’s unbeaten 71-run partnership took them over the line with 17 balls to spare. Ayesha Naseem was the star with the bat, blazing her way to 45* off 31 balls.

Earlier in the series, Pakistan Women claimed a six-wicket win over the visitors in the first T20I, chasing down 107 in 18.2 overs. Sri Lanka Women would be hoping to produce a better display in the third game and try to earn a consolation win.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for PAK-W vs SL-W, 3rd T20I

The Southend Club Cricket Stadium has hosted seven international T20s – all in women’s cricket. The pitches in the ongoing series have assisted bowlers mode with the first innings score reading 106/8 and 102/6. The average first innings score from seven games at the venue stands at 128.

The weather forecast for Karachi on Saturday suggests it will be mostly sunny and windy in the afternoon. There’s a 5% chance of rain with the temperature around 34°C.

Pakistan Women – Expected XI and Team News

Pakistan went into the second game with the same playing XI. Tuba Hassan has been impressive in her debut series while Gull Feroza hasn’t taken her chances. Having sealed the series, they could make a couple of changes to try out other options.

Probable XI – Muneeba Ali, Gull Feroza (wk), Bismah Maroof (c), Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Ayesha Naseem, Aiman Anwar, Tuba Hassan, Anam Amin

Sri Lanka Women – Expected XI and Team News

Sri Lanka Women haven’t been able to put up a fight with the bat in the first two games. Young batter Imesha Dulani could be in line for a debut. Their bowling attack has been decent and could be unchanged.

Probable XI – Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumarika, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya

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

Total Encounters – 15

Pakistan Women won – 8

Sri Lanka Women won – 6

No Result – 1

Pakistan Women lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

3rd T20I: Five players to watch out for in the PAK-W vs SL-W match

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

Nida Dar: All-rounder, Pakistan

Nida Dar has a pretty good record in the T20I format. The off-spinner has snared 104 wickets from 110 T20I games at an economy of 5.38, with best bowling figures of 5/21. Dar also has over 1200 runs to her credit with the bat, including four fifties. She scored 36 off 27 in the first T20I and picked 1 for 20 in the second. Nida Dar offers a great all-round value and can be a good C/VC option, priced at 9.5 credits.

Bismah Maroof: Batter, Pakistan

One of the pillars of the Pakistan side, Bismah Maroof has good numbers in international T20s. She has amassed 2275 runs in 110 T20I matches at an average of 28 and strike rate of 93. The left hand batter has 11 fifties to her name in T20I cricket while also picking 36 wickets with her leg breaks. Maroof scored 28 runs in the first game and followed it up with an unbeaten 22. She is a solid C/VC option, priced at 9 credits.

Chamari Athapaththu: Batter, Sri Lanka

Chamari Athapaththu hasn’t fired yet on this tour but remains a top player in this contest. In 10 matches prior to this series, she had scored 421 runs at an average of 42 and strike rate of 142. Overall, Chamari has one hundred and four fifties to her name in T20I cricket. Athapaththu will cost you 10 credits on the MPL app.

Tuba Hassan: All-rounder, Pakistan

Tuba Hassan has continued her impressive performance in her debut series. After picking 3 wickets for just 8 runs in the first T20I, she returned 1 for 13 in her four overs in the second game. The leg-spinner has the tools to dominate the Sri Lankan batters yet again. Hassan is priced at 8.5 credits.

Nilakshi de Silva: Batter, Sri Lanka

Nilakshi de Silva has got starts consistently in the last few games but hasn’t managed to convert those. Her scores in the last five innings read 23*, 49*, 28, 25 and 21. Sri Lanka would hope de Silva goes onto play a substantial knock in the final T20I. She will cost you 9 credits on the MPL app.

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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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