Match: Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, (SL-W vs IND-W, 3rd ODI)
Date: July 7, 2022 – 10 AM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For the Indian viewers, India women’s tour of Sri Lanka will be broadcasted live on Sony Sports Network. You can also catch the action on online streaming platforms Sony LIV and FanCode.
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women, 3rd ODI:
India women continued their dominance over Sri Lanka and clinched the ODI series as well with a game to go. The third and final ODI will take place at the same venue of Pallekele on Thursday, July 7.
India achieved a historic feat in the second match as they chased the highest total without losing a wicket in women’s ODIs. Renuka Singh registered her career-best figures, snaring 4 for 28 while Meghna Singh and Deepti Sharma picked two each to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 173. Ama Kanchana was the standout batter for the hosts, remaining unbeaten on 47.
Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma put on a dominant unbroken partnership of 174 to take the team home with 24.2 overs and 10 wickets to spare. Mandhana scored a brilliant 94* off 83 while Verma made her career-best 71* at run-a-ball.
India bagged two more crucial points towards the ICC Women’s Championship and would look to claim two more in the final ODI by capping off the tour with a clean sweep.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for SL-W vs IND-W, 3rd ODI
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium has assisted both pacers and spinners in the ongoing series. The average first innings score from 32 ODIs played here reads 248. The match of this series saw both the teams lose 16 wickets in total while India didn’t lose any in the second.
The weather in Pallekele on Thursday is expected to be cloudy with thunderstorms in some areas. There’s a 40% chance of precipitation with the temperature around 28°C.
Sri Lanka Women – Expected XI and Team News
Sri Lanka made two changes to their playing XI in the last game, with Hansima Karunaratne expectedly losing her spot to Vishmi Gunaratne. Chamari Athapaththu moved down to number three. Ama Kanchana was brought back into the side in place of Rashmi Silva. Expect some changes in the final match as well.
Probable XI – Hasini Perera, Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
India Women – Expected XI and Team News
India went with an unchanged playing XI in the second ODI, with the specialist bowling options Renuka Singh, Meghana Singh and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Having won the series, they could look to give other players opportunities so keep an eye on the final XI.
Probable XI – Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Harleen Deol, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghana Singh
Head to head record of SL-W vs IND-W
Total Encounters – 31
Sri Lanka Women Won – 2
India Women Won – 28
India Women lead the last five encounters by 4-1.
3rd ODI: Five players to watch out for in the SL-W vs IND-W match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Harmanpreet Kaur: All-rounder, India
Harmanpreet Kaur is amongst the best players in the game and is in superb form. She has scored 425 runs in the last nine ODI innings while averaging an excellent 53. Kaur has 3026 runs from 120 ODIs at an average of 36 with four hundreds and 15 fifties. She also has 30 wickets to her credit. The all-rounder scored 44 and snared a wicket in the first ODI. She is a solid C/VC pick, coming at 9.5 credits.
Smriti Mandhana: Batter, India
Smriti Mandhana’s record speaks for itself, having excelled in all formats. She has scored 2886 runs from 73 ODI matches at an average of 43. The left hand batter has registered five hundreds and 23 fifties in the format. Mandhana is coming off a sublime knock of 83-ball 94* and is a good C/VC option. She’s priced at 10 credits.
Deepti Sharma: All-rounder, India
Deepti Sharma has been one of the mainstays for India. The all-rounder has done well in the fifty-over format, scoring 1804 runs in 75 games at an average of 35 with a hundred and 11 fifties. She has also picked 86 wickets at 4.17 rpo. Deepti has been superb in the series, picking 3/25 and scoring 22* in the first ODI, followed by 2/30 in the second game. She’s priced at 9.5 credits.
Chamari Athapaththu: All-rounder, Sri Lanka
Chamari Athapaththu has been the backbone of the Sri Lankan women’s team. She has scored 2796 runs in the fifty-over format from 89 matches at an average of 32 with six hundreds and 14 fifties. The off-spinner also has 25 wickets to her name. Chamari has been in decent form and remains a good pick, priced at 10.5 credits.
Renuka Singh: Bowler, India
Renuka Singh, one of the promising pacers in world cricket, has only played a handful of international matches but has done well. She snared 3 for 29 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka and followed it up with 4 for 28 in the third. She has picked 10 scalps in four ODIs at 18 balls per wicket. Renuka Singh is in form and will cost you 9 credits.
MPL Fantasy XI
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.