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SL-W vs IND-W, 2nd T20I – MPL Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Sri Lanka women vs India women, (SL-W vs IND-W, 2nd T20I)

Date: June 25, 2022 – 2:00 PM IST

Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium – Dambulla

The second T20I between Sri Lanka women and India women will be played on June 25 at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla. The visitors have got off to a good start on the tour, winning the opening T20I by 34 runs. Batting first, Harmanpreet Kaur’s team put up a total of 138 runs on the board with Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues scoring in 30s. The total seemed insufficient at first, but India’s bowlers did a great job to defend it. Sri Lanka managed only 104 runs in their chase with the only valuable knock of their innings being an unbeaten 47 by Kavisha Dilhari. Radha Yadav picked up two wickets, while Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar and Shafali Verma chipped in with one each.

The pitch in the first T20I was on the slower side and we are likely to see another low-scoring game in the second T20I at the same venue. This is the first time the Dambulla stadium is hosting a T20 international series.

Ahead of the second T20I, let’s look at the head to head total of both points, pitch report, weather update and more.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for Sri Lanka women vs India women, 2nd T20I

As aforementioned, this is the first T20 international series being played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Going by how the opening game of the series panned out, the surface is slow and has something for both the batters as well as the bowlers. If we talk about the 58 ODIs played at this venue, the average first innings score reads 216.

The weather in Dambulla during the game will be partly cloudy with some chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 27-33° C. 

Sri Lanka women – Expected XI and Team News 

Team news – Despite losing the first game, Sri Lanka are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.

Probable XI – Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk),  Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani    

India women – Expected XI and Team News 

Team news – Although India won the opening game by a good margin of runs, they will be looking to improve their batting which was unimpressive.

Probable XI – Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, S Meghana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh Thakur, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Head to head record of Sri Lanka women and India women

In the 19 matches played between these two teams, India Women have won 15 matches and Sri Lanka Women have won 3 matches

Total games – 19

India women – 15

Sri Lanka women – 3

Five players to watch out for in the SL-W vs IND-W 2nd T20I

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for SL-W vs IND-W 2nd T20I: 

Smriti Mandhana – batter, India women

Smriti Mandhana has scored 2 fifties in her last 6 T20 matches. Despite scoring only a single run in the first T20I, she is still a must-have in your MPL fantasy team.

Jemimah Rodrigues – batter, India women

On her comeback to the national team after quite a few months, Jemimah top scored for her team with an unbeaten 36.

Harmanpreet Kaur – all-rounder, India women

One of the best all-rounders in international cricket, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur is a must-have player in your MPL team.

Chamari Atapattu – all-rounder, Sri Lanka women

Another all-rounder indispensable to your MPL team is Chamari Atapattu. Although she managed only 16 runs in the first T20I, she brings with her a wealth of experience and impressive career stats.

Inoka Ranaweera – bowler, Sri Lanka

Inoka Ranaweera was Sri Lanka’s best bowler in the opening T20I. She picked up three wickets at an economy of under 8 and will be looking to carry the same form into the next game.

MPL Fantasy XI

SL-W vs IND-W, 2nd T20I: Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The T20I series between Sri Lanka women and India women will not be televised live in India but you can watch the game on Fancode or YouTube. The game will begin at 2:00 PM IST on June 25.  

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. 

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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