New Delhi: In the eighth edition of the Women’s Asia Cup runners-up India will be in action on the opening day, October 1. India, under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, will face Sri Lanka in their first match of the event.
The match is scheduled to be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at 1:00 pm. Defending champions Bangladesh Women won against Thailand Women’s cricket team in the inaugural fixture by 9 wickets.
India women vs Sri Lanka women
India Women have been the most successful team in the history of the event. The six-time champions will start their Women’s Asia Cup campaign as the clear favorites.
Indian women’s cricket team will come into the fixture after securing a convincing 3-0 victory against England in ODIs.
In this year’s Women’s Asia Cup, seven teams will take part and they will face each other once in a round-robin format. After the completion of the league stage, the top four teams will be qualifying for the semi-finals.
Weather update and pitch report
Sylhet weather is expected to be mostly cloudy on Saturday. It is highly unlikely that rain will play spoilsport during the India Women vs Sri Lanka Women game as there is just a 10 percent chance of precipitation. The wind speed is expected to be around 15 km/h on matchday while the temperature could be around 35 degrees Celsius to 26 degrees Celsius. The humidity is forecasted to be around 65 percent.
The pitch is expected to be batter-friendly but spinners are expected to play a vital role in the game. The pitch at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium appears to be slow in nature.
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Head to Head
Matches played: 20
Matches won by India: 16
Matches won by Sri Lanka: 4
Avg. runs scored by IND against SL: 125.5
Avg. runs scored by SL against IND: 109.9
Wins when batting 1st IND: 7
Wins when batting 1st SL: 1
Wins when batting 2nd IND: 9
Wins when batting 2nd SL: 3
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Possible Starting XI:
India Women Predicted Starting Line-up: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Richa Ghosh (wicketkeeper), Dayalan Hemalatha, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh
Sri Lanka Women Predicted Starting Line-up: Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani (wicketkeeper), Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Rashmi Silva, Achini Kulasuriya