Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 final, IND-W vs SL-W | Match Preview, Key Players, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Smriti Mandhana in action in Asia Cup 2022 (Source: Twitter)
A dominant Team India will be facing Sri Lanka Women in the final of the ongoing Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 in Sylhet.
Prior to the knockouts, the ‘Women in Blue’ finished at the top of the points table, having secured five wins out of their six matches. Their lone defeat came against the Pakistan Women. Notably, they launched their Asia Cup 2022 campaign with an emphatic win over Sri Lanka in their tournament opener.
Sri Lanka Women, on the other hand, lifted themselves up after their opening defeat to India. They registered five wins out of their subsequent six fixtures, including a thrilling one run win over Pakistan in the semi-final.
The Sri Lankan team, having participated in every Asia Cup edition to date, will be chasing their first title in the upcoming summit clash.
Captains speak ahead of Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 final
- Jemimah Rodrigues has emerged as the leading run-scorer of the Asia Cup 2022, having piled up 215 runs from seven matches. With two fifties to her name, she has maintained a healthy average of 71.66.
- Smriti Mandhana has been in sublime touch with the bat this year, having scored runs in heap throughout the Commonwealth Games, white-ball series in England as well as in the Hundred.
- Inoka Ranaweera has collected 12 wickets after playing seven Asia Cup 2022 matches for Sri Lanka. She is currently the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Date & Time: October 15 at 1:00 PM IST.
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Live Commentary: CREX
The surface at this venue is expected to provide assistance to the spinners, while the batters have gradually started to score runs heavily as well. A total of 120 will be the par score at Sylhet.
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Wicket-Keeper: Anushka Sanjeewani
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Jemimah Rodrigues
All-Rounders: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Oshadi Ranasinghe
Bowlers: Renuka Singh, Inoka Ranaweera, Sneh Rana
Captain: Smriti Mandhana
Vice-Captain: Harmanpreet Kaur