India W will battle it out against their rivals Pakistan W in the 13th match of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022.
The match will be played at the Sylhet International Stadium.
India-W is currently on top of the Points Table with three wins, against Sri Lanka-W, Malaysia-W and UAE-W.
Shafali Verma was rested for the previous game against UAE-W and Smriti Mandhana dropped herself down the order, the pair will be back opening in their regular positions against Pakistan-W.
Shafali is going through a rough patch, she looks low on confidence in spite of spending a fair amount of time in the middle against Malaysia-W, Verma will look to turn things around today.
Pakistan-W on the other hand have dropped a place after their shocking loss to Thailand-W on Thursday in their 3rd match, they are positioned below India on the 2nd in the Points Table at the moment.
“Disappointed with the way we batted. Our batters have not shown the intent. They have to be blamed today. The set batters were there but they could not push on. 130-plus could have been a good total and as a captain, I am disappointed we did not get there” said Bismah Maroof after their loss to Thailand-W.
Pakistan started the tournament with a 9-wicket win against Malaysia followed by another 9-wicket win against Bangladesh W and will look to replicate these performances against India.
India Women vs Pakistan Women Pitch Report
The pitch at the Sylhet International Stadium is a balanced one. The fast bowlers will get some movement early on and expect the spinners to dominate today. The batters need to get their eye in before going for the attacking shots. In three out of the last four games played here, the team batting first scored more than 150 runs. The Captain who wins the toss will choose to bat first.
India Women vs Pakistan Women Weather Report
The weather in Sylhet will be partly sunny and humid. An afternoon shower can be expected, while later in the day it will be mostly cloudy and humid.
India Women vs Pakistan Women Probable Playing XIs
IND-W: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Renuka Thakur, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sneh Rana
PAK-W: Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig, Tuba Hassan, Nashra Sandhu