Pakistan Women cross swords with Sri Lanka Women in the 2nd semi-final of Women’s Asia Cup 2022.
The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Bangladesh is set to host this mouth-watering encounter.
The winner will progress to the finals which will be played on Saturday (October 15) against India-W.
Pakistan-W has been a unit to watch throughout the tournament, barring the upset against Thailand Women.
After defeating India-W, Pakistan went on to beat UAE, Malaysia, Bangladesh and their opponents Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka had a poor start to the tournament, as they had to face a heavy defeat at the hands of India-W.
Chamari Athapaththu-led unit came back strongly to win four consecutive matches to make sure of the semis spot. Pakistan broke their winning streak in the previous game.
Pakistan played Sri Lanka in a dead rubber, which was the final league game of this tournament.
Pakistan won the match by 5 wickets. The loss has dented Sri Lanka’s confidence a bit.
Pakistan Women hold the upper hand heading into this game. Sri Lankan Women need to put their best foot forward if they want to get over the line today.
Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women Pitch Report
Most of the matches in the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 have been won by the teams batting first and chasing has been extremely difficult on the Sylhet surface where the batters have struggled to get going in the second innings. The spinners will be key in today’s encounter. The captain winning the toss will choose to bat first.
Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women Weather Forecast
Ideal conditions won’t be on offer for a game of cricket. Temperatures in Sylhet are expected to be in the mid-20s and heavy rain is predicted on Tuesday. It started to rain during the latter half of the first match played between Ind-W and Thai-W an hour ago. Fingers crossed, hope the match starts on time and we don’t have interruptions.
Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women Probable Playing XIs
Pakistan Women(Playing XI): Muneeba Ali (wk), Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof (c), Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan, Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu
Sri Lanka Women (Playing XI): Harshitha Madavi, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Malsha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya