Watch the Asia Cup Women’s Twenty20 2022 Game 2 live

After the historic victory of the ODI series in England, the women of India will enter the Asia Cup Twenty20 2022 as favorites. Harmanpreet Kaur & Co. kick off their campaign with a match against Sri Lankan women on October 1st (Saturday) in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The Asian Cup match IND-W vs. SL-W will be broadcast live. (More cricket news)

The 2020 edition of the Bangladesh event was initially postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before being canceled altogether. This time the tournament includes seven teams – India, Pakistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and hosts Bangladesh. The tournament follows a round-robin format, with each team playing the other once. Then the four best teams qualify for the semi-finals.

And India will be hoping to put the recent ‘mankading’ controversy behind them when they take on Sri Lanka in the second game of the tournament. Hosts Bangladesh meet Minnows Thailand in the tournament opener on Saturday at 8:30am IST/9:00am local time.

India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Match Details

Fit: Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 2022, Match 2, Between India and Sri Lanka;
date: October 1 (Saturday), 2022;
time: 1:00 p.m. IST/1:30 p.m. local time;
Venue: Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

How to Watch India Women vs Sri Lanka Women, Asia Cup Cricket Match?

All matches of the Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 2022 will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

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The Asia Cup was converted from ODI to T20 format in 2012 and India has won twice while losing to hosts Bangladesh in the last edition in 2018. And India would look to assert their continental dominance at the tournament, which is returning after a four-year hiatus.

The Indian women haven’t had much success in the T20 format lately, but at continental level Harmanpreet Kaur’s team will start as clear favourites. Aside from their one blemish at the last edition of the tournament, India have won all Asian Cup titles since the event began in 2004 (four titles in the ODI format and two in the T20 version).

Team news from India

Harmanpreet was in commanding form. Smriti Mandhana is also in good shape but Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana and Dayalan Hemalatha need to get their bats to talk. The return of Jemimah Rodrigues after missing the Tour of England with a hand injury bodes well for India. Wicket keeper Richa
Ghosh, who made a comeback after retiring from the Commonwealth Games in England, is also included. India’s Seam Bowling Attack will be spearheaded by Renuka Singh, while Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti will be in charge of the spin department.

Team news from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will rely heavily on skipper Chamari Athapaththu to deliver the goods with the racquet as young Vishmi Gunaratne is out with a back stress fracture. The island nation’s middle class will revolve around Hasini Perera and Harshitha Samarawickrama, while the bowling attack will depend heavily on spinners Inoka Ranaweera and Oshadi Ranasinghe.

squads

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, KP Navigate.

Sri Lanka: Chamari Atapattu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Harshitha Madhavi, Madushika Methtananda, Hasini Perera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Anushka Sanjeevani (wk), Kaushani Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Rashmi Silva, Tharika Sewwandi.

(With PTI inputs)

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