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SL W vs IND W, 1st T20I, India’s New Innings !!!

by  Aman Singh  •  Last updated on 2022-06-23 00:19:07

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Clashing Teams-Sri Lanka Women and India Women      

Date-June 23rd 2022 (Thursday)

Time-02:30 P.M (IST)

Venue-Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla     

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Sri Lanka W

Sri Lanka Women will kick-off an ambitious bilateral T20I series against India Women with its introductory game kicking-off on Thursday at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. The hosts will start the series with some bitter memories, as they were whitewashed in their most recent outing against Pakistan. Sri Lankan veterans including Oshadi Ranasinghe and Chamari Athapathtu will be the key players for the home side.

Sri Lanka will look forward to taking control of the driving seat from the first game itself. Chamari Athapaththu will lead the team with Hasini Perera and Oshadi Ranasinghe forming the central force of the batting line-up. On bowling front, Udeshika Prabodhani will lead the attack with Sugandha Kumari and Sachini Nisansala as middle orders deputies.

India W

India Women will be eager to break new grounds under new all-format skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. This three-match series will be the first assignment for Women In Blue post the disappointing 2022 Women’s World Cup. Team India last played a one-off T20I game against New Zealand and were on the losing side with a 12 runs deficit. Going into the first game, Harmanpreet Kaur and Depti Sharma are expected to be India’s key contributors.

The Indian team will be aiming to further stretch their T20 dominance over their Island counterparts. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will be eying a milestone here, as the 33-year-old batter is just 46 runs behind to eclipse Mithali’s most runs record in shortest cricket format. Taking charge of first game, the likes of Shefali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and quick-gun Pooja Vastrakar are expected to be the highlight of Thursday’s game.

Topbets Prediction

Noting the current form of both teams and their world rankings, India is way ahead of their Islander opponents and will definitely start the game being the favorites. The hosts need to put forward their ‘A Game’ to stand a chance to upset a quality side like India. Rain can be the spoil sport during the match proceedings and if the full-length match unfolds then India is expected to take 1-0 lead.    

Market Odds (As on 11:00 P.M)


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SL W

IND W

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6.001.12
Betway6.001.11
INDIBET5.45
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10CRIC6.241.11
Parimatch5.981.12

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Top Batter For Sri Lanka W- Chamari Athapaththu- One of the most consistent and experienced batters in Sri Lanka’s batting line-up. Chamari has amassed 1915 runs in WT20Is at a strike rate of 103.28.

Top Batter for India- Smriti Mandhana- This left-handed batter is counted amongst most technically sound Women cricketers in the world. Mandhana is placed at 4th rank in ICC T20I rankings with 1971 runs in 82 T20I innings.   

Probable Playing XI For the Match

Sri Lanka W- Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Madavi, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Sachini Nisansala, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani

India W- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

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