The Indian Women’s Cricket Team will face Sri Lanka in the finals of the 2023 Asian Games to be played at Pingfeng Cricket Field, Hangzhou on 25th September. It promises to be an exciting encounter between these two teams.
Indian team produced a dominating performance in the semi-finals as they thrashed Bangladesh by 8 wickets. Pooja Vastkar was the pick of bowlers for India picking up 4 wickets. It was a superb bowling effort as they skittled Bangladesh for just 51. In reply, Indian women chased down the target with 8 wickets remaining.
India’s regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur will return to captaincy as her 2 match ban will get over. It will strengthen their unit and would look for a dominating performance in the finals to win gold medal.
On the other hand, Sri Lankan women also registered comprehensive 6-wicket win over Pakistan in the 2nd semi-finals. It was a superb bowling performance as they restricted them to 75 for 9.
Details– Asian Games 2023, Finals, Indian Women vs Sri Lankan women
Venue– Zhejiang University of Technology Pinfeng Cricket Field, Hangzhou
Date and Time– 25th September, 11.30 AM IST
The pitch used for the semi-finals yesterday has some assistance for the bowlers. Indian bowlers skittled Bangladesh cheaply for 51 and chased down the target easily. In other semi-finals between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Sri Lankan bowlers kept pressure on restricting them to 75 and then chased down easily.
It promises to be another good contest between bat and ball in the finals. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first keeping them to a good score.
Indian Women (Ind) vs Sri Lankan Women (SL)- Predicted Playing XI
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Varma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Devika Vaidya, Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastkar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Titas Sadhu,
Chamari Atthaptu (C), Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshita Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Nilakshi De Silva, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Inoshi Priyadarshini, Kavisha Dilhari.
Fantasy Team Selection- Ind vs SL
Team 1- Smriti Mandhana, Chamari Atthapttu (VC), Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Harshita Samarawickrama, Deepti Sharma, Nilakshi De Silva, Pooja Vastkar, Inoka Ranaweera, Titas Sadhu, Achini Kulasuriya.
Team 2- Shafali Varma (C), Anushka Sanjeewani (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Vishmi Gunaratne, Richa Ghosh, Hasini Perera, Amanjot Kaur, Prabodhani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Inoka Ranaweera, Titas Sadhu.