The Indian women’s cricket team will start their journey with a quarterfinal match against Malaysia to be played at Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfield Cricket Field on 21st September. Indian team looks strong on paper with a strong unit that has performed well in the international circuit.
The Malaysian women progressed into the quarterfinal stage with a comprehensive win over Hong Kong on 19th September. Malaysian women posted 104 for 9 and bowled out Hong Kong for 82 in 20 overs to register a commanding win.
Indian women’s team will be led by Smriti Mandhana as Harmanpreet Kaur has been banned for two matches due to misbehavior during the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh.
The Indian women has met Malaysia in two matches previously in 2018 and 2022. The women in Blue beat both times comfortably. Indian team is at number 4th ranked while Malaysian women sit at 27th ranked in T20I rankings.
Details– Asian Games, Indian Women vs. Malaysian Women
Venue– Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfield Cricket Field
Date and Time– 21st September, 6.30 AM IST
A total of 3 matches have been played at this venue so far. Indonesian Women scored 187 for 4 and bowled out Mongolia for just 15 runs in the first match. Malaysian women scored 104 before bundling Hong Kong women cheaply to register 22 runs victory.
Hong Kong Women thrashed Mongolia by 180 runs to qualify for the quarterfinals. The pitch is helpful for the bowlers, and it becomes tough for the batters to score runs freely. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and put pressure on opponent batters.
Indian Women (Ind) vs Malaysian Women (Mal)- Predicted Playing XI
Smriti Mandhana (C), Shafali Varma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh, Deepti Sharma, Kanika Ahuja, Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastkar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Titas Sadhu.
Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Winifred Durasingam (C), Mas Elysa, Wan Julla, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Aina Najwa, Jamahidya Intan, Arianna Nataysa, Aisya Eleesa Firdauz, Nur Dana Syuhada, Nir Nur Atiela.
Fantasy Team Selection- Ind W vs Mal W
Team 1– Smriti Mandhana (C), Hamizah Hashim, Shafali Varma, Mas Elysa (VC), Richa Ghosh, Ismail, Deepti Sharma, Najwa, Pooja Vastrkar, Nur Dana, Titas Sadhu.
Team 2– Shafali Varma (C), Winifred Durasingam (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Wan Julla, Kanika Ahuja, Intan, Amanjot Kaur, Arianna Nataysa, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Nir Nur Atiela, Titas Sadhu.