India A vs Sri Lanka A Fantasy Prediction – IN-A W vs SL W Pitch Report, Playing XI for Women’s Emerging Asia Cup

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India A vs Sri Lanka A Fantasy Prediction – IN-A W vs SL W Pitch Report, Playing XI for Women’s Emerging Asia Cup
India A vs Sri Lanka A

India A Vs Sri Lanka A Match Preview & Prediction

  • India A take on Sri Lanka A in the 1st semi-final of the ACC Emerging Women’s Asia Cup, 2023
  • The game will be played at the Mission Road Ground in Mong Kok, Hong Kong
  • India A topped their group, while Sri Lanka A finished 2nd in their group, though both teams finished the group stage with equal number of points

India A Vs Sri Lanka A Pitch Report:

Mission Road Ground in Mong Kok, Hong Kong

  • The average 1st innings total here across the previous 5 games has been 92 runs
  • The team batting 1st has gone on to win 5 out of the last 8 games played at this venue
  • Spinners have accounted for 31 out of the 37 wickets to have been picked by bowlers across the previous 3 games at this venue

Squads:

India A: Shweta Sehrawat (c), Soumya Tiwari, Trisha Gongadi, Muskan Malik, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry, Mamatha Madiwala, Titas Sadhu, Soppadhandi Yashasree, Kashvee Gautam, Parshavi Chopra, Mannat Kashyap, Bareddy Anusha

Sri Lanka A: Sathya Sandeepani (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Umasha Thimeshani, Imesha Dulani, Piyumi Wathsala, Sachini Nisansala, Kaushani Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Tharika Sewwandi, Nimasha Madushani, Nilakshana Sandamini, Madushika Meththananda, Rashmika Sewwandi, Dewmi Vihanga

IN-A W vs SL W Top Picks & Differential Picks:

BAT:

Shweta Sehrawat (IND), RHB:

  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 WC
  • She has the experience of featuring in the WPL
  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 T20 Challenger Trophy

Trisha Gongadi (IND), RHB/RALB:

  • She was the top scorer in the 1st game with her unbeaten knock of 19(13)*
  • She was India’s 3rd highest run-getter during the U19 WC
  • At the age of only 16, she was Hyderabad’s leading run-getter during the last season of the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy with 172 runs

Vishmi Gunaratne (SL), RHB:

  • Her career best T20I score came against India
  • She was SL A’s top scorer in their only completed game this season
  • She’s played the most number of T20Is amongst all the players featuring in this game: 16

Differential:

Soumya Tiwari (IND), RHB/OS:

  • She’ll either open the batting or will come in at No. 4 depending on the game situation
  • She was the leading run-getter, and the 2nd highest wicket-taker during the U19 T20 Trophy last season
  • She had the 2nd best batting average by an India U19 batter during the U19 WC: 42

AR:

Madushika Meththananda (SL), RHB/RAM:

  • She’ll open the bowling and will close out the innings bowling the 20th over, alongside slotting in at No. 6 in the batting order
  • She was the POTM in SL A’s only completed fixture this season having returned with excellent figures of 3.3-0-16-4
  • She had a good all-round outing with figures of 9-2-18-1 & 25(30) with the bat in her previous outing vs India A, which came during the final of the previous season of this competition

Malsha Shehani (SL), All Rounder- RHB/OS:

  • She’ll bowl throughout the middle overs and will slot in at No. 7 or 8 in the batting order
  • She had the 2nd best figures by an SL A bowler in their only win this season: 4-0-13-2
  • She holds the record for the best T20I bowling figures in an innings for SL: .1.5-0-2-4

Shreyanka Patil (IND), RHB/OS:

  • She’s the only bowler to have picked a 5 wicket haul this season
  • She’ll slot in at No. 6 with the bat, and has the ability to score runs at a very quick rate
  • She was RCB’s leading wicket-taker during the WPL with 6 wickets
  • She had the 2nd most number of wickets during the Senior Women’s One Day Trophy

Differential:

Kanika Ahuja (IND), LHB/OS:

  • She’s expected to bat at No. 5
  • Her 2nd highest T20 score of 46 came during the WPL
  • She was one of Punjab’s best performers with the bat during the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy: Inns- 6 | Runs- 155 | Avg- 39
  • She has an outstanding List A record: Inns- 17 | Runs- 420 | Avg- 35 | Wkts- 38 | Avg- 13

Dewmi Vihanga (SL), RHB/OS:

  • Having missed the previous game, she’s likely to start in this all important semi-final
  • She was SL U19s’ leading wicket-taker during the U19 WC with 9 wickets
  • She was one of the only 2 SL U19 batters to have scored over 100 runs during the U19 WC

BOWL:

Sathya Sandeepani (SL), RHB/OS:

  • The Sri Lankan skipper will continue batting at No. 5 alongside bowling her full quota of overs
  • Her only T20I outing came against India
  • She had a good outing with the ball in SL A’s previous win: 3-0-19-1
  • She picked 3 wickets at an average of 17.33 across 2 outings vs India A during the previous edition of this competition

Mannat Kashyap (IND), LAO:

  • She’ll bowl a couple of overs in the PP before coming back to bowl during the middle overs
  • She returned with outstanding figures of 2-0-2-2 on her India A debut
  • She was the 4th highest wicket-taker during the U19 WC
  • She was Punjab’s leading wicket-taker during her maiden Senior Women’s T20 Trophy season, last year

Parshavi Chopra (IND), RALB:

  • She was the 2nd highest wicket-taker during the U19 WC with 11 wickets to her name
  • She dismissed the likes of Hayley Matthews & Ashleigh Gardner during the WPL
  • She returned with excellent figures of 3-0-12-2 vs Hong Kong

Differential:

Titas Sadhu (IND), RAM:

  • She’ll take the new ball for India A and will also bowl 1 over at the death
  • She returned with brilliant bowling figures of 2-1-3-1 on her India A debut
  • She was the POTM in the U19 WC final for her excellent figures of 4-0-6-2

India A Vs Sri Lanka A Safe Captaincy Picks:

Shreyanka Patil (IND), All Rounder- RHB/OS

Sathya Sandeepani (SL), All Rounder- RHB/OS

India A Vs Sri Lanka A Differential Captaincy Picks:

Mannat Kashyap (IND), Bowler- LAO

Madushika Meththananda (SL), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

IN-A W vs SL W Base Team:

BAT: Shweta Sehrawat, Trisha Gongadi, Vishmi Gunaratne

AR: Shreyanka Patil, Madushika Meththananda, Malsha Shehani

BOWL: Sathya Sandeepani, Mannat Kashyap, Parshavi Chopra

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