We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Sri Lanka Women vs India Women Match
This will be the first-ever T20I to be played at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla. Historically, the pitch here assists the spinners as the game progresses.
Probable Playing XIs for Sri Lanka & India
Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hansima Karunaratne, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
Probable XI for India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Sabbhineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Renuka Singh/Simran Bahadur
Power Players for the Match
Jemimah Rodrigues averages a whopping 69 in five innings against Sri Lanka in the format. In addition, her numbers in T20 cricket have been exceptional in the past year. She blasted 249 runs at a strike rate of 150 in the English Hundred League and 333 runs at 117 in the Australian T20 League.
Chamari Athapaththu scored 101 and picked 2 for 20 in the last ODI against Pakistan earlier this month. She has impressive numbers against India too, adding 350 runs and scalping 7 wickets.
In the recently concluded My11Circle Women’s T20 Challenge, Harmanpreet Kaur’s scores read 37, 71, and 43. Her form since the Australia Women’s League has been making headlines. She has scored 233 runs and taken 5 wickets against Sri Lanka.
Shafali Verma’s last five competitive scores read 42, 53, 51, 29, and 15. The No.3 batter in ICC Women’s T20I rankings has already scored 700 runs at a strike rate of 141 in her short career.
Smart Picks for the Match
Oshadi Ranasinghe scalped the most wickets (10) for Sri Lanka on the tour of Pakistan. She has gone wicketless only once in her last 10 competitive games.
Smriti Mandhana averages a mere 14 against Sri Lanka in the format compared to her overall average of 42. However, her recent form and reputation make her a favourite in daily fantasy cricket. In her last 10 competitive games, she has scored a hundred and four fifties.
Harshitha Madavi and Kavisha Dilhari both averaged over 50 against Pakistan in the ODIs. Harshitha especially was rock solid in the middle overs. In addition to her blistering batting down the order, Kavisha picked two wickets with her off-break.
Poonam Yadav likes to ambush the Sri Lankan batters. She has hunted down 17 wickets at an average of 13 in 12 T20Is.
Sabbhineni Meghana was on a rampage in the T20 Challenge with scores of 49, 61, and 73. In the Senior Women’s ODI Trophy, she scored 207 runs including a hundred and a fifty in four encounters.
In the Women’s World Cup, Pooja Vastrakar showcased an all-round performance, scoring 157 runs and taking 10 wickets in 7 games. She continued the momentum in the T20 Challenge: she took 6 wickets in 3 fixtures including a spectacular four-wicket haul. She strikes at 129 with the bat in the format.
Udeshika Prabodhani recently became only the second Sri Lankan to pick 50 wickets in the format. She provides fantasy points in both powerplay and at the death with her left-arm medium pace.
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women Match Preview
Both teams have lost their last three T20Is, but India are ahead in the head-to-head contests. They have emerged victorious in 14 of 17 T20Is against Sri Lanka. The overall form and team balance too favours India. The hosts will have to punch well above their weight to beat the tourists.
Time: June 23, 2:30 PM IST