India Women Emerging vs Bangladesh Women Emerging, Match 1
October 22nd 2019, 9:30 AM IST
Thurstan Grounds, Colombo
The first game of the ACC Women’s Emerging Teams cup sees hot favourites, India face Bangladesh in what promises to be a highly entertaining encounter. Both teams recently played against one another in Bangladesh which saw Devika Vaidya and her team come out trumps against their fellow Asian rivals. While India will once again walk into this contest with the favourites tag, Bangladesh can’t be counted out with the likes of Ritu Moni and Sharmin capable of pulling off a huge upset at the expense of the Indians in Colombo.
Bowlers are set to play a major role in the proceedings with overcast conditions also coming into play. With the pitch also being on the slower side, the batters will have to bide their time in the middle and set a platform for the latter overs.
The weather in Colombo isn’t promising with rain expected to play spoilsport on Tuesday. In case a match does happen to take place, the cloudy conditions at the venue would definitely provide extra help to the pacers with the new ball.
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
India Women Emerging:
India should field its strongest XI with the in-form Devika Vaidya being the key with the bat. The likes of Nuzhat Parveen and Yastika Bhatia, who had a decent tour of Bangladesh are also ones to watch out for with the Indians expected to make light work of their neighbours on Tuesday. The bowling unit has a lot of variety as well with Kshama Singh and Tanushree Sarkar capable of picking wickets at regular intervals.
Devika Vaidya, S Meghana, Tanushree Sarkar, Tejal Hasabnis, Nuzhat Parveen, R Kalpana, Yastika Bhatia, Sushree Dibyadarshini, TP Kanwar, Minnu Mani, Kshama Singh
Bangladesh Women Emerging:
Although Bangladesh will come into this game as the underdogs, they possess a couple of players who have played for the senior side in recent months. Ritu Moni and Shaila Sharmin are their best bets coming into this game. While the batting revolves around the aforementioned duo, Nahida Akter’s exploits with the ball are equally crucial to their fortunes against a formidable India side
Shaila Sharmin, Mursida Khatun, Ishma Tanjim, Rubaiya Haider, Ritu Moni, Sobhana Mostary, Fahima Khatun, Nuzhat Tumpa, Nahida Akter, Puja Chakraborty, S Azmin
Devika Vaidya was the star of the show when both these met earlier in the month in Bangladesh. She will be expected to continue her rich form while the likes of Ritu Moni, Sharmin and Bhatia are also ones to watch out for in this game. Along with them, Fahima Khatun is also a decent option given her international experience. While Devika’s tally of six wickets in the recently concluded series takes care of the bowling department from the Indian side, Nahida Akter is a must have in the side with her ability to bowl tight lines and stifle the batters with her off-spin.
1. Devika Vaidya
2. Ritu Moni
3. Yastika Bhatia
D Vaidya, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
R Moni, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
Y Bhatia, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
N Parween, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
S Sharmin, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
T Hasnabis, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
F Khatun, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
S Dil Bahadur, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
N Akter, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
S Azmin, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
K Singh, Points: 30-32, Grade: A