The Pakistan Women tour of Sri Lanka begins tomorrow. The 1st ODI will be played tomorrow morning (March 20) at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla. The match is scheduled to start at 09:50 AM Local.
Pakistan has named a 15-member squad for Women’s team to face off Sri Lanka in the ICC Women’s Championship round 2. Bismah Maroof will be leading the team. Pakistan has recalled pacer Kainat Imtiaz and given rest to opener Ayesha Zafar. Also, no injuries were reported and a full squad is available for selection.
The hosts too have named a 15-member squad which will be led by Chamari Atapattu.
Bismah Maroof(c), Nida Dar, Nahida Khan, Ghulam Fatima, Diana Baig, Sidra Ameen, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Natalia Pervaiz, Sidra Nawaz, Sana Mir, Kainat Imtiaz, Nashra Sandhu, Aiman Anwer, Fareeha Mehmood
Chamari Athapaththu(c), Sugandika Kumari, Shashikala Siriwardene, Dilani Manodara, Inoka Ranaweera, Nipuni Hansika, Hasini Perera, Rebeca Vandort, Chamari Polgampola, Prasadani Weerakkody, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Sripali Weerakkody, Inoshi Priyadharshani
As this is the first match of the series, it is a bit difficult to say who will be the key player. Moreover, Chamari Athapaththu, I Ranaweera and Sripali Weerakkody are expected to play the major role. I Ranaweera and S Weerakkody are the most economical bowlers for Sri Lanka and have taken 10 wickets each in their last 10 games.
Pakistan will reply upon Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan, and Sana Mir for scoring runs. These three are the top run-scorers for Pakistan while Sana Mir, Sadia Yousuf, and Nashra Sandhu are the top wicket-takers.
Avg 1st inn score-216
Avg 2nd inn score-182
Highest Total-385/7 (50 Ov) by Pak vs Ban
Lowest Total-88/10 (46.1 Ov) by Eng vs SL
Highest Chased-289/4 (46.3 Ov) by SL vs Pak
Lowest Defended-156/8 (50 Ov) by NZ vs SL
Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan are equally stronger. And, playing in home conditions will definitely provide an edge to the hosts. Moreover, tomorrow’s clash is a 50-50 contest and any of the teams can turn out as the winner. The Dambulla pitch is a slow and low scoring pitch and usually provides help to spinners in the afternoon. So, let’s see who performs better tomorrow and takes an edge over the opposition.
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