IN-W vs SL-W Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: India strive to wrap up their group stage encounters with a 100% winning record.
The first team to seal their passage into the semi-finals of the marquee ICC women’s T20 World Cup, India has set down a real statement of intent. The gargantuan Asian unit has shown why it was touted as overwhelming favourites to walk away with the prestigious trophy under its arms with spectacular displays in Group A of the competion.
Winning all three of their ties till now in the world cup, the Indian find themselves nestled in first place in the group. They are making an advent into the day’s contest having defeated New Zealand by three runs in an edge of the seat thriller the last time around, a win which was a testament to the immense composure of this side.
The side hung onto straws in the closing stages to pull off an incredible three run win, one which hammered down their credentials as challengers for the glistening trophy. They’ll be striving to emulate the same rampant display when they come across Sri Lanka today, a side which was handed its second straight defeat in the tournamnet after being put down by 5 wickets by Australia.
There is just no stopping this rampant Indian unit at the moment. The most solace filled aspect to have emerged from the side’s sojourn is the manner in which the entire unit has stepped up in unison to put down its opponents and with the way this side is functioning right now, they should have no qualms to rake up a fourth win in a row.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A two toned surface, this is a wicket which requires the batters to show technique and patience. Anything available for the batters here will only be in the first half with the surface complete opening up and crumbling to allow the spinners to reign supreme in the second part, a track which will lead the side winning the toss opting to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Taniya Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (C), Umesha Thimashini, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Match: India Women Vs Sri Lanka Women
Date And Time: 29th February, Saturday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Telecast: Star Sports 1/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav
- Chamari Athapaththu, Umesha Thimashini, Nilakshi de Silva, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani
IN-W vs SL-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
India’s Bhatia has been elevated up the batting order, a position which makes her a must have pick for the day. Coming out to bat in the number 3 spot in the world cup, she has provided some meaningful runs for the outfit including the 25 runs in the last outing.
We are also opting for Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper for this contest after Anushka Sanjeewani ended up stringing together invaluable 25 runs against Australia the last time around.
IN-W vs SL-W Dream11 Batswomen
This tournamnet has been a dream one for India’s opener Shafali Verma. At just 16 years of age, she’s been completely unfazed taking on some of the biggest names in the cricketing arena with her smacking the ball at the highest strike-rate of all the batters in the competition till now.
She struck 46 runs in a mere 34 balls against the White Ferns the last time around to see us make her our first pick from the side. Opener Smriti Mandhana comes in as well owing to her ability to herald her way a plethora of runs inside the powerplay overs with Jemimah Rodrigues wrapping up an all Indian batting order for us.
IN-W vs SL-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Sri Lanka’s opener Chamari Athapaththu needed just 37 balls to hit a half-century against a worldclass Australian bowling unit and paired with the one wicket in her kitty, she was a regulation for us for the day. Shashikala Siriwardene came up with the two wickets in the previous encounter to see us broke her in as well from the unit for the day.
From India meanwhile, the guile and trickery of spinner Deepti Sharma along with her capabilities to clean the ball to the fence in the death overs makes her our selection from the side.
IN-W vs SL-W Dream11 Bowling Order
While the immense repertoire of myriad names in India’s batting unit was always known, this world cup has seen the bowlers stand up and make the world take notice of them. The partnership of Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav in particular has been serenaded with a flurry of laurels with the two comprising of a lethal bowling unit, one which has sent sides packing with disdain.
From Sri Lanka meanwhile Udeshika Prabodhani represent us after her tantalising performance of 2-17 against Australia.
Captain And Vice-Captain
India Bat First: Given the way she’s consistently performed with both the bat and ball till now, Athapaththu will captain our side while Verma is our vice-captain.
Sri Lanka Bat First: Yadav will captain our setup while Mandana is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Sanjeewani, Bhatia, Mandhana, Rodrigues, Verma, Athapaththu, Siriwardene, Sharma, Prabodhani, Pandey, Yadav
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.