PAKW vs SLW Match Preview

Pakistan women were successful in turning a page after their shock defeat at the hands of Thailand. After that beating, they have gone on to register three wins in a row. This also includes a win against the highly-ranked tournament favorites India and Sri Lanka. Pakistani cricket team has looked good with both bat and ball. The Pakistani charge will be led by ever-consistent all-rounder Nida Dar. She has stepped up her game in both departments of the game by scoring 119 runs and also picking up 7 wickets from 6 games. Nida Dar will once again be a significant player for the Pakistani team in this crunch game against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan batting has let them down in this tournament although they have also fared well in the competition. As far as this semi-final clash is concerned their batters will have to put up an authoritative show with the bat. The only batter that is doing a consistent job for them is Madavi right up front. She has received little support from other batters during the competition. Their captain Atapattu is still to fire fully in the competition and make valuable contributions to the team's cause. But this semi-final could be the right platform for the skipper to step up her game and show her mettle.

Weather Report

It is expected from the weather department that we will get overcast skies on the 13th of October. This will make it difficult to bat at the venue with the bowlers getting the ball to move around.

Pitch Report

Although the Sylhet outfield is lightning fast, you are going to get a two-paced pitch here making it tough to bat on. During the earlier periods, we have observed low-scoring games here and a score in the region of 150 runs should be an adequate total to defend at the venue. The Sylhet International Cricket Ground is not your usual high-scoring T20 cricket venue. It is one of the rare grounds in the sub-continent that assists the bowlers. The cool conditions on offer at the venue make it a tough wicket to score runs on. This is a problem typically in the first innings. Faster bowlers from both sides will enjoy bowling on these grounds.

Notable stats

Both these teams have a terrific record in their last 5 matches.

Both teams have won four out of their last five games. This is indicative of how closely matched these two teams are.

Inoka Ranaweera has a terrific bowling record.

Inoka Ranaweera has done a fantastic job in the last ten games for the Sri Lanka women picking up 17 wickets at a strike rate of 11.64.

Team News

No injuries reported so far from either team management. You can expect the full sides to participate in the semi-final match.

PAKW vs SLW Probable 11

PAKW Playing 11

  • Muneeba Ali (Wk)
  • Sidra Ameen
  • Bismah Maroof (C)
  • Omaima Sohail
  • Nida Dar
  • Aliya Riaz
  • Ayesha Naseem
  • Sadia Iqbal
  • Tuba Hassan
  • Aiman Anwer
  • Nashra Sandhu

SLW Playing 11

  • Harshitha Samarawickrama
  • Chamari Athapaththu (C)
  • Anushka Sanjeewani (Wk)
  • Hasini Perera
  • Nilakshi de Silva
  • Kavisha Dilhari
  • Oshadi Ranasinghe
  • Malsha Shehani
  • Inoka Ranaweera
  • Sugandika Kumari
  • Achini Kulasuriya
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Sri Lankan women's cricket team has been pretty inconsistent in the last few months. The Lankan batters will get severely tested in this game against a quality bowling attack. The Pakistani spinners especially are going to be ready for this challenge. Pakistan women on the other hand have experience in either department of the game. They have players that are in a better frame of mind. This will make them hot favorites to win this match. We will bet with Pakistan to win this match.

Top Picks

Nida Dar: Nida Dar is the top all-rounder for Pakistan. She has been the all-rounder in the competition so far. She has scored 169 runs in her last 7 games at an average of 169 and a strike rate of 125.18. If Pakistan is to get into trouble in this semi-final, they will look at Nida Dar to pull them out of the mess.

Chamari Atapattu: The Sri Lankan skipper has been slightly disappointing in the Asia Cup 2022. However, she has still contributed 191 runs from her last ten games at a strike rate of 95.50 and an average of 21.22. She just might come good in this big match.

Inoka Ranaweera: Inoka Ranaweera is the go-to bowler for Sri Lanka in this competition. She has picked up 17 wickets in her last 10 matches and she has been bowling reasonably economically as well with an economy rate of 5.76. Sri Lankan women will look up to her to provide vital breakthroughs.

Nilakshi de Silva: Nilakshi de Silva has contributed 201 runs from 10 games with an average of 25.13 and a strike rate of 99.50. She is one of the top batters for Sri Lanka women and you can bet on her to score runs in this match.

PAKW vs SLW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M. Ali

Batters: H. Madavi, N. de Silva, B. Maroof, S. Ameen

All-rounders: C. Atapattu (VC), N. Dar (C), O. Sohail

Bowlers: T. Hassan, I. Ranaweera, O. Ranasinghe

PAKW vs SLW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction