Women’s World T20 2018: Day 4- Preview

Women’s World T20 2018: Day 4- Preview

The weather forecast for the day isn’t something to cheer about.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

After a sterling opening day of the Women’s World T20 in the West Indies, the second day of the event was washed off due to persistent rain in St Lucia. However, there was only one match between England and Sri Lanka on that day and not a whole lot of difference was created. All teams are listed to play four matches each and they won’t want rain to play a detriment to their journey.

The event came back to Guyana on the third day and entertained all. The worrying factor is that St Lucia is scheduled to host as many as a couple of matches on the fourth day and the weather forecast for the day isn’t something to cheer about. Bangladesh are one of the participants on that day and they wouldn’t want rain to interrupt as they already have lost against Windies.

Here’s the prelude of what’s on offer on Day 4 of World T20:

Match 7- England vs Bangladesh

A lot would depend on Wyatt and Beaumont, two of their most prolific batsmen. England’s middle-order, comprising skipper Knight, Natalie Sciver isn’t a weak one either. They have a formidable spin attack as well with the likes of Danielle Hazel, Sophia Ecclestone and Dunkley in their ranks. Anya Shrubsole and Jenny Gunn are the fast bowlers. Ammy Ellen Jones will keep wickets.

England Probable XI

Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont (C), Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight, Ammy Ellen Jones (wk), Lauren Winfield, Sophia Dunkley, Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazel, Sophie Ecclestone

Bangladesh’s bowling did exceptionally the other night, but the batters couldn’t step up in the hour of need. The onus would be on the likes of Rumana Ahmed and Salma Khatun to deliver. The likes of Shamima, Ayasha, Jahanara have to score some runs to support the bowlers. They played as many as four spinners against the Windies and the focus will be on the tweakers.

Bangladesh Probable XI

Shamima Sultana (wk), Ayasha Rahman, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Lata Mondal, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun (C), Khadija Tul Kubra

Match Timings: 1:30 IST (November 13); 16:00 local (November 12)

Match 8- Sri Lanka vs South Africa

The Lankans didn’t have the best of outings in the warm-up matches and would want to make amends. Mendis and Athapaththu are the openers with Perera, Mandodara to follow. The all-round experience of Shashikala Siriwardene needs to come to the fore as well. Sripali Weerakoody and Udeshika Prabodhani are the speedsters with Kumari, Dilhari, Chamari as the spin bowlers.

Sri Lanka Probable XI

Yasoda Mendis, Chamari Athapaththu (C), Hasini Perera, Dilani Mandodara (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Eshani Lokasuriyage, Nilakshi de Silva, Sripali Weerakkody, Kavisha Dilhari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari

Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt are the opening batsmen with skipper van Niekerk to follow. The captain can be handy with her leg-breaks on the slow tracks. The batting has depth with Chloe Tyron slotted to come at number eight. Saarah Smith, Luus and van Niekerk are the spinners with the pace-attack, comprising of the likes of Klaas, Shabnim Ismail and Kapp.

South Africa Probable XI

Lizelle Lee (wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Dane van Niekerk, Robyn Searle, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tyron, Masabata Klaas, Shabnim Ismail, Saarah Smith

Match Timings: 5:30 IST (November 13); 20:00 local (November 12)

Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Live Streaming – Hotstar

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