Women’s World T20 2018: Day 6- Preview

Women’s World T20 2018: Day 6- Preview

The weather at the venue hasn’t been promising over the last few days.

South African women's team
South African women’s team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When the sixth day of the 2018 Women’s World T20 starts, almost all teams would’ve played at least a couple of matches. It goes without saying that from here on teams can’t afford any complacency by any means. While India and Australia from Group B have one foot in the door of the semi-finals, the likes of Pakistan and Bangladesh are staring down the barrel of elimination.

A couple of matches are scheduled to be played on the day and they will be hosted by Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet in St Lucia. The weather at the place hasn’t been promising over the last few days and any of the sides won’t want for their fate to be decided by rain. Even the match between England and Bangladesh was marred by persistent rain.

Here’s the prelude of what’s on offer on Day 5 of World T20:

Match 11- Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh

Yasoda Mendis and Chamari Athapaththu are the opening batsmen with Hasini Perera to follow. Shashikala Siriwardene also needs to step up. Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva and Lokasuriyage are slotted to bat at five and six respectively. Weerakkody and Prabodhani are the fast bowlers with Surangika Kumari, Athapaththu and de Silva assisting her in the spin department.

Sri Lanka Probable XI

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

Shamima Sultana and Ayasha Rahman need to set the tone at the top of the order. Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana and stalwart Rumana Ahmed need to shoulder the middle-order. Rumana’s role as a bowler will also have to come to the fore. Sanjida Islam and Lata Mondal can also wield their willows to good effect. All-rounder Salma Khatun will have to do a lot of thinking.

Bangladesh Probable XI

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

Match Timings: 1:30 IST (November 15); 16:00 local (November 14)

Match 12- Windies vs South Africa

Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin will open the batting with skipper Stefanie Taylor to come at number three. The trio is also known for their bowling abilities and they can’t be undermined by the opponents. Shermaine Campbelle, Natasha McClean and Cooper aren’t mugs with the bat in hand. Afy Fletcher and Mohammed are the tweakers with Connell and Selman being the pacers.

Windies Probable XI

Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Stefanie Taylor (C), Shemaine Campbelle, Natasha McLean, Britney Cooper, Kycia Knight (wk), Anisa Mohammed, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Shamilla Connell

Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt are the openers and the likes of Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk will bat at number three and four respectively. Their batting has depth with power-hitter Chloe Tyron to bat at number seven. The bowling lineup is a strong one as well with the likes of Tumi Sekukhane, Moseline Daniels, Masabata Klaas and Shabnim Ismail in their ranks.

South Africa Probable XI

Lizelle Lee (wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (C), Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus, Chloe Tyron, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekukhane, Moseline Daniels

Match Timings: 5:30 IST (November 15); 20:00 local (November 14)

Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Live Streaming – Hotstar

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