The 4th game (Revised) of the 2019 Women’s Emerging Asia Cup will be played between Pakistan Emerging Women and Bangladesh Emerging Women at the Navy Ground in Welisara.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (9:30 AM IST) (4:00 AM GMT).
In the revised fixture, Pakistan Emerging Women will face the Bangladesh Emerging Women team in the 2019 Women’s Emerging Asia Cup on Saturday. The venue for this game has been rescheduled to Navy Ground in Welisara following the rains over the last four days. The venue which was expected to host the game was Thurstan Grounds also in Colombo. The Pakistan team is led by Rameen Shamim while the Bangladesh team will play under the captaincy of Shaila Sharmin.
The weather forecast for Welisara is much better than what it has been at the two venues in Colombo. This Navy ground is expected to be under clouds until The weather forecast does indicate thunderstorm but from 3 PM local time.
The Navy Ground in Welisara has stood host for various games between Sri Lankan Navy Women and Sri Lankan Army Women. Most of those games recorded totals around 210 and the chasing teams have fared well. Pakistan could post up to 230 if they bat first in familiar conditions.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Pakistan Emerging Women:
Muneeba Ali, Javeria Rauf, Hafsa Khalid, Fatima Sana Khan, Ayesha Naseem, Najiha Alvi (WK), Nashra Sandhu, Kainat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Rameen Shamim (C), Syeda Aroob Shah.
Bench – Tuba Hassan, Huraina Sajid, Noren Yaqoob, Waheeda Akhter.
Bangladesh Emerging Women:
Murshida Khatun, Shaila Sharmin (C), Nuzhat Tumpa (WK), Ishma Tanjim, Ritu Moni, Suraya Azmim, Fahima Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Mumta Hena Hasnat, Nahida Akter, Islam Trisna.
Bench – Rubya Haider Jhilik, Rabeya, Puja Chakrabortty, Mosammat Fariha, Sumaiya Akter.
Nashra Sandhu, Fahima Khatun and Ritu Moni are the big names from this match who have been around for a while in International cricket. They are expected to be among the top performers. Hafsa Khalid and Syeda Aroob Shah are expected to be among the top performers as well but from the uncapped players featuring in this game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Hafsa Khalid, Javeria Rauf, Fahima Khatun, Shaila Sharmin
Vice-Captain – Fatima Sana Khan, Muneeba Ali, Murshida Khatun, Ritu Moni
Hafsa Khalid’s all-round ability could make the difference in fantasy contests.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nuzhat Tumpa
Batters – Murshida Khatun, Shaila Sharmin, Kainat Hafeez, Muneeba Ali, Javeria Rauf
All-Rounders – Fahima Khatun (VC), Hafsa Khalid (C)
Bowlers – Fatima Sana Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nahida Akter
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nuzhat Tumpa
Batters – Shaila Sharmin, Javeria Rauf (C), Ayesha Naseem
All-Rounders – Ritu Moni (VC), Fahima Khatun, Hafsa Khalid
Bowlers – Fatima Sana Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Syeda Aroob Shah, Nahida Akter
Considering the recent home series against India A Women, it can be said that the Bangladesh team are well behind the remaining teams in terms of quality. Hence, picking only 4-5 players from the Bangladesh squad in the fantasy team will be the ideal move for this match.
Pakistan Emerging Women’s is expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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