India vs UAE Match Preview: Team India and UAE are all set to lock horns in the 8th match of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 at the Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Riding on high confidence after claiming a 3-0 victory against England in England, and winning the first two games of the continental event, team India will try to carry forward the winning momentum by beating UAE on Tuesday.
India on Saturday started their Women’s Asia Cup 2022 campaign by beating Sri Lanka by 41 runs. And then on Monday defeated Malaysia by 30 runs to record their second win of the tournament.
UAE, who also played their first game against Sri Lanka faced defeat by 11 runs. However, their bowlers performed well in the match as they managed to restrict the Lankan side to just 110 for 9 in 20 overs.
Indian management had decided to give rest to some of their star players against Malaysia, as the Women in blue have to play two consecutive games in span of 24 hours.
Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar and Renuka Singh were given rest during the Malaysia match. Sabbhineni Meghana, who was given a chance to open the innings in place of designated opener Smriti Mandhana, smashed a brilliant 69 off 53 that set the tone for India to put a huge total on board.
Another good news for India came in form of Shafali Verma also tried to open her arms with a knock 46 off 39 which is a good sign for India, considering bigger matches ahead in the tournament.
IND vs UAE Playing XIs
Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hemalatha, Richa Ghosh, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh
Theertha Satish, Esha Rohit Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Natasha Cherriath, Chaya Mughal, Khushi Sharma, Samaira Dharnidharka, Mahika Gaur, Vaishnave Mahesh, Suraksha Kotte, Lavanya Keny
The Pitch at Sylhet is a turning track, which means it mostly favour the spinners. Fast bowlers can also bowl slower deliveries to distract batters as the wicket will remain slow throughout. Still, we can expect a 150 plus score for India if they batted first. As Indian batters are in good form.
India vs UAE Match Preview: Players to watch out for
The players to watch out for in the 8th match of Women’s Asia Cup would be Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, and Jemimah Rodrigues as batters. Richa Ghosh as wicket keeper. Harmanpreet Kaur as an all-rounder. While Renuka Singh and Rajeshwari Gayakwad will lead the bowling department for India.
Theertha Satish and Esha Rohit Oza are the strongest batters from UAE team. While Chaya Mughal and Mahika Gaur will be bowlers India should aware about.
IND vs UAE Who will win?
India will start the game as favourites due to much bigger side on paper. And their players too are in good form. While UAE will try to give their best but it will hard for them to beat the dominant Indian side.