As they take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the women’s Asia Cup on Saturday. An in-form India will look to build on the success of a historic ODI series sweep in England while aiming to put the “Mankad” controversy behind them.
As they take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the women’s Asia Cup on Saturday. An in-form India will look to build on the success of a historic ODI series sweep in England while aiming to put the “Mankad” controversy behind them. Despite the Indian women’s previous troubles in the T20 format. The team of Harmanpreet Kaur will go into the game as clear favorites.
With the exception of their lone loss in the most recent season, India has won every Asia Cup championship since the competition’s introduction in 2004. (4 titles in ODI format and 2 in T20 version).
Thus, after switching from the ODI format to the T20 format in 2012, India has won the Asia Cup twice. but fell to Bangladesh in the competition’s championship match in 2018.
India will also want to regain continental dominance in the match, which has been off for four years.
The event’s 2020 edition in Bangladesh was initially postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic before being fully abandoned.
This month, after earning a historic silver medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, India suffered a 1-2 road loss to England. when women’s 20-over cricket was introduced.
In the one-day internationals, the Harmanpreet-led team saw a surprising turnaround. utterly defeating England 3-0 to win the series and put an unforgettable cap on the renowned Indian bowler Jhulan Goswami’s international career.
But the third ODI, which ended the series, saw all-rounder Deepti Sharma run out Charlie Dean. The English batter backed up at the non-end, reigniting a contentious debate over the game’s spirit.
The Indian team would be anxious to get past the incident and focus on the Asia Cup.
On the team’s front, Harmanpreet has held the apex of power. Despite being in good form, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, and Dayalan Hemalatha should let their bats do the talking.
The middle order of the island nation will be led by Hasini Perera and Harshitha Samarawickrama, while the bowling attack will be largely rely on the spinners Inoka Ranaweera and Oshadi Ranasinghe.
Top Best online betting sites in India