Pakistan won the first match comfortably by 6 wickets and now leads the series 1-0. They will aim to win this match and the series comfortably so that they can give some of their new players a chance to play in the third match. Sri Lanka will need to win the match to tie the series, and their recent 5-match winning streak in T20Is has come to an end. Both teams will have a lot to play for in this match, and a win will be crucial in the long run.
The 2nd T20I between Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women will take place on May 26th, 2022 at Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 2022
Date: May 26, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi
Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women Team Previews
Team Pakistan Women have had a rough patch recently, with several poor outings. They had two series defeats prior to their disastrous campaign in the Women’s World Cup 2022, and this win in the first match would have instilled a lot of confidence in the team. They haven’t won a T20I series in a long time and will be looking for a victory in this upcoming contest.
The hosts were always the favourites before the series began, but they still had to deliver on the field. With almost everyone on their side, they couldn’t have been happier with their performance in the first match of the series.
They imposed themselves on the visitors right from the start, taking two crucial wickets in the powerplay. Anam Amin was outstanding at the top, finishing with three wickets for 21 runs. After that, Pakistan Women struggled to pick wickets or stem the flow of runs until Tuba Hassan not only got them back in the game but also pushed them to the brink of victory. She took three wickets for eight runs, helping Sri Lanka reduce to 69 for six from 51 for two before Aiman Anwer wrapped up the tail.
With only 106 runs to chase in ideal batting conditions, all Pakistan Women needed to do was stay in the middle, which they did admirably. Except for Gull Feroza, who was called out early, all of their batters got off to a good start. Nida Dar’s 27-ball 36 put the finishing touches on a match that Pakistan won with plenty of resources to spare.
Overall, Pakistan Women will be pretty confident going into this upcoming match with a win under their belt. They had all cogs turning like a well-oiled machine, which would be a huge advantage in the next game. Furthermore, playing at home in familiar surroundings should help them. If they can play as well as they did in the first match, they will be very difficult to beat not only in the next match, but in all subsequent matches.
Pakistan Women Squad
Muneeba Ali (wk), Gull Feroza, Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Aiman Anwer, Anam Amin, Omaima Sohail, Diana Baig, Kainat Imtiaz, Sadia Iqbal
Predicted XI: Muneeba Ali (wk), Gull Feroza, Iram Javed, Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Aiman Anwer, Anam Amin
Team Sri Lanka Women came into the series looking for redemption after missing out on a spot in the Women’s 50-over World Cup earlier this year. Sri Lanka Women appeared out of sorts in all three departments as Pakistan Women suffered a crushing defeat in the series opener.
A lot was riding on Chamari Athapaththu’s shoulders for Sri Lanka Women to do well, but she had a forgetful outing, whether with the bat or with the ball. Even though their middle-order batters Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani, and Nilakshi de Silva put up some resistance, it was insufficient. Sri Lanka Women lost wickets in droves after being dismissed and eventually folded for a total of 106 runs with 8 wickets down.
While a total of 106 was never going to be enough, it did provide an opportunity for Sri Lanka Women bowlers to demonstrate their abilities. They got off to a good start, with Sugandika Kumari dismissing Gull Feroza and Achini Kulasuriya bowling a tight first over. They were unable to break through in the middle overs, and were eventually defeated with six wickets in hand and 10 balls to spare. Kavisha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, and Sugandika Kumari bowled well but were not adequately supported by the other bowlers.
Despite the fact that Sri Lanka Women were defeated by a large margin, there were a few positives to take away from the game. The way the other players stepped up after Chamari Athapaththu’s rare failure was admirable. Furthermore, despite not having enough runs to defend, their bowlers worked tirelessly only to be on the losing end of the result.
Sri Lanka Women will be more familiar with the conditions going into this upcoming match and should perform better. They will once again look to Chamari Athapaththu to contribute in both areas of the game. If that happens, and she receives adequate support from the rest of the team, Sri Lanka Women will almost certainly win this upcoming match.
Sri Lanka Women Squad
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Imesha Dulani, Prasadani Weerakkody, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sachini Nisansala
Predicted XI: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya
Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women Toss Prediction
The pitch will slow down as the game progresses, and if either captain wins the toss, we expect them to bat first. Chasing could become extremely difficult.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch in Karachi has been slower, with uneven bounce and natural variation to help the bowlers. Batters must work hard and score as many runs as possible in the first innings. On this pitch, any score above 150 runs will be difficult to chase.
According to weather forecasters, Karachi will have a sunny and hot climate on match day, with little to no chance of rain.
Pakistan Women vs Sri Lanka Women Match Prediction
In the previous game, Pakistan’s bowling was outstanding, and they never allowed Sri Lanka to recover from early wickets. After an early wobble, their middle order demonstrated their experience with a composed knock. After their skipper was dismissed early, Sri Lanka’s batting was thoroughly exposed. Despite a low target, their bowlers fought valiantly. Team Pakistan is expected to win this match and the series 2-0.
Pakistan Women is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka Women at the odds of 1.42.
- Pakistan completed the chase in 18.2 overs with 6 wickets remaining.
- Pacers took four wickets in the first game, while spinners took eight.
- Both teams lost one wicket in the first over and two wickets each in the power play.