Following a narrow victory in the first T20I, Bangladesh Women (BAN-W) have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. On the other hand, Sri Lanka Women (SL-W) will look to avoid a second straight defeat as it would hand the visiting team an unassailable lead and help them clinch the series.
Another exciting clash is on the cards as the two sides face off at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Thursday, May 11, for the second T20I. It remains to be seen if the Islanders can bounce back and get back on level terms.
SL-W vs BAN-W Match Details
Sri Lanka Women and Bangladesh Women, 2nd T20I match, Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka 2023
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Date & Time: Thursday, May 11, 10:00 AM IST
Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: FanCode app and website
SL-W vs BAN-W Pitch Report
The surface at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo is a balanced one for both batters and bowlers. However, batters have a slight upper hand as the ball comes onto the bat better as the game progresses. A score in the region of 140-160 will be competitive, and either skipper winning the toss will elect to field first.
SL-W vs BAN-W Probable Playing XIs
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Kavisha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Kawya Kavindi
Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Shamima Sultana, Sobhana Mostary, Rubya Haider, Murshida Khatun, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Sultana Khatun, Fahima Khatun, Rabeya Khan, Fariha Trisna
SL-W vs BAN-W Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
In the first innings of the previous game, Chamari Athapaththu hit the ground running as she got three sixes and two fours, scoring 38 off 28 balls. However, she was unable to convert it into a bigger knock as her innings soon came to a screeching halt. Despite this, she will be raring to perform well in the forthcoming T20I match.
Probable best bowler
The 30-year-old leggie played an instrumental innings with the ball in the previous match as she claimed two scalps for just 20 runs in her four overs. It would not be a surprise if she comes all guns blazing in the next meeting and replicates a similar performance.
Today’s Match Prediction: Chasing team to win the match