The Indian women’s cricket team will take on hosts Bangladesh in their fifth match of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, October 8. The T20I match will start at 1:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

IN-W vs BD-W Dream11 prediction for Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022

India Women will look to bounce back after suffering a 13-run defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan in their last game on Friday. 

Led by captain Harmanpreet Kaur, India started their Women’s Asia Cup 2022 campaign with a 41-run win over Sri Lanka before beating Malaysia by 30 runs (D/L method) in their second fixture. The Women in Blue later thrashed United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 104 runs. 

With six points from four games, India are currently at the top of the standings due to a superior net run-rate than Pakistan, who also have accumulated the same points.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Women head into the India fixture after hammering Malaysia by 88 runs.

The Nigar Sultana-led side had earlier beaten Thailand by nine wickets but lost to Pakistan by the same scoreline in the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup. Bangladesh Women are currently placed third in the standings with four points from three games.

India Women have a dominant head-to-head record against Bangladesh Women in T20I cricket, winning 10 of the 12 matches that they have played so far. Bangladesh have managed just two victories. 

Harmanpreet Kaur’s side secured a 18-run win against Bangladesh in their previous T20I meeting at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup fixture in Perth in 2020.

Going by past head-to-head record, IN-W will start as favourites against BD-W on Saturday.

IN-W vs ML-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Asia Cup T20 2022

Top tip: Best batter

India Women’s Jemimah Rodrigues has been the leading run-scorer in the ongoing T20 tournament so far. The 22-year-old has amassed 153 runs in four matches at an impressive average of 76.50 and a strike rate of 144.33. She has hit two fifties and will look to continue her form against Bangladesh. Jemimah Rodrigues has already accumulated 231 fantasy points and will be a smart pick at 8.5 credits.

Top tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Bangladesh Women’s Shanjida Akter Meghla will be a great choice at just 8.5 credits. The young left-arm spinner has already picked four wickets in three matches at an average of 6.67 and an economy of 3.24. Shanjida Akter’s fantasy tally of 180 points makes her one of the finest bowling picks for this match.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, picking India Women’s Deepti Sharma is a no-brainer. Deepti Sharma has claimed six wickets in four matches and is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Apart from her bowling credentials, the 25-year-old all-rounder has scored 81 runs at an average of 40.50 and a strike rate of 132.78. She has already amassed 323 fantasy points and will be a quality investment at 9 credits.

Meanwhile, India Women’s Richa Ghosh pips Shamima Sultana of Bangladesh for the wicket-keeper spot. Apart from being a safe bet behind the stumps, Richa Ghosh has scored 68 runs at a staggering strike rate of 174.35 coming lower down the batting order. The India Women wicket-keeper has already accrued 158 fantasy points and will be a good pick at just 7 credits.

IN-W vs BD-W playing XI (probable)

India Women playing XI: Sabbhineni Meghana, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Dayalan Hemalatha, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

Bangladesh Women playing XI: Shamima Sultana (wicket-keeper), Murshida Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (captain), Ritu Moni, Fahima Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Shanjida Akter Meghla, Fariha Trisna

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