The Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 is scheduled to be held between October 1-15 in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Defending champions and hosts Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE and Malaysia are the seven teams participating in the eighth edition of the tournament.
UAE and Malaysia have qualified for the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 after reaching the final of the 2022 ACC Women's T20 Championship, which was played in June 2022 in Malaysia.
Each team is scheduled to play the other six sides in a round-robin format. The top four teams will advance to the semi-finals where the table-topper will square off against the fourth-placed side while the second-placed team will lock horns with the side that finishes third in the standings.
Bangladesh will host Thailand in the opening match of the tournament on Saturday, October 1, while India will clash with Sri Lanka later on the same day. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Women in Blue will later face arch-rivals Pakistan in the biggest clash of the tournament on Friday, October 7.
Since 2012, the Women’s Asia Cup has been played in the T20 format. Previously, it was held in ODI format in 2004, 2005-06, 2006 and 2008.
India are the most successful team in Women’s Asia Cup history, having clinched the title a record six times in 2004, 2005-06, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2016. However, Bangladesh defeated India by three wickets in the last edition’s final in 2018 to clinch their maiden title. By virtue of their incredible victory, Bangladesh ended India's Women's Asia Cup winning streak and became just the second team to win the coveted trophy.
All matches of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 are scheduled to be played in Sylhet - at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium.
The 2020 edition of the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 teams and squads
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (captain & wicket-keeper), Murshida Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Salma Khatun, Shanjida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Fahima Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Fariha Trisna, Marufa Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Nahida Akter, Ritu Moni, Shohely Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, K.P. Navgire
Reserve players: Taniya Sapna Bhatia, Simran Dil Bahadur
Malaysia: Winifred Duraisingam (captain), Mas Elysa (vice-captain), Sasha Azmi, Aisya Eleesa, Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Elsa Hunter, Jamahidaya Intan, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Wan Julia (wicket-keeper), Dhanusri Muhunan, Aina Najwa (wicket-keeper), Nurilyaa Natasya, Nur Arianna Natsya, Nur Dania Syuhada, Noor Hayati Zakaria.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (wicket-keeper), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wicket-keeper) and Tuba Hasan.
Reserve players: Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Umme Hani and Waheeda Akhtar
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Kaveesha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeevani (wicket-keeper), Kaushini Nuthyanga, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Malsha Shehani, Madushika Meththananda, Inoka Ranaweera, Rashmi Silva, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasooriya, Tharika Sewwandi
Thailand: Naruemol Chaiwai (captain), Sornnarin Tippoch, Nattaya Boochatham, Suwanan Khiaoto, Suleeporn Laomi, Chanida Sutthiruang, Aphisara Suwanchonrathi, Sunida Chaturongrattana, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (wicket-keeper), Nattakan Chantam, Rosenan Kanoh, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Phannita Maya, Thipatcha Putthawong, Nanthita Boonsukham
UAE: Chaya Mughal (captain), Esha Rohit Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Priyanjali Jain, Rinitha Rajith, Theertha Satish (wicket-keeper), Khushi Sharma, Samaira Dharnidharka, Siya Gokhale, Vaishnavi Mahesh, Natasha Cherriath, Indhuja Nandakumar, Rithika Rajith, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte.
Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 schedule and live India match times
All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)
Saturday, October 1
Bangladesh vs Thailand - 8:30 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka - 1:00 PM IST
Sunday, October 2
Pakistan vs Malaysia - 8:30 AM IST
Sri Lanka vs UAE - 1:00 PM IST
Monday, October 3
Pakistan vs Bangladesh - 8:30 AM IST
India vs Malaysia - 1:00 PM IST
Tuesday, October 4
Sri Lanka vs Thailand - 8:30 AM IST
India vs UAE - 1:00 PM IST
Wednesday, October 5
UAE vs Malaysia - 1:00 PM IST
Thursday, October 6
Pakistan vs Thailand - 8:30 AM IST
Bangladesh vs Malaysia - 1:00 PM IST
Friday, October 7
Thailand vs UAE - 8:30 AM IST
India vs Pakistan - 1:00 PM IST
Saturday, October 8
Sri Lanka vs Malaysia - 8:30 AM IST
India vs Bangladesh - 1:00 PM IST
Sunday, October 9
Thailand vs Malaysia - 8:30 AM IST
Pakistan vs UAE - 1:00 PM IST
Monday, October 10
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - 8:30 AM IST
India vs Thailand - 1:00 PM IST
Tuesday, October 11
Bangladesh vs UAE - 8:30 AM IST
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - 1:00 PM IST
Thursday, October 13
Team 1 vs Team 4, Semi-final 1 - 8:30 AM IST
Team 2 vs Team 3, Semi-final 2 - 1:00 PM IST
Saturday, October 15
Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 final - 1:00 PM IST
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