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Women's Asia Cup: Malaysia skipper Winifred Duraisingam wins toss, opts to bowl against India
Sylhet: Malaysia skipper Winifred Duraisingam won the toss and opted to field first against India in the ongoing Women's Asia Cup 2022 here at Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Team India started their Asia Cup campaign on a positive note as they registered a 41-run win over Sri Lanka on Saturday. Team India is riding a massive wave of confidence as they already have Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues in good form. On the other hand, Malaysia suffered a defeat against Pakistan in their opener in the tournament after being restricted to 57/9.
India have made four changes to their side, with Smriti Mandana, Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar and Renuka Thakur all being rested. Replacing them are Sabbineni Meghana, KP Navgire, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Meghna Singh.
Malaysia playing XI: Winifred Duraisingam, Wan Julia, Mas Elysa, Elsa Hunter, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Jamahidaya Intan, Nur Arianna Natsya, Sasha Azmi, Noor Hayati Zakaria and Nur Dania Syuhada.
India playing XI: Shafali Verma, Sabbineni Meghana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, KP Navgire, Richa Ghosh, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Meghna Singh.
The tournament will feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is set to host the tournament and the matches will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
India will play a total of six matches in a round-robin format before the semi-finals is decided and will hope to make it to the final of the tournament. (ANI)