Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 will get underway on October 1, 2022. The Asian Cricket Council on Tuesday announced the schedule for the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 that will take place in Sylhet, Bangladesh next month. Set to begin on October 1, seven teams will participate in the tournament with the final scheduled to take place on October 15.
The tournament, hosted by Bangladesh will also feature India, Sri Lanka, UAE, Pakistan, Thailand and Malaysia.
Originally slated to take place in Bangladesh in 2020 but later moved to 2021, the 2020 edition was ultimately cancelled. In 2018, Bangladesh had clinched a final-ball thriller against six-time champions India to win their first title.
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Harmanpreet Kaur-led India women start the campaign on an opening day against Sri Lanka and they next play Malaysia (October 3) and UAE (October 4) on successive days before taking on Pakistan on October 7.
They then face hosts Bangladesh on October 8, followed by the round-robin game against Thailand on October 10. The final is scheduled to take place on October 15.
The fourth edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 will be played in a round-robin format, with each team playing six matches and the top four sides qualifying in the semifinals.
The league stage will continue till October 11, while the semifinals will take place on October 13. Similarly, the final match is scheduled to take place on October 15. Since 2012, the Women’s Asia Cup has been played in the T20 format.
Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022: Team India (Senior Women) Squad Announced
India Women have won all four ODI editions of the Asia Cup and the first two played in the Twenty20 format. Their run came to an end in 2018, when Bangladesh won a last-ball thriller against them in the final, in Kuala Lumpur. Bangladesh will become the seventh nation to host the tournament, after Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, China, Thailand, and Malaysia.
The All-India Women’s Selection Committee has picked India’s squad for the upcoming ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 to be played at Sylhet, Bangladesh from 1st to 15th October. Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as the captain and Smriti Mandhana will be her deputy.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), 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