India and Thailand take on each other in the first semi-final of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 on October 13 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet. Pakistan and Sri Lanka take on each other in the second semi-final also at the same venue on October 14.
Thailand had a memorable entry into the semis after defending champions Bangladesh were eliminated from the tournament after their game against UAE was washed out. With six points, Thailand edged Bangladesh as the fourth team to make it to the semifinals. The Asia side defeated Pakistan, UAE and Malaysia on their road to the final.
The Indian women’s team registered big victories. Their only loss was against arch-rivals Pakistan in a closely fought contest. Pakistan scored 137. Chasing 138 to win, India were bundled out for 124.
Heading into the semifinal clash against Thailand, India’s stand-in skipper Smriti Mandhana praised the side for the cricket that they played. She had encouraging words for the side after India beat Thailand in their last league game.
“This Indian team is a fun team to play with. Thailand played good cricket in this tournament. We were looking forward to come out and play. Our bowlers were brilliant. All three batters did their job. We have the semifinal after two days. We’ll be working hard, looking forward to go out and play that” Mandhana said.
India Women vs Thailand Women Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet– Women’s Asia Cup 2022, Semifinal 1
The India vs Thailand Women’s Asia Cup semifinal will be played on October 13 from 1.30 pm local time. The temperature will be around 36 to 40 degrees. The weather conditions will be hot and humid.
For the first time since 2018, Bangladesh will host international matches. All the matches will be played in Sylhet – at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium. The Sylhet International stadium has hosted 19 T20Is overall and 12 matches so far in this Asia Cup campaign.