Colombo will host the four nation Women’s Emerging Asia Cup tournament from 22nd to 27th October with the games being played at Thurstan Grounds and R. Premadasa Stadium.
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play each other in the group stage and the two sides that top the points table will progress to the finals.
The teams comprise a mixture of experience and youth and a close contest is expected over the next week. Although it is a competition for emerging players, you still find a few players who have already represented their countries at international fixtures. That is because the tournament rules allow four players over the age of 23 to be registered but only three can play in a game.
Pakistan – Rameen Shamim (Captain), Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana Khan, Hafsa Khalid, Huraina Sajid Javeria Rauf, Kainat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sandhu, Noren Yaqoob, Syeda Aroob Shah, Tuba Hassan, Waheeda Akhter.
India – Devika Vaidya (Captain), S Meghana (Vice-Captain), Yastika Bhatia, Tejal Hasabnis, Tanushree Sarkar, Simarn Dil Bahadur, Nuzhat Parveen, R Kalpana, Manali Dakshini, Kshama Singh, Anjali Sarwani, Minnu Mani, Sushree Dibyadarshini, TP Kanwar, Rashi Kanojia.
Bangladesh – Shaila Sharmin (Captain), Nuzhat Tasnia, Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Fahima Khatun, Mosammat Ritu Moni, Ishma Tanjim, Rubya Haider Jhilik, Nahida Akter, Suraya Azim, Puja Chakrabortty, Rabeya, Mumta Hena Hasnat, Mosammat Fariha, Islam Trisna, Sumaiya Akter.
Sri Lanka – Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Imalka Mendis, Madushika Meththananda, Malsha Shehani, Lihini Apsara, Kavisha Dilhari, Umesha Thimashini, Sathya Sandeepani, Jimanjalee Wijenayake, Sachini Nisansala, Tharika Sewwandi, Shikari Nuwantha, Nilakshana Sandamini, Shayani Oshadee.
India v Bangladesh at Thurstan Grounds
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium
India v Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium
Pakistan v Bangladesh at Thurstan Grounds
India v Pakistan at Thurstan Grounds
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at R. Premadasa Stadium
Finals at R. Premadasa Stadium