ICC Women's T20 World Cup – India vs Sri Lanka Preview

ICC Women's T20 World Cup – India vs Sri Lanka Preview

ICC Women's T20 World Cup – India vs Sri Lanka Preview

A three out of three match victory made India become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals on Thursday as they chipped a three-run win against New Zealand however, the match could have been very different had New Zealand not dropped three catches in the field.

The 16-year-old Shafali Verma continued to be in her rocking form since the beginning of the tournament, against New Zealand she topped the scorecard with 46 runs followed by 29 and 39 runs in her previous matches.

However, if observed closely, batting hasn't been their strength in the tournament so far, with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur only scoring 11 runs in her three innings so far which she will be looking forward to improve on here in the rest of the campaign.

The team still has a plenty of areas to improve despite already qualifying for the final four. Harmanpreet looks forward to maintain the same team for their upcoming clash against Sri Lanka.

Speaking of Sri Lanka, the team have not got into the perfect form required for the campaign with them losing against both New Zealand as well as Australia. The only match they won was the warm-up match against England. Despite losing both the crucial games, the team still fought till the end and can be proved lethal if given the right timing and opportunity.

The team has been highly dependent on skipper Chamari Atapattu who hit a fifty last time but that isn't enough, she will need to score big at the top of the order if they have to increase their winning chances and few more batters who can step up and deliver.

Apart from the skipper, 18-year-old Umesha Thimashini has been trying hard to contribute for the team's success. Playing at No.3 she has made a crucial 20 runs last time and could be retained for the upcoming matches and replace Achini Kulasuriya once again.

India have been in excellent form in their opening three games and despite having already qualified for the semi-finals, they will be keen to maintain their 100% winning record and improvise their batting line up. Sri Lanka are proving to be no pushovers in this tournament while just lacking in the all-round quality to really get into the top teams. They will likely be expecting India to be just too good for them in all aspects of the game unless self-pride crawls in. A comfortable win is on the line for India which will lead them to top the group.