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Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women, free match prediction 22 Feb 2020

22 Feb 2020 | 16:30 | W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth, Australia
127/7 in 20.0 6.35
131/3 in 17.4 7.42 winner

Toss Winner - New Zealand Women won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner New Zealand Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 7 wickets

New Zealand women aim for a flying start against Sri Lanka women!

  • Recently, New Zealand completed a T20I series win over South Africa
  • Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr have been standout performers for New Zealand women in the T20 format
  • Since January 2019, Sri Lanka have lost all their nine T20 matches

New Zealand Women to register a thumping win over Sri Lanka!

  • Tournament: ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
India Women 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.85
New Zealand Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sri Lanka Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bangladesh Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Women 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.85
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
2 0.85 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.85 1 0 1 0 0
Name
INDW
NZW
SLW
BANW
AUSW

Match Preview

New Zealand women will be looking to kick-start their campaign on a winning note when they take on Sri Lanka in the 3rd match of ICC Womens T20 World Cup at WACA Stadium in Perth on Saturday.

New Zealand Captain Sophie Devine will be hoping that the side can continue their impressive form with the bat. The conditions in Australia will certainly New Zealand’s style of play and help them go the distance in this year’s competition.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will keen to put in a decent effort with bat and ball. Chamari Attapatu and co. will be looking to field their best playing XI for this opening fixture.

Teams Preview

Sri Lanka Women Preview

Pacer Leah Tahuhu, Rachel Priest and Rosemary Mair make their return to the New Zealand squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Since Jan 2019, New Zealand women have produced impressive results in the T20 format and will be hoping to do more of the same in this year’s tournament.

For this competition, the side will be relying on the likes of Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates and Katey Martin to deliver the bulk of the runs. Since Jan 2019, all-rounder Sophie Devine has been the leading run-scorer for New Zealand women in the T20 format. She has accumulated 450 runs in 7 matches at an average of 75.00 with one century and five half-centuries to his name.

Besides Devine, Suzie Bates has put in decent performances for the side in the T20 format. In 7 matches, Bates has scored 188 runs at an average of 37.60 with one half-century to his name. Middle-order comprising of Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr and wicket-keeper Katey Martin will need to put in decent scores for the New Zealand women in this opening fixture. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Amelia Kerr, Anna Peterson and Jess Kerr to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Sri Lanka Women Predicted Playing XI:

Sophie Devine (captain), Laura Down, Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martins (wk), Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Anna Peterson, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair, Jess Kerr.

Sri Lanka Women Actual Playing XI:

Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Chamari Atapattu, Nilakshi de Silva, Achini Kulasuriya, Ama Kanchana, Anushka Sanjeewani, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani

New Zealand Women Preview

Chamari Attapatu will lead Sri Lanka women for this year’s competition. The experienced batsman will need to lead from the front to help Sri Lanka end their losing streak in the T20 format. The side has lost their last ten matches in the shortest format of the game.

In the batting department, the side will be banking on the experience of Chamari Attapatu, Shashikala Siriwardene and Anushka Sanjeewani to deliver the bulk of the runs. Since Jan 2019, Chamari Attapatu has accumulated 271 runs in 9 innings at an average of 30.11 with one century to his name.

Besides Chamari Attapatu, Shashikala Siriwardene and Anushka Sanjeewani have delivered decent performances for the side in the T20 format. Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kachana and wicket-keeper Dilana Manodara will be looking to produce quick runs for the side at the back end of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Shashikala Siriwardene, Chamari Attapatu and Sugandika Kumari to provide crucial breakthroughs in the initial overs of the innings.

New Zealand Women Predicted Playing XI:

Chamari Attapatu (captain), Dilana Manodara, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Ama Kanchana , Achini Kulasuriya, Udeshika Prabodhini, Harshitha Madavi, Hansima Karunaratne, Hasini Perera.

New Zealand Women Actual Playing XI:

Jess Kerr, Katie Perkins, Leigh Kasperek, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Katey Martin, Sophie Devine, Rachel Priest

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0.13 mm. 5.17 k/h From: ENE 100%
03h 25 0 mm. 4.56 k/h From: NE 100%
06h 31 0 mm. 2.16 k/h From: N 100%
09h 31 0 mm. 2.73 k/h From: W 100%
12h 27 0.31 mm. 3.3 k/h From: SSW 100%
15h 25 0 mm. 2.08 k/h From: E 64%
18h 25 0 mm. 2.86 k/h From: ENE 32%
21h 23 0.50 mm. 2.88 k/h From: E 0%

Weather Conditions

A completely new wicket  has been prepared for this game. The surface at WACA is expected to provide pace and bounce for quick bowlers. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is expected to have strong winds and hail shower.

Venue Details

Western Australia Cricket Association Stadium (WACA) in Perth is going to host the third game of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

New Zealand women will take heart from the fact that they have won all their T20 matches against Sri Lanka women.

Toss: To Bowl

Due to freshly prepared wicket for the competition, both the teams will be looking to win the toss and make use of pitch conditions.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, New Zealand women seems to have covered all the bases for this year’s competition. Sophie Devine-led unit will be expected to win their opening fixture against Sri Lanka. With Sophie Devine showing exceptional form with the bat, New Zealand will be looking to produce their best performance with the bat.

New Zealand Women to register a thumping win over Sri Lanka!

Author: Shoaib Z.