Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for ICC Women's T20 WC England v Sri Lanka
England start their match against Sri Lanka as clear favorites due to the lack of depth in the Sri Lankan batting.
On the contrary, England have a star-studded batting line up with Danielle Wyatt leading the way. Wyatt already has two international centuries against her name in 2018.
England are the reigning champions of the 50-over format. Although they have lost two out of the four warm up matches, it should not be too big a worry for them.
There is no doubt the the absence of Sarah Taylor will create a big void in the team. Taylor who played a major role in taking the side to the the 2017 World Cup title is fighting a battle with anxiety. After missing the series against India, she has now decided to sit out of the World T20 as well.
In her absence, Amy Jones will don the gloves. Katherine Brunt is not expected to be a part of the team for the initial fixtures but would be back in the second half of the tournament.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka are overdependent on skipper Chamari Athapaththu who grabbed the headlines by slamming an unbeaten 178 against Australia in the 2017 World Cup.
The lineup though will get some strength from the addition of Kavisha Chamari who has been a good find for the team. Kavisha has impressed with her all round performances.
The thing that will go in Sri Lanka's favour is that the conditions at Gros Islet in St Lucia will be similar to that back home and the pitch will assist the spinners.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams.
Sri Lanka- Chamari Athapaththu(c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Dilani Manodara, Yasoda Mendis, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardene, Rebeca Vandort, Sripali Weerakkody
England- Heather Knight, Katherine Brunt, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Kirstie Gordon, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Amy Ellen Jones, Natalie Sciver, Linsey Smith, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Danielle Wyatt (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kavisha Chamari (Sri Lanka), Anya Shrubsole (England)
Most Sixes – Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Danielle Wyatt (England)
Team Scores Batting – Sri Lanka 130+ , England 160+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned
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