Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions ICC Women's WT20 - Windies v Sri Lanka
Windies and Sri Lanka are coming off wins in their respective last games but Windies, hands down, is a better unit.
Sri Lanka were able to win their fixture against Bangladesh but even in the victory, a lot of their weaknesses were exposed. Opener Yasoda Mendis has not been able to come up with the goods for the Lankans.
Captain Chamari Athapaththu decided to change her batting order and came out to bat at No 4 but that did not change her fortunes. She could just score 12.
Shashikala Siriwardene has been the most vital cog in the Sri Lankan set up in the tournament. She has not only performed with the ball but has made useful contributions with the bat as well.
Even against an average Bangladeshi bowling line up, Sri Lanka could only manage 97 for seven in 20 overs. However, their bowlers came hard. The skipper lead the way with three wickets while Siriwardene and Prabodhani took two each to trump Bangladesh by 25 runs.
Windies also had a similar run against South Africa. Their top batsmen in Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor disappointed but two good knocks lower down the order from Kycia Knight (32) and Natasha McLean (28) took them to 107.
At one point, Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp had the chase under control but a sensational spell from Stephanie Taylor ensured a 31-run victory for Windies.
The big names of Windies in Deandra Dottin, Stafanie Taylor, Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell would be itching to take on a weak Sri Lankan side.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Sri Lanka- Yasoda Mendis, Chamari Athapaththu, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardene, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Dilani Manodara, Sripali Weerakkody, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Udeshika Prabodhani
Windies- Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, Natasha McLean, Britney Cooper, Kycia Knight, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Windies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Stafanie Taylor (Windies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kavisha Chamari (Sri Lanka), Deandra Dottin (Windies)
Most Sixes – Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Deandra Dottin (Windies)
Team Scores Batting First– Sri Lanka 100+ , Windies 120+
*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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