Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 13th match - New Zealand v Bangladesh
The 13th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
New Zealand kicked off their ICC Women's T20 World Cup campaign with a 7-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. In their next match against India, they took it right to the end with Amelia Kerr playing an impressive cameo. However, the team fell three runs short.
They will take on Bangladesh who put an impressive display against India but lost by 18 runs. Their next match against Australia was truly one-sided as the team surrendered and conceded an 86-run defeat.
Alyssa Healy has been in great touch in the tournament and has already scored 134 runs from just 3 innings at an average of 45 and a strike rate of close to 150. Beth Mooney, Rachael Haynes and Ashleigh Gardner have also played one good knock each.
Among the bowlers, spinner Jess Jonassen has picked up 5 wickets.
As for Bangladesh, Nigar Sultana has scored at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 93.10. Murshida Khatun also played a good hand of 30 the other day.
Among the bowlers, skipper Salma Khatun has picked up three wickets while Panna Ghosh has picked up two.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Sophie Devine (c), Rachel Priest (wk), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Katey Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr
Bangladesh - Murshida Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana (wk), Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun (c), Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Panna Ghosh, Nahida Akter
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh), Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Salma Khatun (Bangladesh), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh), Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Player of the Match – Sophie Devine
Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 125+, New Zealand 150+
Match Handicap New Zealand
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*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, so stay tuned.
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