Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 14th match - India v Sri Lanka
The 14th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
With three wins from as many games, India have already qualified for the semi-finals and are placed at the top of Group A. The team started off their campaign with a 17-run win over Australia and then beat Bangladesh by 18 runs. In their last game against New Zealand, the match was decided on the last ball with India winning by three runs.
They will take on Sri Lanka who who started off with a 7-wicket loss against New Zealand. In their next match against Australia, they lost by 5 wickets. The two losses have put the team at the fourth place in Group A of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
Flamboyant opener Shafali Verma has scored the most runs for India with 114 runs from three games at an average of 38 and an impressive strike rate of 172.72. Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma have also contributed well with close to 70 runs each from 3 innings.
Poonam Yadav has been India's top wicket-taker with 8 wickets while Shikha Pandey is just behind her with 6 scalps from 3 games.
Chamari Atapattu has done the all the hard work for Sri Lanka with 91 runs from two innings. Prabodhani, Siriwardene and Atapattu have picked up two wickets each.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
India - Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma
Sri Lanka - Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Smriti Mandhana (India), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Poonam Yadav (India), Udeshika Prabodhani (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Shafali Verma (India), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Smriti Mandhana
Team Scores Batting first – India 145+, Sri Lanka 120+
Match Handicap India
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