Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 17th match - Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
The 17th match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
Sri Lanka are placed at the 4th spot in Group A of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 with losses from all of their three games. Bangladesh are just below them with similar figures but a slightly worse net run rate of -2.017. They have also suffered three losses from as many matches.
Skipper Chamari Atapattu has done the bulk of scoring for the Sri Lanka and has scored 124 runs from 3 games with the best of 50. She has an average of over 40 and a strike rate of close to 135. Atapattu has already struck 17 fours and 5 sixes in the tournament.
She has received a semblance of support from Harshita Madhavi and Sanjeewani who have played one good knock of 27 and 25 respectively. Prabodhani and Siriwardene have picked up three wickets each and would be the leading bowlers going into this game.
For Bangladesh, Nigar Sultana has been the top scorer with 75 runs from three games. Murshida Khatun also played a good knock of 30 the other day.
Skipper Salma Khatun has picked up 6 wickets for them while Ritu Moni impressed with figures of 4/18 in her only appearance in the tournament.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
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
Bangladesh - Murshida Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana (wk), Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun (c), Ritu Moni, Jahanara Alam, Panna Ghosh, Nahida Akter
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Salma Khatun (Bangladesh), Udeshika Prabodhani (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Salma Khatun
Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 125+, Sri Lanka 120+
Match Handicap Bangladesh
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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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