Match Prediction Women's T20 World Cup 2020 3rd match - New Zealand v Sri Lanka
The 3rd match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played at the W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth.
New Zealand are one of the top contenders for the title and a match against an out-of-form Sri Lanka should be easy for them, especially after opener Suzie Bates has gained some great form through the warm-up games.
New Zealand may have lost their first practice match against England by six wickets but that couldn't outshine the fluid knocks from Suzie Bates and Katey Martin. Lea Tahuhu and Amelia Kerr were their most impressive bowlers and shared three wickets between them.
In their next match against Thailand, the team romped home with a massive 81-run victory. After posting 194 runs on the board, courtesy of fine knocks from Maddy Green, Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr, the bowlers, particularly Leigh Kasperek and Holly Huddleston, did the job for them.
Sri Lanka did not enter the tournament with a lot of backers but they stunned England with a 10-wicket victory on Tuesday. While Shashikala Siriwardene and skipper Chamari Atapattu were their stars with the ball and shared 7 wickets between them, Atapattu came out to play a blistering 78-run knock off just 50 deliveries to take her team home within just 13 overs.
New Zealand are strong favorites going into this match but another Lankan surprise cannot be completely ruled out.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
New Zealand - Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (capt), Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin (wk), Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest (wk), Lea Tahuhu.
Sri Lanka - Chamari Atapattu (capt), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Harshitha Madavi (vice-capt), Dilani Manodara, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Probodhani, Sathya Sandeepani, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Umesha Thimashini.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Chamari Atapattu (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Shashikala Siriwardene (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Chamari Atapattu (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Suzie Bates
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 150+, Sri Lanka 130+
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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