NZ-W vs SL-W T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Womens T20 World Cup 2023
Match 17 of the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup sees New Zealand Women take on Sri Lanka Women at Boland Park on Sunday evening. New Zealand Women lost their first two games but beat Bangladesh Women on Friday. Sri Lanka Women were thrashed by 10 wickets by Australia Women in their first defeat on Thursday. Read on as we preview this game. The match begins in Paarl at 19:00 local time.
New Zealand Women kept their faint hopes alive of progressing in the tournament with a much improved performance on Friday. They showed plenty of pride and do have many talented players.
Sri Lanka Women will want to put in a similar display to what served them so well against South Africa Women. They have more than enough talent to cause New Zealand Women problems in this game.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Women T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports, SuperSport, Sky Sport Cricket, Gazi TV, PTV Sports, Fox Sports and ESPN+
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go, SuperSport App and Hotstar.
NZ-W vs SL-W Match Toss Prediction
Due to increasing humidity levels across this game, we predict that both skippers will want to field first ahead of this match.
NZ-W vs SL-W, Boland Park Pitch Report
Some of the best figures on this pitch in this competition have come from the spin bowlers and they will once again get assistance from the surface in this game.
Paarl Weather Report
After a warm day, it will get particularly humid in the second half of this match. There are no rain showers forecast in Paarl during this clash.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Women, Womens T20 World Cup 2023
NZ Women Team News & Playing 11
NZ-W Team News
Due to the margins of defeat in their opening two matches, some expected more than the two changes in New Zealand Women’s line-up on Friday. Out went Hayley Jensen and Fran Jonas with Hannah Rowe and Molly Penfold coming into the XI.
NZ-W Key Players
- Suzie Bates- after failing to score in the games against South Africa Women and Australia Women, the experienced opener hit seven fours and one six in her unbeaten innings on Friday.
- Amelia Kerr- the 22 year old all-rounder very rarely fails to contribute with both bat and ball for New Zealand Women. She has four wickets across the competition so far.
- Eden Carson- the 21 year old off-spinner has taken five wickets from her last two games in the tournament. She will be keen to bowl on this Boland Park surface.
NZ-W Team Form
New Zealand Women suffered two heavy defeats in their opening games of this tournament but have won three of their last five WT20Is.
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NZ Women Predicted Playing 11
Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Eden Carson
SL Women Team News & Playing 11
SL-W Team News
Kavisha Dilhari was not selected ahead of the heavy defeat to Australia Women with 27 year old bowler Malsha Shehani coming into the team. Confidence may be far lower ahead of this game but we do not expect any changes to the team.
SL-W Key Players
- Chamari Athapaththu- the captain has scored over 100 runs in the tournament and is Sri Lanka Women’s most consistent batter.
- Harshitha Samarawickrama- the left-handed opener is in strong form after hitting 69 not out against Bangladesh Women and 34 against Australia Women.
- Oshadi Ranasinghe- the 36 year old off-spinner went wicketless against Australia Women but had picked up five wickets across the first two games of the tournament.
SL-W Team Form
Sri Lanka Women were well beaten by Australia Women on Thursday but had won three of their previous four games in this format.
SL Women Predicted Playing 11
Harshitha Samarawickrama. Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Malsha Shehani, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
NZ Women vs SL Women Head to Head
This will be the 10th WT20I clash between New Zealand Women and Sri Lanka Women with the White Ferns winning all of the previous nine. New Zealand Women won the last match by 45 runs, in August in the Commonwealth Games.
NZ-W vs SL-W Head to Head Stats in T20's
NZ Women vs SL Women Betting Odds
The bookmakers are ignoring the early tournament results and are focusing on the previous head to head results. New Zealand Women are very strong favourites to win.
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Who will win New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Women T20 Match?
Sri Lanka Women have some good experienced players but New Zealand Women have players with more talent across their team. We expect Sri Lanka Women’s spinners versus New Zealand Women’s top order batters to be a key battle.
NZ Women vs SL Women Prediction
It will be interesting to see how Sri Lanka Women react to their 10-wicket defeat to Australia Women on Thursday. Before that game, they had surprised many with their win over South Africa Women in their opener and were too strong for Bangladesh Women. New Zealand Women finally managed to snap out of their poor batting showing and displayed just how strong a batting unit they have in their last game. If Suzie Bates gets going again then she will be very hard to stop. Overall we are backing New Zealand Women to win.