New Zealand Women will face Sri Lanka Women in a group stage match of the Women’s Cricket Competition of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on August 2 (Tuesday). The White Ferns registered an impressive victory over South Africa Women by 13 runs in their opening match and will look to continue their good performance in the tournament.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka Women are desperate for a victory and they will need to be on top of their game against a strong-looking New Zealand side. The encounter will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham, and a good contest is expected against two good-looking teams.
NZ-W vs SL-W Match Details
Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground
Date and Time: August 2nd at 10:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: SONY TEN Network, Sony LIV app
NZ-W vs SL-W Pitch Report
The wicket at Edgbaston is expected to produce a high-scoring encounter with the ball coming nicely onto the bat. The skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first and chase the total later on. A score of above 160 can be considered a par score on the wicket.
NZ-W vs SL-W, 8th T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand Women:
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Isabella Gaze (wk), Fran Jonas, Eden Carson
Sri Lanka Women:
Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
NZ-W vs SL-W Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter
Batter Suzie Bates was simply exceptional during her previous outing against South Africa Women. The stylish batter went on to score 91* runs from 64 balls which included eight fours and three sixes. Coming to the next game, she will want to emulate her performance with the bat.
Probable best bowler
Spinner Inoka Ranaweera was impressive with the ball for Sri Lanka in the last game against England. The left-arm spinner scalped three wickets and gave away just 29 runs in her four-over quota at an excellent economy of 7.25. Ranaweera will want to scalp some crucial wickets for her side in the next match against New Zealand as well.