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Women's World T20 Cup 2023, Match 17: NZ-W vs SL-W Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Women's World T20 Cup 2023

Match 17: NZ-W vs SL-W

Preview 

On Sunday, February 19, at Boland Park in Paarl, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will face off in the 17th match of the Women's T20 World Cup 2023. New Zealand finds themselves in a difficult situation, having lost two out of three games. A victory in this match would give them a glimmer of hope to advance to the knockout stage. As a result, they will strive to put in a complete performance against Chamari Athapaththu's team.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, began their campaign on a high note, winning their first two games. However, they suffered a comprehensive loss to Australia in their third game. After the defeat, Athapaththu's team will aim to defeat the White Ferns to keep their chances of making it to the final four alive. 

 

Match Details

Match: NZ-W vs SL-W, 17th Match, Women's World T20 Cup 2023

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023

Time: 10:30 PM

Venue: Boland Park, Paarl

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at Boland Park has favoured the bowlers in the ongoing competition, requiring batters to take time to adapt to its pace. Teams will have to work hard while chasing, as the surface has not been easy to play on. In the last three matches played at this venue, the team batting first has won two, making it a wise choice for the toss-winning team to opt for setting a target on Sunday.

Sunny conditions with a maximum temperature of 31 degree celsius is forecasted on matchday for the time being. 

 

NZ-W vs SL-W Squads

NZ-W: Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Molly Penfold, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Lauren Down, Brooke Halliday

SL-W: Harshitha Samarawickrama, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Malsha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, Kavisha Dilhari, Tharika Sewwandi, Sathya Sandeepani, Kaushani Nuthyangana

 

NZ-W vs SL-W Probable Playing XIs

NZ-W: Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Molly Penfold

SL-W: Harshitha Samarawickrama, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Nilakshi de Silva, Malsha Shehani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya

 

Match Prediction

The New Zealand women's team is expected to emerge victorious in this match and secure the second position in Group A. Despite underwhelming performances earlier on, the Kiwis have now hit their stride. Conversely, Sri Lanka has been struggling in their last couple of games and faced a significant defeat at the hands of Australia. As a result, the White Ferns are in a better position to win this contest.

 

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