New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women: Women’s T20 World Cup Team Prediction | NZ W vs SL W

NZ W vs SL W Fantasy Preview


New Zealand face-off against Sri Lanka in a game that is essentially a virtual knockout fixture for both the sides. The game will be played at the Boland Park in Paarl. NZ have got to win big to stay alive in the competition, while SL too need to sort out their NRR. A win won’t necessarily be enough to take either side to the semis, as they’ll have to hope for a SA loss in their fixture vs BAN


NZ enjoy a 100% win record in H2H games, having won all the 9 games to take a 9:0 lead on the H2H count

Top Performers H2H

Inoka Ranaweera (SL), Bowler- LAO
– Inns- 6 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 19 | SR- 16

Chamari Atapattu (SL), All Rounder- LHB/OS
– Inns- 9 | Runs- 196 | Avg- 22 | Wkts- 3

Suzie Bates (NZ), Batter- RHB
– Inns- 8 | Runs- 300 | Avg- 38

Hayley Jensen (NZ), Bowler- RAM
– Inns- 2 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 3 | SR- 8

Top Picks

Inoka Ranaweera (SL), Bowler- LAO

  • She’s the leading wicket-taker in H2H games: Inns- 6 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 19 | SR- 16
  • She’s picked 4 wickets at an average of 15.5 so far in the tournament
  • She registered impressive figures of 4-0-30-3 in the previous H2H game

Eden Carson (NZ), Bowler- OS

  • She registered career best figures of 4-0-18-3 in the previous game
  • She’s NZ’s 2nd highest wicket-taker in the tournament: Inns- 3 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 11 | SR- 11
  • She registered figures of 4-0-30-2 in the previous H2H game

Chamari Atapattu (SL), All Rounder- LHB/OS

  • She’s SL’s leading run-getter in H2H games with 196 runs
  • She’s scored 99 runs at an average of 33 in the tournament so far
  • She was one of the few players to breach the 500+ run mark in the previous calendar year:
    – Inns- 21 | Runs- 535 | Avg- 27

Lea Tahuhu (NZ), Bowler- RAF

  • She’s NZ’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament:
    – Inns- 3 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 14 | SR- 11
  • She is also the only NZ bowler who hasn’t gone wicketless in any of the games so far
  • She has a good H2H record:
    – Inns- 5 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 15 | SR- 23

Differential Picks

Sophie Devine (NZ), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She hasn’t yet fired in the tournament, and would be eager to finish the group stage phase on a high
  • She’s the 2nd highest run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 9 | Runs- 203 | Avg- 29
  • She averages 59.5 across the last 4 H2H games, having scored 119 runs

Hayley Jensen (NZ), Bowler- RAM

  • With Jess Kerr looking ineffective so far, Jensen could come back into the XI for this must win fixture
  • She’s played in 2 H2H games, and ended up picking 3 wickets in each of these games
  • She registered the best figures in the previous H2H game: 4-1-5-3

Malsha Shehani (SL), Bowler- OS

  • She was the most effective SL bowler in the previous game finishing with figures of 3-0-15-0
  • She registered the 2nd best bowling figures during the Asia Cup last year: 1.5-0-2-4
  • She registered figures of 2-0-11-1 during the be warm-up game vs Windies

Safe Captaincy Pick

Amelia Kerr (NZ), All Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’s  bowled brilliantly in both the H2H games she’s played in: 4-0-22-1, 4-0-21-2
  • She registered figures of 4-0-24-1 in the previous game
  • She’s picked 4 wickets at an average of 17 so far
  • She was brilliant with her all-round heroics throughout last year:
    – Inns- 14 | Runs- 327 | Avg- 33 | Wkts- 13 | Avg- 23

Differential Captaincy Pick

Suzie Bates (NZ), Batter- RHB

  • She’s the leading run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 8 | Runs- 300 | Avg- 38
  • She was back to her run scoring best, having played an unbeaten knock of 81* runs in the previous game
  • She also chipped in with a couple of overs in the previous game and might be seen bowling her off-breaks again with SL having a couple of LHBs in their XI
  • With 339 runs she was NZ’s 2nd highest run-getter last year

Player to Avoid

Sugandika Kumari (SL), Bowler- LAO

  • She has a very poor H2H record: Inns- 6 | Wkts- 1 | Avg-118 | SR- 111
  • She’s gone wicketless in each of the previous 2 games
  • She’s gone wicketless in 5 out of the 6 H2H games she’s played in

Base Team

WK:  Maddy Green

BAT: Suzie Bates, Harshita Madavi

AR: Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Chamari Atapattu, Lea Tahuhu

BOWL: Inoka Ranaweera, Eden Carson