New Zealand would like to put on a complete performance against Sri Lanka in order to keep their chances of reaching the semi-finals alive.
On Sunday, February 19, New Zealand (NZ) will face Sri Lanka (SL) in the 17th match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 at Boland Park in Paarl. New Zealand is in a precarious position after losing two of their three games. A win in the upcoming game would give them a chance to advance to the knockout stage, so they would put on a complete performance against Chamari Athapaththu & Co.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, had a great start to the season, winning their first two games. However, they were comprehensively defeated by Australia in their third game. Following the loss, the Athapaththu-led team will look to defeat the White Ferns in order to keep their hopes of reaching the final four alive.
NZ-W vs SL-W Match Details:
New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women, Match 17, Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Date & Time: February 19, 10:30 PM IST
The surface at Boland Park has aided bowlers thus far in the competition, and batters will need to spend time in the middle to adjust to the pace of the wicket. Chasing has been difficult at the venue, and the team batting first has won two of the last three matches played here. As a result, whoever wins the toss on Sunday may decide to set a target.
NZ-W vs SL-W Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand Women (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
Sri Lanka Women (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: New Zealand Women will win the match.