New Zealand and Sri Lanka will meet each other in what will be both sides’ second match in the Commonwealth Games 2022 competition. While the White Ferns secured a win in their first match when they defeated South Africa, Sri Lanka are coming on the back of a loss against England.
Before their face-off, here is a prediction of who could have the upper hand in the key moments in the match and who might eventually emerge as a winner in this Group B fixture.
1. Toss Prediction
Taking their only match in the Commonwealth Games 2022 into consideration, Sri Lanka won the toss in their opening match while New Zealand lost the toss in their first game in the competition. So if that trend is to continue, Sri Lanka will win the toss before this match.
2. Win Possibility
New Zealand women will start as favourites to win this match by a country mile. They have a 100 per cent track record against Sri Lanka in this format, beating them in each of their 8 previous meetings. The current form also makes it easy to predict a New Zealand win in this match.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is New Zealand who are one of the top teams in world cricket at the moment ranked at number 3 in the world in T20Is. Sri Lanka, by contrast, are ranked number 8 and lost a couple of bilateral series before they entered CWG 2022 where once again they lost their opening match.
4. Powerplay Score
While New Zealand made 49/0 in the first six overs in their first match at CWG 2022, Sri Lanka ended their powerplay at 35/2. So predicting New Zealand to keep up their form and score more than 40 runs while Sri Lanka are expected to end up with less than 40 runs.
5. Average Score
The average first innings score in the 5 matches in which the game was not reduced from the quota of 20 overs per innings stands at 127. All matches have been played at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham.
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