South Africa and Sri Lanka will go head to head in Group B match at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. As the points table stands, their fixture may not hold much significance as the two teams are ranked third and fourth in the group with the top two teams set to qualify for the semifinals.

Even the winner of this match will end the group stage with 2 points and New Zealand and England have already ensured 4 points each.

Having said that, this could well be a battle of pride for both these countries as they would want to go back home with at least a win against their name from this CWG which will go down in history as the first to see women's cricket being introduced in this event.

1. Toss Prediction

South Africa are predicted to win the toss ahead of this match. The Proteas have won both their tosses in the competition so far and hence have a 100 per cent toss winning rate at CWG. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have a 50 % toss winning rate having won 1 and lost 1 toss in their 2 matches.

2. Win Possibility

South Africa are clear favourites to win the match. They have traditionally dominated this rivalry having won 9 matches and losing on the other 3 occasions. Even though the Proteas have not been able to win a match in this tournament, they will be confident of doing so against Sri Lanka.

3. Team of the Day

The Team of the Day is South Africa. Not only do they have a better record against this opponent in this format of the game but they also have a superior net run rate at CWG 2022 which is indicative of the fact that they have been more competent in Birmingham than Sri Lanka.

4. Powerplay Score

Sri Lanka's average powerplay score at CWG 2022 is 26.5. By contrast, South Africa have managed to score an average of 38 in the powerplay in this competition. So predicting Sri Lanka to score less than 36 in the first six overs while South Africa could end with more runs than that.

5. Average Score

135.57 is the average first innings total at CWG 2022 in 7 matches that were not reduced to less than 20 overs. All the matches have been played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.

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