It's been a T20 World Cup to remember so far. While one has witnessed some epic last ball finishes already, the tournament has also witnessed quite a few upsets which has made it all the more interesting. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka is the only T20 World Cup fixture that is scheduled this Saturday.
While New Zealand defeated Australia in their tournament opener, their match against Afghanistan was washed out without a ball being bowled out. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, defeated Ireland in their first Super 12 match before losing to Australia on Tuesday.
As they face off in what will be the 27th match of this tournament, here is a look at what stats suggest could unfold in this match as well as the betting odds for the game.
1. Toss Prediction
New Zealand have not won a single toss in their last 3 T20Is. So, predicting Sri Lanka to win the toss in this fixture who have at least have one toss win in their last 3 T20Is.
2. Win Possibility
Going by recent form and reputation, one would have to pick last year's runners-up New Zealand as the favourites to win this match. While they were being looked at as the dark horses already, their win over defending champions Australia has announced loud and clear, that they would be a serious force to reckon with in this competition.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is New Zealand. They also have a better head-to-head record against this opposition in this format, winning 10 of the 19 matches that the two sides have played against each other.
4. Predicted powerplay score and average first innings total
194.66 is the average first innings score at SCG in this T20 World Cup 2022. In two out of three matches at this venue in this tournament so far, the team batting first has posted totals in excess of 200. The predicted powerplay score is expected to be in the range of 40-60.
5. Betting Odds
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