Sri Lanka Women faced a crushing defeat against India in their first match of the Asia Cup 2022. The Chamari Athapaththu-led team could not chase 151 in their designated 20 overs and got bowled out for a mere 109. Meanwhile, UAE will be playing their first game of the tournament.
Sri Lanka Women have a lot to address before they take the field against UAE on Sunday. Only three of their batters scored in double digits. The running between the wickets was also an issue as Sri Lanka suffered two runouts. It will be interesting to see how they approach the game against UAE. Will they be cautious or will Sri Lanka come out all guns blazing?
As the two teams ready themselves for the encounter, here is a stats-based prediction about the events in the game.
Sri Lanka Women won the toss against India Women. Meanwhile, UAE Women are yet to play a game. So, the coin can land in anyone’s favour. However, Chamari Athapaththu is expected to call it right at the toss on Sunday.
Although Sri Lanka faced a defeat at the hands of India, they are capable of beating UAE who have just started playing against full members. The two teams are yet to face each other in international cricket. Thus, going by the reputation, Sri Lanka Women will be the favourites to win Sunday’s clash.
Team of the Day
With champion players like Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka Women are the Team of the Day for the 4th match of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022.
Predicted Powerplay and Average First innings score
The average powerplay score in the four innings played at the Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium has been 36. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Women scored 43 runs in their first six overs in the match against India Women. So, the powerplay score for UAE is expected to be less than 35 runs while it is expected to be over 40 runs for Sri Lanka.
In the four innings played, the average score at the venue has been 107.25 with 150 being the highest and 82 being the lowest.
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