Date: February 12, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 10:30 AM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
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The fifth match of the Women's T20 World Cup will bring Bangladesh Women up against Sri Lanka Women on Sunday evening (February 12) at Newlands Cape Town. Both the teams had quite an average performance in the warm-up games and will be hoping to better their numbers in the ICC tournament. Let's try to understand which team has a better chance to clinch Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka game.
The wicket at Newlands is likely to favour batters. Bowlers are also expected to get some assistance from the pitch in later part of the game. A healthy competition between bat and ball will be on cards.
Sri Lanka will heavily rely on its top order of Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne and skipper Chamari Athapaththu. Oshadi Ranasinghe and Inoka Ranaweera are two important bowlers for Sri Lanka and lot will rely on their performance.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh had a horrific outing in warm-up games as the side lost both their games. Skipper Nigar Sultana batted brilliantly against India Women as she smashed valiant 40 off 36 deliveries. Murshida Khatun is yet another top-order batter in the squad.
Probable playing XI:
Sri Lanka Women:
N de Silva, H Madavi, Vishmi Rajapaksha, M Shehani, C Atapattu(C), OU Ranasinghe, A Sanjeewani, WK Dilhari, I Ranaweera, S Kumari, A Kulasuriya
Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana, Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Sobhana Mostary, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Ritu Moni, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Disha Biswas
As per our prediction, Sri Lanka Women should register an easy win over Bangladesh Women.
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