The third match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. While Sophie Devine led New Zealand have been in great form, Chamari Athapaththu led Sri Lanka made a huge upset against England in the warm-up game. Here is the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction.
The third match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will take place at the WACA Ground in Perth. It will start at 07:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) (4:30 PM IST). Anyone can watch it LIVE on Star Sports and Hotstar.
New Zealand are one of the top teams in the World Cup and also the tough contenders for the title. With the flamboyant openers, Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine in form, the match will be easy for them to win as they have gained some momentum through the warm-up games.
Although they lost their first practice match against England by six wickets that certainly didn’t overshadow the knocks from Suzie Bates and Katey Martin. Lea Tahuhu and Amelia Kerr were impressive with the ball and shared three wickets between them as well.
In their next match against Thailand, the team registered a huge 81-run victory. After posting 194 runs on the board, courtesy Maddy Green, Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr, the bowlers, especially Leigh Kasperek and Holly Huddleston, did the rest.
Probable Playing XI
Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (WK), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jansen, Holly Huddleston, Lea Tahuhu, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr
Sri Lanka did not enter the tournament as a favourite but they surprised everyone with a 10-wicket victory against England on Tuesday. While Shashikala Siriwardene and skipper Chamari Athapaththu were the stars with the ball and shared 7 wickets between them, the captain played a blistering 78-run knock off only 50 deliveries to register a win in 13 overs.
Probable Playing XI
Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu (C), Harshitha Madavi, Hansima Karunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (WK), Shashikala Siriwardene, Ama Kanchana, Udeshika Prabhodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Kavisha Dilhari
Pitch Report and Weather Condition
There are chances of rain in Perth including thunderstorms at around 10 AM according to local time. But the game at 6 PM can take place in good condition. The temperature is expected to be around 26-27 Degrees Celsius.
The surface at the WACA will help the batters. The WBBL matches played here witnessed the scores of 150-155 at times and the chasing seemed difficult. The team wins the toss will choose bat first.