New Zealand will face Sri Lanka in Group B of the T20 women’s cricket tournament in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday, August 2, at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham from 10:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

New Zealand beat South Africa by 13 runs in their previous match of the tournament. The Kiwis put on 167/2 in the first innings thanks to a 64-ball 91 by Suzie Bates. Sophie Devine also scored 48 of 40 balls. Devine picked three wickets with the ball for the Kiwis as the Proteas were restricted to 157/7.

The Sri Lankan women’s cricket team lost their first match of the tournament to England by five wickets. The Lankans could only manage 106 for 9 in the first innings. Nilakshi de Silva was the top scorer for the Lankans with a 28-ball 25. England chased the target down with 17 balls to spare. Inoka Ranaweera picked three wickets for the visitors while Oshadi Ranasinghe picked two.

New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women Commonwealth Games 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: New Zealand Women: 1.02, Sri Lanka Women: 12.50

Bet365 odds: New Zealand Women: 1.025, Sri Lanka Women: 17.00

Betwinner odds: New Zealand Women: 1.02, Sri Lanka Women: 12.25

10CRIC odds: New Zealand Women: 1.02, Sri Lanka Women: 9.95

Betway odds: New Zealand Women: 1.02, Sri Lanka Women: 12.00

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women head-to-head in T20Is

The New Zealand women’s cricket team have beaten Sri Lanka in all their eight WT20I matches so far.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their previous match in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020. Hayley Jensen was the top performer for the Kiwis.

New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women probable playing XI

New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (captain), Amelia Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Maddy Green, Georgia Ellen Plimmer, Izzy Gaze (wicket-keeper), Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jones.

Sri Lanka Women: Vishmi Gunuratne, Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavishka Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani (wicket-keeper), Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Lulasuriya.

New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women top picks

New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates will be the top pick from the Kiwis. The right-handed batter has scored 3,471 runs at an average of 30.44 in WT20Is. The 34-year-old has also scored 12 half-centuries and one century while also picking up 50 wickets with the ball.

Sri Lanka Women: Chamari Athapaththu will be the player to watch out for from the Sri Lankan side. Athapaththu has scored 2,064 runs in 94 innings in the shortest format at an average of 22.43. The right-handed batter has also scored five half-centuries and one century in WT20Is. The 32-year-old has scalped 31 wickets at an economy of 6.90 in this format.

New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Commonwealth Games 2022 prediction 

New Zealand are clear favourites to win the game against Sri Lanka. The Kiwis have never lost to the visitors in the shortest format of the game.

The Sri Lankan side will go into the game as underdogs. They have been playing poorly and will struggle against a strong New Zealand side.

New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Commonwealth Games 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 24°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 72%

Wind: 10 km/h