Match eight of the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) will see New Zealand lock horns with Sri Lanka at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Tuesday (August 2). While the Kiwis have begun their campaign with a win over South Africa, the Islanders went down against England, who have booked a semi-final berth.
New Zealand made an excellent start to their Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign. In the opening match, they defeated South Africa Women by 13 runs and are second in the points table as things stand.
Sri Lanka faced a defeat at the hands of England in their first encounter in the competition. They lost by five wickets and as a result, are currently stuck at the bottom of Group B.
Match 8: New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: August 2, at 10:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM Local
The pitch has assisted the batters throughout the whole duration of the fixture. A total of 150 will be a strong total for any of the teams batting first at this venue.
Predicted Playing XI
New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Izzy Gaze (wk), Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Fran Jonas, Eden Carson.
Sri Lanka: Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Atapattu (c), Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Anushka Sanjeewani, Suzie Bates (vc), Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Sophie Devine (c), Amelia Kerr, Chamari Atapattu, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe.
Fantasy Team 2: Anushka Sanjeewani, Suzie Bates, Nilakshi de Silva, Maddy Green, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr (c), Chamari Atapattu (vc), Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe.
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