Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Women 3rd T20: Preview and Updates

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: The visiting team New Zealand made a comeback by winning the T20 series after losing the ODI series by 2-1. New Zealand won the first 2 games of the T20 series and are now looking to whitewash Sri Lanka. Lea Tahuhu achieved her 2nd 4 wickets spell and won the 2nd T20 for New Zealand. Suzie Bates made half century in the chase and played some out of the box shots. Later Kerr and Sophie Devine finished the chase in style.

The 3rd T20 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand Women’s will take place on July 12th, 2023 at P Sara Oval, Colombo.

Match Details to Note

Match: Sri Lanka and New Zealand Women International 2023

Date: July 12, 2023 (Tuesday)                                                     

Time: 10:00 AM IST

Venue: P Sara Oval, Colombo. 

Sri Lanka and New Zealand

Sri Lanka and New Zealand

New Zealand (Match Odds- 1.20)


New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl. Their main weapon was Lea Tahuhu, she took 4 wickets with just an economy of 5.25. She took 2 big wickets in her first over which included Gunaratne and Kavisha Dilhari. New Zealand successfully managed to restrict Sri Lanka at 118 runs. In the chase Suzie Bates played a crucial role, she scored 52 runs which included paddle and scoop shots.

New Zealand has already won the series by the margin of 2-0 and now will be looking to completely overshadow Sri Lanka.

Full Squad:

Sophie Devine (C), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (WK), Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze (WK), Maddy Green (WK), Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

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Players to watch out for:

Suzie Bates

Suzie Bates along with her opening batter made a partnership of 48 runs for the 1st wicket. She started the innings steadily and after the fall first wicket accelerated her run rate. She scored 52 runs and completed her 26th half century in style. She will be the player to watch out for.

Lea Tahuhu

She was the player of the match in the last game because of her outstanding bowling performance. She took 4 wickets and only received 21 runs in her innings. She is in a great form and will be a player to look out.

Possible Playing XI:

ML Green, Georgia Plimmer, SW Bates, BM Halliday, SFM Devine(C), AC Kerr, LMM Tahuhu, LM Kasperek, B Bezuidenhout(wk), HM Rowe, Eden Carson

Sri Lanka (Match Odds- 4.55)


Sri Lanka has already lost the series and will be looking to win the last match to avoid humiliation. Chamari Athapaththu failed to score big runs which was a setback for the Lankans. Harshitha Samarawickrama and  Hasini Perera made a patnership of 57 runs but both of their wickets fell quickly which costed Sri Lankas momentum. Sri Lankan bowling side failed to impress and New Zealand won the 2nd match by 8 wickets.

Sri Lanka will be looking to finish the tournament with a win.

Full Squad:

Chamari Athapaththu (C), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Imesha Dulani, Vishmi Gunaratne, Hansima Karunaratne, Kawya Kavindi, Sugandika Kumari, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk)

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Players to watch out for:

chamari athapaththu

Skipper of the Sri Lankan team failed to impress the home fans with her bat. She is the player who can take responsibility and we are predicting that she will be the batter from the Sri Lanka’s side to shine out.

Inoka Ranaweera

She is an experienced player and she took the most required wicket of  Suzie Bates from the last match. She was the player who showed hope to the Sri Lanka’s team. She will be a player to watch out.

Possible Playing XI:

H Madavi, N de Silva, Vishmi Rajapaksha, C Atapattu(C), H Karunaratne, OU Ranasinghe, A Sanjeewani(wk), I Fernando, I Ranaweera, U Prabodhani, WK Dilhari

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Women Head to Head

Sri Lanka is winless at the head-to-head against New Zealand. New Zealand won all the 12 games played between them and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Women Toss Prediction

The field neither favours batting side nor the bowling side so there is no strategy to make. New Zealand won the toss of the last match and decided to bowl. The plan is likely to be same for the last match also.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Women Pitch report

In the middle overs, the spinners will prevail. But overall no sides gains any major advantage from the wicket. Match at P Sara Oval is always exciting to watch.

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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Women Prediction

New Zealand is clearly dominating the T20 series and winning the last game of the tournament is very much possible for them. Sri Lanka has never defeated New Zealand ever and will give their best to change the situation. But our prediction goes with New Zealand.

New Zealand is predicted to win the game at the odds of 1.20.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Suzie Bates scored 52 runs and completed her 26th half century in the last match. She is in a form and high confidence. She is the most recommended player to bet for in the final game.

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